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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 was thus the first 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.

Events & offers

Forest Nature Trail

Forest Nature Trail

Wildnispark Zürich Sihlwald
Streuboden barbecue area

Directly on Sihlwaldstrasse

Wildnispark Zürich Sihlwald
Glögglifrosch pond

Glögglifrosch pond

Wildnispark Zürich Sihlwald
«Sand lizard. Everything alright?»

Exhibition at the Museum of Natural History by the Museum Lucerne and the Albert Koechli Foundation

Wildnispark Zürich Sihlwald
Sihlwald wilderness playground

Sihlwald wilderness playground

Wildnispark Zürich Sihlwald
Hausen am Albis – Oberrieden

Wanderung vom Wald zum See mit vielen Höhenmetern.

Wildnispark Zürich Sihlwald
Ebertswil – Eschentobel – Ebertswil

Kurze Runde durch die entstehende Waldwildnis.

Wildnispark Zürich Sihlwald
Searching for clues for children

On the subject of amphibia

Wildnispark Zürich Sihlwald
The Natural forest Sihlwald

Largest mixed deciduous forest of Swiss Midland

Wildnispark Zürich Sihlwald
Bodenmatt barbecue area

Bodenmatt barbecue area

Wildnispark Zürich Sihlwald

Nature Experience Park since 2010

Area : 11 km2
Population: 80
Municipalities: 5
Cantons: Zürich

Images

Wildnispark Zürich Sihlwald - Wanderer im Wald, vergrösserte Ansicht
Wildnispark Zürich Sihlwald - Hochwatturm, vergrösserte Ansicht
Wildnispark Zürich Sihlwald - Luchs, vergrösserte Ansicht

Wildnispark Zürich Sihlwald video

Switzerland Tourism film about the Wildnispark Zürich Sihlwald.

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

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