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Sihl near Sihlbrugg
Leimbach (Zürich), lower Sihltal and Albis hills, as seen from Käferberg
Sihl in Zürich-Sihlfeld
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The Sihl is a river in Switzerland. It rises at Drusberg in the Canton of Schwyz. It passes through the Sihlsee near Einsiedeln, and then enters the Canton of Zurich, flowing through the Sihl valley (Sihltal) at the foot of the Albis, passing the Sihlwald, the largest remaining deciduous forest of the Swiss plateau, near Langnau am Albis. In Zurich, the Schanzengraben moat and second effluence of the Zürichsee mouths into the the Sihl, and flows underneath Zürich Hauptbahnhof (parts of the station are actually built below the Sihl), before joining the Limmat.

The name of the river stems from the Celtic and means "strength".[1]

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Media related to Sihl at Wikimedia Commons Media related to Sihltal at Wikimedia Commons

Coordinates: 47°23′N 8°32′E / 47.383°N 8.533°E / 47.383; 8.533


  1. ^ (german)