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Wildnispark Zürich Sihlwald - © Pärke/Ronald Schmidt
Wildnispark Zürich Sihlwald - © Pärke/Ronald Schmidt
Wildnispark Zürich Sihlwald - © Netzwerk Schweizer Pärke/Ronald Schmidt
Wildnispark Zürich Sihlwald - © Netzwerk Schweizer Pärke/Ronald Schmidt
Wildnispark Zürich Sihlwald - © Netzwerk Schweizer Pärke/Ronald Schmidt
Wildnispark Zürich Sihlwald - © Netzwerk Schweizer Pärke/Ronald Schmidt

Wildnispark Zürich Sihlwald

Nature Experience Park since 2010
Wildnispark Zurich Sihlwald offers a unique combination of forest, wilderness and wildlife in the immediate vicinity of the cities of 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.
«Im Rhythmus der Natur.»

Wildnispark Zürich-Sihlwald
Alte Sihltalstrasse 38
CH-8135 Sihlwald

Tel. +41 (0)44 722 55 22
info@wildnispark.ch
www.wildnispark.ch

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 2010, 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 forest-based industry has stopped and the Sihlwald can again follow its own dynamic processes.

Nature Experience Park since 2010

jArea : 11 km2
fPopulation: 80
kMunicipalities: 5 municipalities within the Park and 13 partner municipalities
nCantons: Zürich

Images

Wildnispark Zürich Sihlwald - © Switzerland Tourism-BAFU/ Markus Gyger
Wildnispark Zürich Sihlwald - © Switzerland Tourism-BAFU/ Markus Gyger
Wildnispark Zürich Sihlwald - © Wildnispark Zürich Sihlwald

Wildnispark Zürich Sihlwald video

Switzerland Tourism film about the Wildnispark Zürich Sihlwald.

Events & offers

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Playground

Playground

Sihlwald wilderness playground
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Gastronomy, Accomodation, Restaurant, Guest house, Cafe

Gastronomy, Accomodation, Restaurant, Guest house, Cafe

Langenberg restaurant
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Fauna, Museum / Exhibition

Fauna, Museum / Exhibition

The world of mice
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Hikingroute

Hikingroute

Sihlwald circular hiking trail

Wildnispark Zürich-Sihlwald

Alte Sihltalstrasse 38
CH-8135 Sihlwald

Tel. +41 (0)44 722 55 22
info@wildnispark.ch
www.wildnispark.ch

How to get there

Connection (www.sbb.ch)