Sihlwald (Wildlife Park) Route
With the Sihlwald (Wildlife Park) Route, you enjoy a trip from Thalwil over the Albis Pass to Hausen am Albis. And of course a chance to view the Sihlwald nature reserve, the Langenberg Wildlife Park and far-reaching panoramic views from Albis to the lake of Zurich.
The Sihlwald (Wildlife Park) Route takes you from Thalwil over the Albis Pass to Hausen am Albis. And from Albis you continually enjoy new breathtaking views over Lake Zurich. The Zürichsee-Rundweg (round path alongside the lake) provides views of mansions, tidy towns and natural shoreline as you pass –and of course the Sihlwald nature park is a great close-by attraction with its pristine and almost untouched nature in contrast to the urban agglomerations. (PostBus stop Langnau a.A., Schwerzi-Wildpark).
Discover the woods’ many uses and secrets along the adventure path leading from the visitor’s centre by Sihlwald, Bahnhof. A woods-xylophone reveals the age of trees, and you can communicate with the wooden giants through a so-called tree-telephone. Boardwalk type catwalks over the stealthy waters invite you to ponder over the natural beauty that surrounds you –and a particular park highlight is presented in this wildlife park, with prime living examples of 16 species of Switzerland’s former domestic animals. Intentions are the reintroduction and conservation breeding. (PostBus stop Langnau a.A., Schwerzi-Wildpark). Observe the animals almost as wild and learn interesting facts through the interactive information facilities.
Over the Albis Pass, you finally arrive at Hausen am Albis (PostBus stop Hausen am Albis, Post). From here you can take the Ämtlerweg path which, in three days, takes you from Bonstetten to the Affoltern district. Discover the beautiful nature reserves here as well, along with superb monuments such as the Cistercian monastery at Kappel am Albis, and Knonau Castle.
For your round-trip journey the following tickets are particularly suitable:
Detailed information on prices and ticket options is available here.
Groups of 10 people or more travel at reduced rates on the ZVV Zurich Transport Network. Prices are available here. Group journeys must be reserved 48 hours prior to departure at www.postbus.ch or tel. 058 386 24 00
Route open all year
Travel-date details/validity: view timetable/timetable information
+41 58 386 24 00
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 access to the postbus guaranteed
Discover the Sihlwald (Wildlife Park) region on foot - on the Zürich–Zugerland-Panoramaweg Path:
Sihlwald Nature Reserve: natural primitivsm and beauty
Sihlwald beckons with its natural beauty and nature. In the visitors centre by Bahnhof Sihlwald you discover an informative exhibition. An adventure path through the woods leads from Sihlwald to the Wildlife Park Zurich - and high watch towers along with the Schnabelburg bear witness to the former use of the woods.
Visitor’s Centre Sihlwald
Zurich Wilderness Park
Located just outside Zurich, the Sihlwald – Switzerland’s first nature experience park – invites you to explore, and in Langenberg park wild animals can be observed up close. The Zurich Wilderness Park offers exciting adventures in the rhythm of nature.
Zurich Wilderness Park
Alte Sihltalstrasse 38
+41 44 722 55 22
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