Zurich Wilderness Park Sihlwald – an Experience in Nature for all the Family

Forest Sihlwald Zurich is a natural park and offers plenty of room for sport and recreation in nature.

The forest Sihlwald by Lake Zurich has been left to nature. The beech forest provided the city of Zurich with firewood for hundreds of years but no trees have been felled here since 2000. An original beech forest has therefore become re-established, like those which once covered the majority of Europe: with centuries-old giant trees, deadwood (a habitat for insects) and an impenetrable thicket of ferns and shrubs.

Close to Sihlwald station is a visitor center, home to a museum play area, the restaurant Sihlwald and a souvenir shop. Here you can obtain useful information about the national park and the imaginative Sihlwald forest trail.

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Free admission to the visitor center with the Zürich Card.

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  • 24 or 72 hours
  • Public transportation included
  • Free admission to museums
  • Over 50 discounts
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Visitor center Price
Adults CHF 6
Children CHF 3
Family CHF 14


Opening Hours

Visitor Center & Nature Museum
March 21 to October 25, 2020

Tuesday to Saturday, 12.00pm – 5.30pm
Sunday, 9.00am – 5.30pm