Zug

Zurich Region

Zugerberg

Zugerberg

Stadt Zug, Zugersee, Sicht Richtung West

Stadt Zug, Zugersee, Sicht Richtung West

Zug am See

Zug am See

Entladestrasse des Ökihofs

Entladestrasse des Ökihofs

Zug Hafen

Zug Hafen

Welcome to Zug
Live life to the full
Zug is a real little gem.
Zug is compact. And close by.
Zug is at the edge of the mountains. And is home to scenic treasures.
Zug has two lakes. And gorgeous sunsets.
Zug is renowned for its cherries. And for its business and commerce.
Zug is a great place to live. To be, to visit.
Zug is fun.

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City guide Zug

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The most important information, excursions, events and much more.
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A perfect weekend in Zug

For the first time in Zug

The Counts of Kyburg are said to have founded the city at the beginning of the 13th century. The 52-meter-high Zyt Tower dates back to the same era. It was first built as a simple wall entrance to the Old Town and in the course of the centuries it was built higher and received additional structures, until it finally reached its present form, complete with bay windows and a steep hipped roof. In 1574 the large clock was built, which gives the tower its name. Below this main clock there is an astronomical clock with four hands, which indicate the week, the phase of the moon, the month and the leap year.

The Late Gothic town hall, built in 1505, and the church of St. Oswald, which belongs to the same epoch, are located in the Old Town itself.

Summer

When the sun goes down over Lake Zug, the horizon goes blood-red, and all eyes turn to the romantic show of colour on the water. Stroll the town's narrow and winding alleys or linger on the pretty lakeshore.

Highlights

  • Old Town – an impressive Old Town building from the late Gothic period, emblem of the historic centre, is the 52 m high Zytturm, rising above the other ancient towers.
  • Art Museum – six annual exhibitions of modern art, artists are invited to help create the exhibition.
  • Zug station – a light installation by the American light artist James Turrell has turned Zug station into a trendy work of art.
  • Lake Zug – organise a boat ride or enjoy a romantic sunset from the lakeside promenade.
  • Baar Caves – especially fine cave with stalactites and stalagmites in the deep, shadowy Lorzentobel valley.
  • Chapel of former Cistercian abbey – impressive early Gothic monastery church near Zug, dating from the 13th/14th century, with fine choir stalls and stained glass windows.

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