Switzerland is a famously mountainous country, boasting sublime Alpine scenery which provides some of the most arresting sights in the world. Dramatic panoramic views of the Swiss Alps, and of the entire city of Zurich, are available from the Uetliberg, a mountain just outside the city.
There are some wonderful views all around Zurich but to fully appreciate the city and its spectacular natural setting a trip to the summit of the Uetliberg is enormously rewarding. After coming down from the mountain, guests at the Radisson Blu Hotel, Zurich Airport will be able to relax in style at one of the finest hotels in Zurich.
The view from the top
Although the summit of the Uetliberg sits at an impressive 869 m above sea level, the ascent from Zurich is easy as the local train station is just a ten minute walk away from the mountaintop. It is also possible to take a longer route through the pleasant countryside around the mountain.
Visitors can take the number 13 tram in the direction of Albisguetli and follow paths that will lead them to the peak in about an hour. However walkers get to the top of the Uetliberg, the views that they share will be similarly magnificent. On a clear day virtually all of Zurich is visible, as are the distant Alps.
A centre of outdoor recreation
There are several stunning locations just outside Zurich that showcase the beauty of the country's great outdoors. Along with Regensberg the Uetliberg is one of the most popular areas around Zurich with both locals and tourist who are drawn to the beautiful countryside.
Guests at the Radisson Blu Hotel, Zurich Airport will find that leaving the city behind and visiting these locations is a great way to expand the horizons of their trip to the Swiss city. With a convenient location on the edge of the city the first class hotel is the perfect base for an exploration of these scenic attractions.