A Day of Climbing

Today, instead of hustling after 2 boys on scooters, we got our exercise by climbing up 2 of Zurich’s viewpoint attractions. The Uetliberg mountain is visible from the city and easily accessible by train or by walking from one of several tram stops. We chose the tram and walking option and enjoyed the steep but pleasant trail that climbed through the woods to the top of the ridge. After enjoying the view from the top, we walked further along the ridge for a hike back down on a different trail.

Enjoying our walk in the woods.
View of Zurich from Uetliberg
Alps visible in the distance.

Another opportunity to get a bird’s eye view of Zurich is available within the city. The Grossmuenster church is a distinctive landmark with its double towers. One of the towers has a viewing platform that can be reached by climbing 187 steps (I counted them) up a winding staircase inside the tower.

Grossmuenster Church
View upriver. Small blue and white striped tent is the roof of the carousel where we were yesterday.
Looking south towards Zurichsee (the lake)

After hiking and climbing stairs it felt good to sit by the lakeshore for a while to relax and watch the swans. Another beautiful day in Zurich.

Author: bjregan

Enjoying retirement activities. Main goals for retirement are to stay spiritually, physically, mentally and emotionally healthy.

One thought on “A Day of Climbing”

  1. I’m loving your trip!! The streets are so pristine clean; I’d forgotten about that from our trip to Zurich and Baden. So happy for you guys getting to HIKE and with family. Wonderful photos and prose…thanks!!

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