You can, of course, also just admire these mountains from afar, but we recommend that you make the effort to see them up close. Many are easily accessible by cable cars, cogwheel trains, lifts and the like and the views up there are something else!
In fact, there are more than a dozen peaks that are an easy day trip from Zurich and we list them all below. You can book guided bus tours to many of them, but you can usually get there on your own by using public transport too. Local trains and buses reach many of the valley stations and the ride there is often an adventure itself. Take, for example, the train to Nesslau where you switch to a bus to Unterwasser from where you can gain access to Mount Chäserrugg with stunning views of the Alps and the Churfirsten Mountain Range as well as a restaurant designed by the world-renowned Swiss architects Herzog & de Meuron.
Each entry below provides information on how to get there and, more importantly, how much a ticket costs. Your journey to all of the classic mountain peaks around Zurich begins here.