Places of Interest
Not to miss
Unexpected and interesting things that can be discovered in our region.
The centuries-old history of Horgen offers countless opportunities such as like the muleteers trail, the history of the textile industry, as well as the natural Beauty of Lake Zurich, Aabach Gorge and Horgenberg.
On the predefined one-hour round tour, 14 different tree species and 7 problem areas of forest cultivation are presented. You will also find an inviting place to barbecue.
Since the Roman era, the international trade route between Germany and Italy led over the Grisons passes. This changed when in 1230 a bridge was built over the Reuss crossing Schöllenen gorge and the Gotthard pass became the shortest route between north and south.
There is much to explore in Horgen’s vicinity – unknown, interesting and captivating locations. Start in Horgen and explore the "pearls" of our region.
It is Switzerland's biggest and accessible coal mine, where during several centuries coal was mined.
Located in the "Sust", the local museum displays a wide selection of artefacts dating from 2'800 BC and the Lake Dwellers to the present day, picking up on important events that defined Horgen and established its place in the history of Zürich.
The village of Horgen with its 1000 years of history, offers many remarkable objects that survived from various epochs and are able to tell countless interesting stories. We offer an overview of our range of guided tours.
The reformed church, in rococo style, built from 1780 to 1782 by Johann Jakob Haltiner, is the village’s most important landmark, with its unusual oval nave and the 70.5 meters high bell tower.
In the stately former winegrower's house, built in 1737, you can see the extensive private porcelain collection of Dr. S. Kern.
Formerly a location for wood-processing in the Sihltal-valley, the house has been renovated and turned into a museum with many different exhibitions.
In Wilderness park Zurich Langenberg 16 indigenous and formerly indigenous animals (bear, lynx, wolf, elk, european bison, deer a.s.o.) are held in spacious enclosures. Visitors can watch them in a surrounding which is very close to their natural habitat.