7 of the best day walks from one of Europe's coolest cities.
As well as being a capital of culture, Zürich is also something of a mecca for hiking and if you do these 7 walks you will understand why!
All of these trips can be reached using the excellent Swiss public transport system so you can stay in downtown Zürich and enjoy city life in the evenings whilst also escaping into the peace of nature during the days.
There's an amazing diversity amongst these hikes but without question the most unusual one is the tour around Zürich airport. It sounds strange (and it is a bit!) but the walk is surprisingly quiet for much of the way and its sheer uniqueness makes it a fun day out.
For that combination of city and serenity, look no further.
Flower splendour in the Zurich Oberland
An easy hike through historical villages and charming Swiss countryside.
A lovely hike through shady woodlands.
The Pfäffikersee is an important retreat for the local flora and fauna, which is why most of the lake shore is protected. The mountain panorama is overwhelming on clear days.
The Albis chain, about 20 kilometres long, is an important local recreation area. The Gratweg with its resting places, lookout towers and mountain inns is the most visited trail in the world. Hiking trail.