There are few things children enjoy more than watching wild animals close-up. The nature and wildlife park Goldau, about 40 minutes away from Zurich, was built in 1925 on a debris cone a landslide had left in 1806. It is a magical spot that fulfils all modern standards for keeping wild animals in natural surroundings. “This archaic landscape, shaped by Nagelfluh boulders and large rocks, gives the feeling of walking through a fairy tale countryside,” says director Anna Baumann about the 42-hectare-large wildlife park. All facilities have been built with materials from the region “which allows visitors to observe the animals in their natural surroundings”. People can get very Close to their favourite animal or can view the whole park from the newly built, 30-metre-high observation Tower.