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“Summer outdoor theater in Wildnispark” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Wildnispark Zurich

Wildnispark Zurich
Alte Sihltalstrasse 38 | Stiftung Wildnispark Zurich, Sihlwald, Langnau am Albis 8135 , Switzerland
+41 (0) 44 722 55 22
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Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Outdoors
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“Summer outdoor theater in Wildnispark”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2012

My wife and I were staying outside of Zurich as we usually do in Switzerland to experience the people and culture of this wonderful country. While hiking along the Sihl River in the Sihlwald Nature Park near Thalwil we happened on the most interesting theater venue either of us has ever seen. It was a former wood mill right next to the visitor center (Besucherzentrum Sihlwald). There is a train stop right there. Posters indicated that a professional theater group, The Turbine Theater, was performing "The Baker's Wife" there that evening. We were able to get tickets to the nearly sold out show and attended even though we understand only the most elementary German. It was a wonderful evening. There was a nice barbecue dinner available before the performance. The acting was excellent. Dialog was secondary. The actors portrayed their characters with such skill that we could follow the story with only a little help from the locals near us. And everyone was so nice to us. They whispered important information to us during the performance and during the intermission made sure we knew what the jokes were. While waiting on the train afterwards we had the opportunity to meet the producer and lead actor, Peter Niklaus Steiner, and some of the others. The experience was wonderful. They answered our questions and also asked us about the U.S. By venturing out of the big city and our comfort zone we had one of the best experiences of our travels. I would recommend that everyone going to Switzerland in the summer check out the group's website, www.turbinetheater.ch, to see what next year's production will be. The performance dates are usually late July into August.

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“Upgrade of information for all is impressive and appreciated”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2011

As a regular jogger through the Wildnispark over the last 7 years, it has been greatly appreciated to see the overhaul and presentation of information to the public of the surrounding forest. One does not need to walk (or run) far without being made aware of some unique natural habitat, through updated and pleasing boards of information in both German and English. Considering the many languages spoken in Switzerland, but realizing that the numerous tourists who visit the area, would all probably have at least some understanding of English, if not of German, allows for a valuable teaching experience to both young and old. One is part of nature, despite the fact that the Sihlwald is so close to Zurich city.

Visited November 2011
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