Cham (421 m above sea level) is a city in Central Switzerland in the canton of Zug. It is located at the northwestern shore of Lake Zug. It neighboring municipalities are Hünenberg, Zug, Steinhausen, Knonau and Maschwanden. Findings bear evidence of the region around Cham being populated more than 6,000 years ago. Particularly worth seeing is the St. Andreas castle with its splendid park covering more than 67,000 m2 and the chapel with late-Gothic frescos. The Villette Park, which was built in 1865 in English style by Theodor Froebl, is also worth seeing. The park covers an area of 46,000 m2 and comprises a mansion built in 1866. Lake Zug (413 m above sea level) is the tenth largest lake in Switzerland and lies in the cantons of Zug, Schwyz and Lucerne. It extends from the two Zug cities of Cham and Zug to Arth (canton of Schwyz). Its maximum depth is 198 m. It covers an area of over 38 km² and has a length of 13.7 km. The Lorze river is its main feeding and draining river. Four ships of Zugersee Schifffahrt cruise Lake Zug. The narrowest point is between the Chiemen peninsula on the Schwyz side and Lotenbach on the Zug side. Lake Zug is known for its impressive sunsets. Since no mountain crests or chains of hills block the view, it is possible to watch the sunset above the lake.
Zug (425 m above sea level) is a city in Central Switzerland at Lake Zug. Striking, late-Gothic old town houses characterize the city which was built by the Kyburg family. The 52-m-high Zytturm tower in the historic city center near Kolinplatz cannot be missed. It was built in the 13th century and is the landmark of Zug. The impressive sunsets at Lake Zug are also very popular. Since no mountain crests or chains of hills block the view, it is possible to watch the sunset above the lake. Lake Zug (413 m above sea level) extends from the two Zug cities of Cham and Zug to Arth in the canton of Schwyz, which is located at the southern shore of the lake. It covers an area of over 38 km² and has a length of 13.7 km. Its maximum depth is 198 m. Lake Zug is the tenth largest lake in Switzerland. Its narrowest point is between the Chiemen peninsula (SZ) and Lotenbach (ZG). The Lorze river is the main feeding and draining river of Lake Zug. The fleet of Zugersee Schifffahrt comprises four ships. Along with Zug, Cham (420 m above sea level) is the second city along Lake Zug. It is located at the northwestern shore of the lake, and along with the municipalities of Hünenberg, Risch and Rotkreuz forms the economic region Zug-West. Among the sights of Cham are the Villette Park, which was built in 1865 in English style by Theodor Froebl and covers an area of 46,000 m2 as well as the castle and the chapel St. Andreas with late-Gothic frescos.
Striking old town houses from late-Gothic times characterize the Kyburg city of Zug (425 m above sea level). The 52-m-high Zytturm tower from the 13th century is the landmark of Zug and is located in the historic city center near Kolinplatz. Trips to the Zugerberg mountain, varied boat trips on Lake Zug and the famous sunsets are among the highlights of the canton's capital. Popular culinary specialties in Zug are «Zuger Rötel» (fish dish) and «Zuger Kirschtorte» (cherry cake). Thanks to its moderate taxation, Zug is also a popular location for many international companies and groups which have their headquarters here (more than 12,000 registered companies). Besides its old town, Zug also boasts many other sights: The Zug city hall (an important late-Gothic secular monument built from 1505 to 1509), the late-Gothic church St. Oswald (1478), the theater Casino Zug (built from 1907 to 1909 in neo-Baroque style), the parish church Bruder Klaus (1953) and the chapel St. Niklaus (1619) in Oberwil, the Loreto chapel (1704) in the Löberen quarter, the Kunsthaus Zug (with an important collection of the Viennese Modern Age) and some other museums.
An easy, approx. 4.5-hour hiking route runs from the Uetliberg train station (813 m above sea level) via Uto Kulm (869 m above sea level), the mountain ridge of the Albis range with Felsenegg (790 m above sea level), Buechenegg (786 m above sea level) and Albis Pass (791 m above sea level) down to Türlen and the lake Türlersee (643 m above sea level). The popular tour boasts a striking panorama of the city of Zurich, Lake Zurich and the Central Swiss Alps. The idyllic Türlersee is located between Aeugst am Albis and Türlen at the foot of the Türlerberg and Aeugsterberg mountains in the Säuliamt region (in the municipal area of Hausen am Albis, canton of Zurich). In the north, it is drained by the Reppisch river and is a recreational area and protected landscape. The almost 1.4-km-long Türlersee is the result of a rock landslide at the Aeugsterberg during the latest ice age about 10,000 years ago. Due to the melting of the Reuss and Linth Glaciers, the Reppisch was dammed up to build the Türlersee.