Landscape Adlisberg in Zurich
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Landscape Adlisberg in Zurich

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The landscape Adlisberg in Zurich, near the Zurich Zoo and the Dolder Grand Hotel gives you the feeling of being far away from towns and villages. It is a beautiful area for walking and hiking.

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