Sihlwald Nature Discovery Park

Hike from Hausen a.A. to Horgen

The Wildnispark Zurich, consisting of the Sihlwald Nature Discovery Park and Langenberg Wildlife Park, offers a unique combination of woodland, wilderness and wild animals. Discover the mystical natural forest as you wander through the nature reserve.

The wilderness is so close to Zurich and Zug. The Hausen a.A.–Sihlwald–Horgen hike takes you through the Sihlwald forest in the Wildnispark Zurich – the largest, pristine mixed beech forest in Central Switzerland.
The ascent from Hausen a.A. to the Albishorn is steep and demanding. But the effort pays off after around an hour: a magnificent view over the alpine foothills. You then head through the Sihlwald forest, past the Albishornweiher ponds. The best time to hear nature is in spring. The croaking of the frogs and birdsong is like music to the ears.  A jungle-like feeling.

The Sihlwald Visitor Center is open from 21 March to the end of October each year. Here you will find information about the wilderness, as well as a nature museum and bookshop.

The hiking trail then heads up the Zimmerberg mountain along the forest discovery path. After crossing the motorway, keep to the right and walk towards Lake Zurich until Horgen railway station or boat station.

Journey Details

Duration 4 hours
Difficulty medium
Distance 11.4 Kilometres
Altitude difference 475 Metres
Arrival Postbus 240 to Hausen a.A., Post
Return travel From Horgen, Bahnhof

Additional information

Buy ticket

Buy your ticket from the SBB Shop or SBB Mobile app. You can also buy a ticket from the driver, at all ticket terminals, PostBus sales offices and at the counter of your nearest railway station.
Additional ticketing apps and online shops can be found in our overview.

Timetable / travel information

You will find the entire Swiss public transport timetable online here.

Postbus 240 to Hausen a.A., Post or until the next public transport stop: Langnau a.A., Schwerzi-Wildpark


For groups of 10 people or more, a reservation is required by no later than 4 p.m. on the previous day. Tel. +41 58 667 13 60

Bicycle transport

You may take your bicycle on the postbus, provided there is sufficient space and you do not obstruct other passengers from getting on or off the vehicle. Transport of electric bicycles on PostBus routes is limited.

Wheelchair accessibility

Wheelchair accessibility is guaranteed in the Postbus

The walk is not wheelchair accessible.



Stiftung Wildnispark Zürich
Alte Sihltalstrasse 38
8135 Sihlwald