893 Albisgrat-Höhenweg
893 Albisgrat-Höhenweg

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Albisgrat-Höhenweg

Albisgrat-Höhenweg

Zürich, Uetliberg–Buechenegg

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Albisgrat-Höhenweg

Albisgrat-Höhenweg

This high-level route leads over the popular Üetliberg to Buchenegg affording surprising, breathtaking views of Zurich city, Zurichsee lake and even the Alps. At the same time, it is an oasis of peace in wonderful natural surroundings.
Everyone here knows the Üetliberg. It is one of the most popular excursion destinations in the region. It towers majestically over the city of Zurich and from it's summit you have breathtaking panoramic views across the region. It is particularly popular in autumn, when the summit is often above the blanket of fog.

The departure point is the summit of the Üetliberg. Having reached the top it's well worth making a detour to the vantage terrace at the Restaurant Uto Kulm. The panoramic views are magnificent. Then the route follows the Planetenweg (Planet Trail), so named because interesting facts on our solar system are provided at points along the entire route.

The route leads mostly along the edge of the forest. You make your way along high above the roof tops with fascinating views of the surrounding nature. The glistening lake below is as much a companion as the mountain backdrop. A picturesque scene, which continues to Buchenegg.
This high-level route leads over the popular Üetliberg to Buchenegg affording surprising, breathtaking views of Zurich city, Zurichsee lake and even the Alps. At the same time, it is an oasis of peace in wonderful natural surroundings.
Everyone here knows the Üetliberg. It is one of the most popular excursion destinations in the region. It towers majestically over the city of Zurich and from it's summit you have breathtaking panoramic views across the region. It is particularly popular in autumn, when the summit is often above the blanket of fog.

The departure point is the summit of the Üetliberg. Having reached the top it's well worth making a detour to the vantage terrace at the Restaurant Uto Kulm. The panoramic views are magnificent. Then the route follows the Planetenweg (Planet Trail), so named because interesting facts on our solar system are provided at points along the entire route.

The route leads mostly along the edge of the forest. You make your way along high above the roof tops with fascinating views of the surrounding nature. The glistening lake below is as much a companion as the mountain backdrop. A picturesque scene, which continues to Buchenegg.
8 km | 1 Stage
200 m | 230 m
2 h 00 min
difficult (for wheelchair users) | difficult (for wheelchair users)

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General information
The sightseeing attractions and overnight accommodation suggested by Switzerland Mobility are not necessarily wheelchair accessible. More information on accessibility is found at www.procap.ch/tourisme-inclusif or www.rollihotel.ch.

Obstacle-free routes, grade of difficulty see PDF.
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Arrival | return travel

Arrival / return travel Uetliberg
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Barrier-free travel / public transport
S-Bahn (S10) trains operate from the support station of Zürich Hauptbahnhof (main railway station) to Üetliberg. Boarding and alighting the S-Bahn train in Zurich Hauptbahnhof requires negotiating a step of 10cm. Üetliberg railway station can be accessed at an even level. Independent boarding and alighting is possible.
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Wheelchair-suitable parking spaces
Several parking spaces for wheelchair users are located at Zürich Hauptbahnhof. There is also a parking spaces for wheelchair users at the bottom station of the Felsenegg Luftseilbahn (aerial cableway) in Adliswil. The Buchenegg car park has no marked parking spaces for wheelchair users but the spaces are fairly large and there are sufficient spaces during the week.

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Restaurant Gmüetliberg
Restaurant Gmüetliberg
Restaurant Gmütliberg, located directly at the top station on Üetliberg, has a wheelchair-accessible toilet, the key for which must be requested at the cash desk. WC info: door width 90cm; movement area 70x100cm; seat height 49cm; hand grips, left none, right moveable; mirror height 130cm (folding mirror); washbasin underside clearance 60cm.
Restaurant Gmüetliberg
8143 Üetliberg / Zürich
Tel. +41 (0)44 463 92 60
www.gmuetliberg.ch
km0 - km2.2
km0 - km2.2
The first section is dominated by numerous uphill and downhill sections and leads primarily over easily negotiable gravel paths. Immediately after the Üetliberg top station you make your way along a 200m uphill section with a 12% gradient, followed by a 200m downhill section with a 15% gradient at km0.5. At km0.8 is a 150m downhill section with an 8% gradient. You then immediately reach a 30m uphill section, also with an 8% gradient. From km1.1 to km1.2 the route has a 12% downhill gradient that changes to a 60m uphill section with a 10% gradient. At km1.6 is a 100m uphill section with a 13% gradient followed by a 200m-downhill section with an 11% gradient.
Hotel and Restaurant Uto Kulm
Hotel and Restaurant Uto Kulm
At km0.4 is a signposted branch-off to Hotel and Restaurant Uto Kulm. The path to the restaurant and hotel leads up a 150m section with a 10% gradient. A vantage platform is located in front of the building. The restaurant has a spacious toilet but without hand grips. The way to the toilet is rather complicated and so it is best to ask one of the restaurant staff to accompany you. WC info: door width 90cm; movement area (DxB) 180x200cm; seat height 41cm; hand grips, none; access left; mirror height 92cm; washbasin underside clearance 70cm.
Hotel und Restaurant Uto Kulm
8143 Üetliberg / Zürich
Tel. +41 (0)44 457 66 66
www.utokulm.ch
Public WC
Public WC
At km1.4, immediately on the path, is a barbecue spot and a public toilet. It is not marked as wheelchair accessible but the ladies toilet is spacious. The door is rather hard to open. WC info: door width 77cm; movement area (DxB) 160x95cm; seat height 38cm; hand grips, none; access right; mirror height 130cm; washbasin underside clearance 65cm.
km2.2 - km5.6
km2.2 - km5.6
This section leads along easily negotiable gravel paths with several short and longer uphill and downhill sections. At km2.2 you meet a 20m uphill section with a 7% gradient followed at km2.7 by a 30m downhill section with an 8% gradient. From km2.7 to km3.2 you have a downhill gradient of 6% followed by an 80m section with a 14% gradient to overcome. At km3.3 is a 200m uphill section with a 6% gradient, changing at km3.9 to a 70m uphill section with an 8% gradient. A 20m section with a 6% gradient is met at km4.1, followed by an 8% uphill gradients at km4.3 (30m) and km4.6 (100m). The last uphill section on this part of the route has a gradient of 6% and stretches from km5.0 to km5.4. Rainwater channels (width 8cm) are found at km3.6, km4.2, km4.8 and km4.9.
km5.6 to Felsenegg top station
km5.6 to Felsenegg top station
At km5.6, the route leads left to the top station of the Felsenegg Luftseilbahn (aerial cableway). First you have to overcome a 150m-long uphill section with an 11% gradient, with six steps of 5cm in height crossing the path. This climb is followed by a 200m level section with an 8cm-wide rainwater channel running across it. The entire section leads along easily negotiable gravel paths.
Public WC Felsenegg top station
Public WC Felsenegg top station
The ladies toilet at the Felsenegg top station is wheelchair accessible, but the door is rather hard to open. Door width 100cm; movement area (DxB) 170x130cm; seat height 54cm; hand grips, left fixed; right moveable; mirror height 120cm (folding mirror); washbasin underside clearance 65cm.
km5.6 - km7.8
km5.6 - km7.8
The last part of the route is mostly on gravel paths. No public transport connections are available at the end of this section of the route (only parking spaces at Buchenegg). Surfaced stretches are found at km7.2 (200m) and km7.7 (100m). This part of the route has several uphill and downhill sections, some with cross falls. There are also rainwater channels and a step right across the path. At km5.6 is a 50m-section with a 9% gradient leading at km5.9 to a 30m downhill section also with a 9% gradient. From km6.1 to km6.2 you meet an uphill section with a 9% gradient, followed by a 40m section with an 8% downhill gradient. At km6.3, the path has a cross fall of 4% along a length of 80m. A 20m uphill section with a 10% gradient is found at km6.7 and from km7.6 the path leads along a 100m downhill section with a 14% gradient that also has a rainwater channel (width 8cm) across it. At km5.9 there are four rainwater channels (width 8cm) within a short distance and a step (height 3cm) at km6.6. Another six rainwater channels (width 8cm) are found between km7.2 and km7.4.
Restaurant Buchenegg
Restaurant Buchenegg
Restaurant Buchenegg is located at km7.8. The seating area and terrace are reached by ramp with a 12% gradient. There is no wheelchair-accessible toilet.
Restaurant Buchenegg
8143 Stallikon
Tel. +41 (0)44 710 73 90
www.buchenegg.ch
Eurokey WC Adliswil railway station
Eurokey WC Adliswil railway station
At Adliswil railway station, opposite Denner, is a wheelchair-accessible Eurokey toilet. WC info: door width 80cm; movement area (DxB) 200x100cm; seat height 48cm; hand grips, left moveable, right fixed; access left, no mirror; washbasin underside clearance 70cm.

Arrival | return travel

Barrier-free return journey / public transport
From the top station of the Felsenegg, you take the aerial cableway to the bottom station at Adliswil. The aerial cableway allows independent boarding and alighting. A 20-metre-long ramp, with a gradient of 17% is located at the exit to the bottom station. The way from the bottom station to Adliswil railway station leads along a 400m downhill section with a 15% gradient. The platform is reached by lift: door width: 95cm; movement area (DxB) 135x110cm. The door opens sideways to the platform. From Adliswil railway station you reach the support railway station of Zürich Hauptbahnhof by S-Bahn trains (S4).
Luftseilbahn Adliswil-Felsenegg LAF AG
Zelgstrasse 80
8134 Adliswil
Tel. +41 (0)44 206 46 80
info@laf.ch
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Arrival / return travel Felsenegg
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Contact

Procap Reisen & Sport
Frohburgstrasse 4
4600 Olten
Tel. +41 (0)62 206 88 30
tourismus@procap.ch
www.procap.ch/tourismus-inklusiv

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Places

Adliswil
Adliswil
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Places of interest

Biketrail Triemli
Biketrail Triemli
Planetenweg Walking Trail from Uetliberg
Planetenweg Walking Trail from Uetliberg
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Signalization

Signalization
In general the «Barrier-free Paths» lead along the hiking routes marked yellow. Additional white signs with green route fields for «Barrier-free Paths» indicate the route at key points. The white signs should be followed where «Barrier-free Paths» differ from the hiking route network. To be certain, please take a print-out of our web map with you.
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