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Judyzoo
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Sep 11, 2019 - 5:08 PM

Is the train from Zurich main station to Uetliberg Mountain covered by the Swiss Travel Pass? Is it a regular train or some kind of excursion train (possibly S10)?

Ildiko
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Sep 11, 2019 - 6:05 PM in reply to Judyzoo

Hi Judyzoo and welcome to MySwissAlps!

Yes, you can get from Zurich main station to Uetliberg with your Swiss Travel Pass. You can check the validity map at www.myswissalps.com/sw isstravelpass/validity. (Make sure to download the map, it helps a lot.).

According to the timetable (www.myswissalps.com/ti metable) it is an S10 train.

If you would like to walk a bit, I suggest you this route from Uetliberg: www.myswissalps.com/hi king/uetliberg-felsenegg

See also: www.myswissalps.com/zu rich

Last modified on Sep 13, 2019 - 11:09 AM by Ildiko
1960man
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Sep 11, 2019 - 11:07 PM in reply to Judyzoo

The Uetliberg railway is not unique *** but is a comparitively unusual example of a 'normal' commuter railway as well as being a mountain railway lying virtually surrounded by an urban conurbation. As it is a 'normal' part of the Swiss national network it is included in the STP

*** - not unique because there are others such as Holmenkollen in Oslo

Judyzoo
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Sep 12, 2019 - 12:25 PM

Thanks for the information; I'm looking forward to it! How cold might it be on the mountain in late November?

Ildiko
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Sep 12, 2019 - 3:40 PM in reply to Judyzoo

Uetliberg is not that high, it's elevation is 870 m. So I think it will be similar to Zurich. According to the averages from the past, somewhere between 4-7 °C: www.yr.no/place/Switze rland/Z%C3%BCrich/Send eturm_Uetliberg/statis tics.html. But weather in Switzerland can change very quickly so make sure you check the weather forcast one we get closer to your travel dates.

Learn more about the weather in Switzerland at www.myswissalps.com/we ather and about the forecasts at www.myswissalps.com/we ather/forecast.

Kmjtwinnie
Kmjtwinnie
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Sep 21, 2019 - 6:52 AM in reply to Ildiko

Hi

I like your suggestion about walking/hiking from Uetliberg. I am travelling to Switzerland during end of Dec, and is my first time. I stay in tropical all my life, so want to ask if is a crazy idea to take a walk during winter, between 26 to 31 Dec?

Anna
Anna
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Sep 21, 2019 - 4:12 PM

Hi Kmjtwinnie,

There's a hiking trail on Uetliberg called the Uetliberg Panorama Planet Trail: https://www.myswissalp s.com/hiking/uetliberg -felsenegg. The trail is about 5.5km. It is open all year even in winter. The trail starts at the Uetliberg station and ends at the Felsenegg cable car station near Adliswil. From here you can take the train back to Zurich. If you have a Swiss Travel Pass, the whole journey will cost you nothing but a good stroll and some wonderful views of Zurich: www.myswissalps.com/sw isstravelpass/validity.

Make sure you keep warm in winter!

Anna

Last modified on Sep 22, 2019 - 5:25 AM by Annika
Kmjtwinnie
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Sep 28, 2019 - 7:18 AM in reply to Anna

Thanks Anna, I guess I will give it a try; : )

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