UTO KULM, a 4 star hotel on top of Uetliberg, also called The Top of Zürich 🙂 was our goal this Friday. The area is car free, so we went by train from Zürich to Uetliberg, it takes just 20 minutes. After that there is a 6-700 meters walk to the hotel. The road and the top was covered by snow, many others walked the same direction, so we were happy that we’d reserved a table in the restaurant in advance.
Getting closer to the hotel the road was illuminated by fantastic Christmas lights, making the ambience like a complete fairytale Christmas picture and from the top we had the most fantastic view over Zürich. After an easy check-in at the hotel, we went for dinner at Allegro, a very nice experience, even on a busy Friday evening. Views from the modern and fairly spacious rooms are simply stunning. If you want to get a better view, you will have to climb the observation tower next to the hotel 🙂
Our opinion: with a just 20 minutes ride from the center of Zürich, we will definitely stay here again when we need a stay-over in Zürich. And in general, the restaurant, with huge outdoor, panoramic terraces is also worth a visit in the summertime. Many hiking paths runs to/from the hotel as well.