Uetliberg - Mountain holiday in Zurich


High above Zurich’s rooftops, at 871 meters above sea level, lies Uetliberg with its peak, the UTO KULM. The summit offers a beautiful scenic view over the city, Lake Zurich and the Limmat Valley all the way to the panorama of the Alps.

In spring, the mountain blooms and blossoms and is not only popular with fans of wild garlic. You can experience Uetliberg as a starting point for hikes or mountain biking in the summer, or walk along our “Path of the Planets.” Especially in the fall Uetliberg is a popular destination, because most of the time its summit lies above the fog-covered city. And in the winter, the hiking trails can be used for sledding.

View from Uetliberg at 871 meters above sea level

Savoring Uetliberg


Uetliberg has been known for its hospitality for over 200 years now.

The old guest house and sanatorium have been replaced. Today, attractively priced delicacies of the highest level are being offered:

Restaurant Allegra

True epicureans and leisure seekers can indulge equally with seasonal delights and fine Zurich specialties. To add another touch of indulgence, our sommelier serves every dish with a specially chosen wine from our award-winning wine cellar.

Culinary with a view

Hotel UTO KULM

Let your eyes gaze upon the panorama views and experience an unforgettable night on the Uetliberg! True connoisseurs and hiking experts can equally indulge in gourmet delights and specialties. Combine your stay in the hotel with a seminar, relax in nature, or experience our sauna area.

Staying on the top of Zurich

Restaurant Gmüetliberg

The restaurant Gmüetliberg at the end of the SZU train line to Uetliberg offers traditional dishes and coziness – less than half an hour away from downtown Zurich. Enjoy fondue and raclette specialties as well as delicious menus for larger parties.

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Hiking, biking, paragliding...


… or strolling, sledding, picnicking? All these unique experiences right here in Zurich on Uetliberg.

Uetliberg is a proper activity and adventure mountain. It offers all kinds of recreational activities for tall and small, young and old, locals and tourists. Be it a leisurely walk along the “Planetenweg” (“Path of the Planets”) – of course suitable for baby strollers – or the sporty challenge of the mountain bike trails, everyone is welcome to relax.

Hiking

Uetliberg’s summit, the UTO KULM, at 871 meters above sea level is the most convenient hiking desination from Zurich. Some trails even have their starting point at the UTO KULM.

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Biking

Uetliberg doesn’t only offer great vistas but also two official bike trails: Triemli and Höckler. These are well-suited for a fast after-work ride. But beginners will also be able to cope and have fun.

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Paragliding

Paragliding only half an hour from city center: You can take to the skies from Uetliberg when the wind blows from northeast. Since the launch site is fairly small and surrounded by trees a skillful backwards-launch technique is advised. After launch you need to maintain an active style of flying.

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Uetliberg Association

Since its inception in 1976, the Uetliberg Association actively campaigns for Zurich’s local mountain. Uetliberg is supposed to be preserved as a recreation area, its appeal to locals and tourists is to be improved, and collaboration between authorities, organisations, and enterprises promoted. The Association is engaged in the preservation of the nature and landscape.

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Path of the Planets

The Uetliberg-Felsenegg Path of the Planets is a hiking trail on the Albis chain. It was conceived of by Arnold von Rotz and opened in 1979. It’s at a scale of 1 to 1 billion and as such provides a sense of the dimensions and distances in our solar system. It is an educational trip, especially for families with children.

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Sledding trails

The city of Zurich provides and maintains the sledding trails at Uetliberg. But beware: the routes are challenging! Families with toddlers should preferably use the slope at Ringlikon. Zurich’s “sledding hotline” provides a snow report and information about the trails’ conditions: 044 412 14 71.

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The UTO KULM Hotel


On the Uetliberg, high above Zurich, the most luxurious mountain cabin in Switzerland awaits with 4-star panorama rooms and romance suites. The breathtaking view of Zurich, Lake Zurich and the Alps is just on of our advantages.

Let your eyes gaze upon the panorama views and experience an unforgettable night on the Uetliberg! Just the journey to the UTO KULM hotel from the Uetliberg station alone is an experience that no other hotel in Zurich can offer. After a short walk you’ll reach the hotel, which is known not only for its view, but also for of its cuisine. The restaurant serves exquisite à la carte dishes and market fresh menus.

True connoisseurs and hiking experts can equally indulge in gourmet delights and fine Zurich specialties. Combine your stay in the hotel with a seminar, relax in nature, or experience our sauna area.

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sleeping with a view

A weekend for two in romantic surroundings is quite a special treat. Elegant hardwood floors, tasteful interior design and high quality furniture characterize the hotel.

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Seminar at UTO KULM

A view of the countryside opens up new prospects for career success: far away from the bustle of the city, sharpen your focus in the modern seminar rooms and concentrate on projects.

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Dream Banquets

From small – starting at 10 people – to large: In our banquet halls, up to 270 guests can enjoy the uplifting feeling of a summit dinner and have a lasting impression of a very special event.

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Weddings under the canopy

Give yourself the best on your wedding and celebrate on the Uetliberg. You an your guests will spend a memorable and enjoy an unique panoramic view of the city, Lake Zurich and the Alps.

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Giusep Fry

Coming from the Grison Alps, Giusep Fry has been supervising Zurich’s local mountain since 1983 as managing director and has ​since made the Uetliberg a unique experience for all guests, tourists and business clients.

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Jobs at UTO KULM

Not only great events make a job with us exciting, bit also a young dynamic team, guided by the innovative hotelier Giusep Fry.

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#uetliberg


The social media wall: Uetliberg and the hotel UTO KULM are digitally cutting edge.

We’re using Facebook and Twitter, Instagram and YouTube, Google+ and Flickr. Of course we’re also active on the business platforms Xing and LinkedIn. This social wall combines all activities from the social web, both user generated and our own. Anything tagged with #uetliberg or #utokulm is gathered and presented right here. We’re looking forward to all contributions.

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Service and information


We are offering the all-round carefree package, so leave the stress and hecticness behind and enjoy nature high above the city.

Every half hour, the Uetliberg train will take you up Switzerland’s most beautiful local mountain. Let our outstanding and friendly service surprise you.

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By train

The train is your fastest and easiest choice. From Zurich main station, take the Sihltal Zurich-Uetliberg Bahn SZU (S10) the underground station on track 1/2 (from December 2013 Track 21/22). The SZU runs weekdays every half-hour and takes just 20 to get to the Uetliberg. On weekends it runs every 20 minutes. Time schedules from the airport to the Uetliberg are available on the Internet at sbb.ch.

The UTO KULM hotel is located in a car-free recreation area – the Uetliberg . There are several parking facilities in and around Zurich, but fortunately you can only get to the hotel via the Sihl Valley-Zurich-Train line (SZU) or by foot. After the final station at Uetliberg, there is a 7 minute walk to the hotel. On request, handicapped guests as well as the luggage of hotel and conference guests will be collected. Please inform us one day in advance of your arrival.

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By car

You can travel by car to the Feldermoos parking lot at 47 Birmesdorferstrasse in Uitikon-Waldegg. Then, take the SZU to the car-free Uetliberg.

A4/A3 highway from the north / west or Basel, Bern, St. Gallen and coming from Zurich-Kloten airport: take exit 28 Oberurdorf-Süd, then drive approximately 4.9 km towards Zurich to the Feldermoos parking lot at 47 birmensdorferstrasse, 8142 Uitikon-Waldegg, and from there take the SZU to the Uetliberg.

A4/A3 motorway from the south / east or train, Lucerne and Chur: take exit 29 Ringlikon and then go about 3.8 km towards Zurich to the Feldermoos parking lot.

Arrival from Feldermoos parking lot:
1. 7 minute walk by foot via the natural road: cross the footbridge, follow the steps until you reach the railway track, then go right about 300 meters to the Uitikon-Waldegg train station. The SZU (S10) train leaves from there to the Uetliberg every 30 minutes on weekdays and every 20 minutes on weekends.

2. Walk ten minutes via the paved road: From the parking lot, bear right along the road to the second gas station. Use the pedestrian underpass and go to the other side of the road. Finally, a paved road leads you through the forest to the Uitikon-Waldegg train station.

By airplane

Landing in Zurich Kloten, the train is your fastest and easiest choice. Every hour, direct trains (up to 22 ) go to the Zurich main station. At the main station, change to the underground SZU (S10) on track 1 / 2 (after December 2013 track 21/22). The SZU runs weekdays every half-hour and takes just 20 to get to the Uetliberg. On weekends it runs every 20 minutes. Time schedules from the airport to the Uetliberg are available on the Internet at sbb.ch.

The UTO KULM hotel is located in a car-free recreation area – the Uetliberg . There are several parking facilities in and around Zurich, but fortunately you can only get to the hotel via the Sihl Valley-Zurich-Train line (SZU) or by foot. After the final station at Uetliberg, there is a 7 minute walk to the hotel. On request, handicapped guests as well as the luggage of hotel and conference guests will be collected. Please inform us one day in advance of your arrival.

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Events on the Uetliberg


The unique natural scenery of Uetliberg marvels again and again. Even more so considering we know hot to play on this exclusive stage.

The legendary UTO KULM events such as the Murder Mystery Dinner or Sunday Brunch inspire numerous excursionists and tourists and have become fixed parts of Zurich’s entertainment. Seasonal Highlights from Oktoberfest Top of Zurich to Gospel for Christmas to the unique August 1st fireworks complement our offer. All events can be booked through www.utokulm.ch and also include the ZVV-transportation tickets. Order tickets easily online, print them at home and take them with you. Make a reservation by phone at 044 457 66 66 or directly at all Star Ticket booking offices.

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Murder Mystery Dinner

A sumptuous feast for the palate, a murder mystery for the mind. Murder Mystery Dinner combines experience catering and interactive theater. Enjoy culinary delights and help solve an exciting, thrilling, and fun murder mystery.

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Sunday Brunch

Have a great time on Sunday: After a leisurely walk, feast over the roofs of Zurich from 11:00 to 14:00 with a variety of treats from our unique brunch buffet.

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Company Special

Our events are especially useful as an opportunity for your company. Invite your guests or employees to an unforgettable evening on the Uetliberg. We offer special prices and group discounts.

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