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Zürichsee-Rundweg
Zürichsee-Rundweg
Stage 2, Adliswil–Horgen
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Zürich-Zugerland-Panoramaweg
Zürich-Zugerland-Panoramaweg
Stage 2, Albis Passhöhe–Zug
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Wildnisweg Sihlwald
Wildnisweg Sihlwald
Route 866, Hausen am Albis–Horgen
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Säuliamt–Schwyz
Säuliamt–Schwyz
Stage 1, Dietikon–Zug
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L'Areuse–Emme–Sihl
L'Areuse–Emme–Sihl
Stage 5, Hochdorf (Urswil)–Zürich
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Rhein–Hirzel–Linth
Rhein–Hirzel–Linth
Stage 2, Zürich–Pfäffikon SZ
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Wildlife Park Zürich Sihlwald

Wildlife Park Zürich Sihlwald

Wildnispark Zurich Sihlwald offers a unique combination of forest, wilderness and wildlife near Zurich and Zug. Unforgettable encounters with wildlife in facilities close to nature and adventurous experiences in a primeval forest wilderness create exciting contrasts to everyday urban life.
Something unique emerges here

Sihlwald is originally an 1100 ha beech forest in the middle of the urban area of Zurich-Zug-Lucerne. Protection of natural processes has allowed Sihlwald to become overgrown, which has resulted in a natural forest offering habitats and nourishment to numerous plants and wildlife - and a unique wilderness experience for humans. 73 km of footpaths, 56 km of cycle routes and 52 km of bridle paths are waiting to be discovered. Allow yourself to be enchanted by a walk through the Wildnispark Zurich Sihlwald with its mighty, 200-year-old giant trees and imposing views from the Albis-Hochwacht observation tower. The two adventure trials are especially suited for children. Since 2009, Sihlwald has borne the official label "Nature Discovery Park - Park of national importance", and is thus the first and only nature discovery park in Switzerland.

From timber forest to nature forest

Sihlwald came into possession of the City of Zurich in 1309 as a gift from the Hapsburgers and in 1524 through the dissolution of the Fraumünster convent. The City of Zurich used it for several hundred years as a source of firewood and building timber. From 1876 on, there was a forest railway that facilitated work in the forest. The foundation stone for the change back in the direction of a nature forest was laid in 1986 with the project “Nature Landscape Sihlwald”. Since 2000, all human interventions have stopped and the Sihlwald can again follow its own dynamic processes.

Protection regulations : see «More»
Wildnispark Zurich Sihlwald offers a unique combination of forest, wilderness and wildlife near Zurich and Zug. Unforgettable encounters with wildlife in facilities close to nature and adventurous experiences in a primeval forest wilderness create exciting contrasts to everyday urban life.
Something unique emerges here

Sihlwald is originally an 1100 ha beech forest in the middle of the urban area of Zurich-Zug-Lucerne. Protection of natural processes has allowed Sihlwald to become overgrown, which has resulted in a natural forest offering habitats and nourishment to numerous plants and wildlife - and a unique wilderness experience for humans. 73 km of footpaths, 56 km of cycle routes and 52 km of bridle paths are waiting to be discovered. Allow yourself to be enchanted by a walk through the Wildnispark Zurich Sihlwald with its mighty, 200-year-old giant trees and imposing views from the Albis-Hochwacht observation tower. The two adventure trials are especially suited for children. Since 2009, Sihlwald has borne the official label "Nature Discovery Park - Park of national importance", and is thus the first and only nature discovery park in Switzerland.

From timber forest to nature forest

Sihlwald came into possession of the City of Zurich in 1309 as a gift from the Hapsburgers and in 1524 through the dissolution of the Fraumünster convent. The City of Zurich used it for several hundred years as a source of firewood and building timber. From 1876 on, there was a forest railway that facilitated work in the forest. The foundation stone for the change back in the direction of a nature forest was laid in 1986 with the project “Nature Landscape Sihlwald”. Since 2000, all human interventions have stopped and the Sihlwald can again follow its own dynamic processes.

Protection regulations : see «More»

Wildlife Park Zürich Sihlwald

Adresse

Stiftung Wildnispark Zürich
Alte Sihltalstrasse 38
8135 Sihlwald
Tel. +41 (0)44 722 55 22
info@wildnispark.ch
www.wildnispark.ch

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Hiking in the surroundings

Zürichsee-Rundweg
Zürichsee-Rundweg
Stage 2, Adliswil–Horgen
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Zürich-Zugerland-Panoramaweg
Zürich-Zugerland-Panoramaweg
Stage 2, Albis Passhöhe–Zug
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Wildnisweg Sihlwald
Wildnisweg Sihlwald
Route 866, Hausen am Albis–Horgen
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Cycling in the surroundings

Säuliamt–Schwyz
Säuliamt–Schwyz
Stage 1, Dietikon–Zug
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L'Areuse–Emme–Sihl
L'Areuse–Emme–Sihl
Stage 5, Hochdorf (Urswil)–Zürich
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Rhein–Hirzel–Linth
Rhein–Hirzel–Linth
Stage 2, Zürich–Pfäffikon SZ
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