The Sihr River at Sihlwald (photo from March 30, 2019)
Historical home from 18th Century at Sihlwald
The view across the entire Sihlwald Forest to Lake Zurich directly eastward.
On a clear day you can see to the Glarnish Alps (photo from March 26, 2016)
The Albis Horn is not the highest peak in the Albis range, but almost
Descending to Hausen a. Albis you would get this view on a clear day (photo from March 26, 2016)
Passing through the little hamlet of Hinteralbis, looking back to Mount Albishorn
The descent is not difficult
Approaching Hausen a. Albis, the end of the tour.
Horgen Oberdorf - Sihlwald - Albishorn - Hausen a. Albis
Published/updated on 15.04.2019 by GabrielleMerk | 27362 points | Date of Tour: 03.08.2014 | Favourite Entries (1)
The low range of mountains called the Albis Chain runs parallel to Lake Zurich on its West side, from Mt. Uetliberg in Zurich on the North end to Sihlbrugg near Baar at about the lake's halfway point to the South. The standard hiking...
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The low range of mountains called the Albis Chain runs parallel to Lake Zurich on its West side, from Mt. Uetliberg in Zurich on the North end to Sihlbrugg near Baar at about the lake's halfway point to the South. The standard hiking trail called the Zurich-Zug Panorama Trail runs for 20km right across the top of this ridge, and is the subject for a different tour description.
There is another option to get to the top of Mount Albishorn which requires more ascent, namely the perpendicular trail from Horgen in the East via Sihltal Valley across the summit and down to Hausen a. Albis on the other side. This trail has an official Name: "Wildnisweg Sihlwald" and takes you through the Wilderness Park Zurich, the largest natural beech woodland in the central part of Switzerland. The 90-minute ascent to the summit is rewarded by panorama views across Lake Zurich on the one side and to Lake Zug and the Alps on the other, and over the wide range of the Wilderness Park.
The ascent from Sihlwald to Mount Albishorn takes 90 minutes and is mostly through the beech forests of the Zurich Wilderness Park. In early Spring or after a long rainy period the trail can be very wet and muddy. Best done after a period of dry weather and definitely with a clear view!
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This is an easy walk around the entire perimeter of the pretty Lake Greifensee near Zurich, a large nature reserve for birds and other small animals. Much of the lake's... more >>