Hello from Amsterdam.. Today I'm leaving Amsterdam and continue my next destination to Switzerland by using a train. This train is very interesting because it's going to across 3 countries, wow! I never going that far by train :)
Departing at 8 pm from Amsterdam to Zurich need 12 hours trip, very long but I never feel bored during this trip because this train has room with some beds. Nice experience to travel by using this train.
At 8 am on the next day, I arrive in Zurich and check in to hotel which located very close to the station. After check in at hotel, I take train gain to Uetliberg Station.
Before I tell you more about Uetliberg, please watch this video first :)
Video by Stefan Baumann
Uetliberg is a mountain in Swiss Plateau which become one of tourism destination in Zurich. This mountain offers a panoramic view of entire Zurich city and Zurich Lake from 869 meters above the sea. To get the summit is not too hard, you can walking from Albisguetli, Triemli or Albisrieden with frequent water fountainsand camping spots. Don't worry, Uetliberg has downhill MTB track which starts from camping area at the top of mountain and finish at the Triemli train station.
In Uetliberg, you can hiking, biking, paragliding, camping and in winter you can sledding. Or if you're love photography, you can capturing any view in the top of mountain, like I did. Anyway, the view is very stunning, in winter evrything is white. For me, tropical creature, tasting snow is very fantastic and magical. So, during this trip in Zurich, I'm gonna taste more snow ;)
For you who want to hike to the summit, prepare some coins because there are no people selling tickets, but the ticket control by automatic gate. Put CHF 2 coin and the gate will open automatically for one person. Wear winter coat and boots for cover your body. If you're going to bring camera, don't forget to cover it because it'll turn into dew.