Attractions to explore near Uetliberg Lookout Tower
Landmark steel-truss tower with an open observation platform & panoramic views of Zurich & the Alps.
Uetliberg towers over the rooftops of Zürich at 2,850 feet above sea level. The mountain affords an impressive panoramic view of the city, the lake, and also the Alps. There is a lot of things to do there and it is also one of the famous trekking points in this area.
The Planetenweg consists of scaled models of the planets (1: 1 billion), and the distances between the planets are also to scale. You can hike from one planet to the other through amazing views of Zurich city on one side and rural scenic Switzerland on the other.
Rieterpark is Zurich's largest and most impressive landscaped garden. The park and associated villa were created in 1855 and acquired in the late 19th century by the industrialist Rieter family from Winterthur. It has some lovely little secret corners as well as two stately villas which now house the Rietberg Museum.
Museum Rietberg Zurich is dedicated to masterworks from Asia, Africa, the Americas, and Oceania. At the core of its worldwide acclaim are special exhibitions focused on these international cultures. It was established in 1952 and is situated in the serene Rieter Park, with views of the city and the Alps.
Strandbad Mythenquai is a public bath in the Swiss municipality of Zürich, being part of the historical Seeuferanlage promenades that were built between 1881 and 1887. The bath is situated at Mythenquai respectively between the Enge and Wollishofen quarters at lower the Zürichsee lake shore on the left bank in Zürich.
The FIFA World Football Museum is an interactive experience world for people of all ages. Spread over three floors and covering approximately 3,000 square meters of exhibition space, the FIFA World Football Museum examines all aspects of the world of soccer.
Rote Fabrik is a former factory in the Wollishofen neighbourhood of Zürich, Switzerland. It is now used as a music venue and cultural centre. It is so named because the buildings are made of red brick, but also because left-wing parties were part of the campaign to turn the location into a cultural centre.
Haus Konstruktiv, the Foundation for Constructive and Concrete Art, was founded by private individuals in 1986. From 1987 to spring 2001 it was located at Seefeldstrasse 317 in the outer Seefeld area of Zurich and was known as the "House for Constructive and Concrete Art". The foundation promotes "constructive, concrete, and conceptual art and design".
Bürkliplatz is a town square in Zürich, Switzerland. It is named after Arnold Bürkli and is one of the nodal points of the road and public transportation, and of the lakeshore promenades that were built between 1881 and 1887. The tree-shaded square between Bahnhofstrasse and Fraumünsterstrasse is called Stadthausanlage.
Paradeplatz is a square at the Bahnhofstrasse in downtown Zürich, Switzerland. It is one of the most expensive pieces of real estate in Switzerland and has become synonymous with wealth and the Swiss banks, being the location of the headquarters of both UBS and Credit Suisse. The site of the square lay without the medieval city walls, and was incorporated into the town with the construction of the new ramparts in 1642. During the 17th century.
One of the world’s leading private collections of clocks can be found at this Beyer Clock and Watch Museum. Around 260 very valuable exhibits present the history of timekeeping from 1400 BC to the present day: from sundials to water and tower clocks, Renaissance automata, magnificent pendulum clocks, elaborately decorated pocket watches, and the prototype of the first quartz wristwatch. Scientific navigation devices are also featured here.
Langstrasse is Zurich's most colorful and varied district. You can savor international specialties and enjoy multi-cultural shopping options during the day here, while the street converts into Zurich's nightlife district at night.
Bahnhofstrasse – Zurich's Shopping Boulevard You can find everything that your heart desires in Bahnhofstrasse: fashion, art, and Zurich specialties attract local residents as well as visitors. It was created after the construction of Zurich’s Main Railway Station.
Augustinergasse is one of the most beautiful historical, narrow streets in Zurich. With many well-preserved, colorfully painted bay windows, it provides an insight into the history of the city. It connects busy Bahnhofstrasse with the former Gothic Augustiner Church from the 13th century and continues to the "oasis" St.
The St. Peter Church is the oldest parish church in Zurich – with the original 9th-century foundation walls still seen today beneath the chancel. This church has the largest church clock face in Europe. Until 1911 the church tower was used as a fire watch post.
Wasserkirche is a church built on a small island in the Limmat, situated between the two main churches of medieval Zürich, the Grossmünster and the Fraumünster, at the Limmatquai and the Münsterbrücke. The Helmhaus is an extension of the church to the north, first mentioned in 1253 as a court of criminal justice, at which time it was a simple wooden structure covering the eastern end of the bridge. It was one of the main tourist attractions in this area.
The only areal cable car in the Zurich canton which was opened in 1954 which takes you to the breathtaking views of the Zurich and also gives the chance to be the part of its history. To ride on the Felsenegg cable car, you need a ZVV ticket that includes the fare zones 150 and 155.