The bent, almost banana-shaped Lake Zurich is framed on the southern side by the Albis and Zimmerberg hills and on the north by the Pfannenstiel chain of hills. The lake is bordered by the cantons of Zurich, St.Gallen and Schwyz. At the western end lies Zurich, Switzerland’s largest city.
The first nature experiences park in Switzerland offers a unique combination of forest, wilderness and animals. The Wilderness Park Zürich is home to the Sihlwald forest, a visitor centre with museum in the Sihlwald forest and the Langenberg peak.
The Regional Vaudois Jura Nature Park extends from the summit of La Dôle to the medieval monastic town of Romainmôtier. To the north, the Joux Valley (Vallée de Joux) is situated at 1000 meters. To the south, the park is spread over the forested slopes of the Jura up to the vineyards of Lake Geneva.