Looking for things to do in Zurich? If the weather is nice, consider taking a little trip out to Jucker Farm for an afternoon of country delights.
Jucker Farm is a well-run operation located just 30 minutes outside of Zurich in the little town of Seegräben above the shores of the Pfäffikersee. This farm is a local favorite and for good reason: Jucker Farm is a great half-day excursion from Zurich!
Here are five reasons to trade the city sounds for country charm and go to Jucker Farm.
1. Statues made of pumpkins
As you can imagine, the Pumpkin Exhibition is one of Jucker Farm’s biggest attractions. In the fall months of September and October (and sometimes into November), visitors are greeted by large pumpkin displays that reflect the theme of the year. Check out the crazy creations I encountered when I took my #littleAlpenRose last year!
2. More pumpkins, apples, and blueberries
On an autumn visit to Jucker Farm, you’ll not want for pumpkin… but you may have a hard time selecting some to take home with you as you’ll find dozens of varieties of pumpkins, squash and gourds – including the popular Swiss standard for autumn carving, the turnip! [Check out this post on the spooky fall festival involving the Swiss’ love for root vegetables!]
In the spring and summer, you can wander through the apple orchard labyrinth or pick blueberries off the trees. Each season brings new experiences on the farm!
3. Insane vistas
Visiting Jucker Farm on a clear day offers a tantalizing view of the Swiss Alps. Plus, the lake below adds another sparkling element of beauty to the landscape. You really won’t want to leave!
4. Family Fun
Jucker Farm is a place for families to enjoy together. There is a playground and live farm animals for kids to enjoy while adults sip on beverages from their picnic benches.
5. Great food and tasty takeaways
Jucker Farm has an awesome eatery on site with a pay-by-weight buffet featuring fresh foods from the farm that will leave you wishing your plate were bigger! Also, the shop has tons of edible goodies for you to take away when it’s time to head home.
See what I mean? Isn’t Jucker Farm pretty great?!?!
Don’t miss out on this Zurich darling, especially if you are a local!
How to Get to Jucker Farm with Public Transportation
Hop on a regional train from Zurich HB to Aathal for a 26-minute ride through the suburbs of Zurich. The S14 Train (Direction Hinwil) departs Zurich HB twice an hour on the ‘12 and ‘42 from Platform 33. A full price, round-trip ticket costs 26.00 Swiss francs.
From the Aathal train station, cross the road by following the pedestrian tunnel and take a deep breath before marching up the steeply wooded path called Chälenweg. The footpath merges with Aathalstrasse, and after a 10-minute walk through the adorable hamlet of Seegräben, you’ll reach Jucker Farm.
NOW IT’S YOUR TURN TO SHARE…
Have you ever seen a Pumpkin Exhibition like this before? If you’re a Zurich local, did you have a favorite theme for the pumpkins on display? Don’t you just love the farm-to-table feel of farms like this one around the world? Anyone else want more of this setting in their lives?