Zug

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Zug [7] is a town in the Zurich region of Switzerland.

General tourism-information can be found here.

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Even though Zug is the smallest canton it is a high quality destination. It is located in the central part of Switzerland between Zürich and Lucerne. It is also compact, so everywhere can be easily reached from any destination as passage way.

By Train[edit]

Every half an hour trains from Zurich or Lucerne. Also easily reachable from the Canton of Ticino.

By Car[edit]

From Zürich: Approx. 25 minutes From Lucerne: Approx. 20 minutes (depends on traffic)

Get around[edit]

See[edit][add listing]

  • The Old Town is very picturesque. You may specially want to look at:
    • Burg. A small old castle with a museum. Castle of Zug is a 1400-year-old castle characterized by a complex history with 25 building phases between the 6th and the 20th centuries. The early medieval fortification in the middle of a double Bering with a trench was once the seat of Lenzburg, Kyburg and Habsburg families and from the mid-14th century of major Zug families. Today it houses the cultural history museum of the Canton Zug.  edit
    • Clock tower. A picturesque building with a blue-and-while roof and with images of coats-of-arms on the walls. Zytturm is the landmark of Zug and part of the first city wall, since the 13th century it has been renewed several times. It has its present form and height since 1557. It served as a gateway, prison and watchtower. A special feature is the astronomical clock dated 1574. The key to visit the tower is available at Restaurant Intermezzo at the Grabenstrasse, in the Wonderbox and in the library. Today the 52-metre-high tower is open to everyone  edit
  • Near the old town you can walk along the Lake of Zug.
  • Zug has one of the most beautiful sunsets in Switzerland, because the sun sets over the lake of Zug.
  • The Zugerberg is the mountain near Zug, where you have a great view over the lake and the town.
    • Guggi is a spot where you can get breathtaking views over the city. You need to go up behind the post office, but the climb is worth it as the view from the "Guggi" of the Old Town with its defense towers, churches, the Burg Zug and Zytturm with the lake beyond is incredible. Further in the distance you can see the foothills of the Alps and then the Alps themselves. In fact in good weather you can even see the Bernese Alps and the legendary Zug sunset.
  • Fountain in the middle of Zugersee

Pictures[edit]

  • The Old Town [8]
  • View from a walk along the lake [9]
  • The new train station of Zug [10]
  • Sunset over the Lake of Zug [11]
  • View from the Zugerberg on the Lake of Zug [12]
  • View of the lake and the old town [13]
  • The "Burg" in Zug [14]

Do[edit][add listing]

  • In the summer there is an Open Air Cinema [15].
  • Cherry picking around April to October
  • Explore the old town dated back to medieval period
  • Park Hopper in the unexpected green oasis throughout the city
  • Boat Tour Spectacular sightseeing while enjoying good food and music by taking a trip on Lake Zug
  • Join the carnival Fasnacht

Buy[edit][add listing]

In Zug the best things you can buy is food respectively bakery:

  • The famous Zuger Kirschtorte (a cake filled with kirsch). Places to buy: Confiserie Speck, Konditorei Meier, Konditorei Treichler/Heini.
  • Speckli (Pastry with almond-taste). Places to buy: Confiserie Speck.
  • Bsetzi Stei (small Chocolates with a bit of alcohol flavour). Places to buy: Aeschbacher Chocolatier
  • Chriesiblüete (something like a little Kirschtorte coated with chocolate)

Luxury watches and jewelries

  • Lohri Joaillerie and Chronometrie boutiques at Neugasse road

Eat[edit][add listing]

  • Restaurant Bären, Baarerstrasse 30 (Next to the train station), +41 41 711 09 43. this is a very old restaurant. The interior is still the same as decades ago and will take you back in time. The food is tasty and you will get big portion for the price.  edit
  • Restaurant Brandenberg, Allmendstrasse 3 (Directly next to the youth hostel), +41 41 711 95 96, [1]. This is an institution in Zug. Once a restaurant for farmers, this place is extremely popular in the summer, when you can drink a beer outside below the trees. During the "Stierenmärt it's full of farmers, a real authentic Swiss experience.  edit
  • Restaurant Freimann, Letzi 27 (Out of town next to a farm, but worth the trip), +41 41 741 35 10. This restaurant has the rustic charm of a farmer's house out in the green. In the summer it's a pleasure to sit in the beer garden below the trees and drink a beer and eat a "Cordon Bleu". You will get great value for your money. The menu covers the whole range of good Swiss food. The restaurant inside is quite small. On weekends it's recommended to reserve your table, especially if you want to eat inside.  edit
  • Restaurant Gotthärdli, Seestrasse 3 (Before you enter the old town near the lake). is very small, but with old interior. Very charming. Italian food.  edit
  • Ristorante Liguria, Fischmarkt 2, +41 41 710 24 24 (), [2]. The restaurant isn't cheap, but with maybe the best view over the Lake of Zug. Has big windows. Fish food.  edit
  • Restaurant Schiff, Graben 2, +41 041 711 00 55 (), [3].  edit
  • Restaurant Raten, Ratenstrasse 6315 Oberägeri, ZuG, +41 (0)41 750 22 50, [4]. 08.30 to 12.00. A uniquely positioned restaurant at the summit of the Raten pass, offering incredible views and a central place for great walks, skiing and much more. The excellent cuisine is a favourite with locals and speciality dishes like the fleischspiess, should not be missed.  edit
  • China Restaurant Suan Long, Neugasse 13 (Next to the Lohri jewelry shop), +41 41 710 68 68. Chinese cuisine in a big portion for reasonable price.  edit

Drink[edit][add listing]

  • Chicago Bar, Baarerstrasse 63, [5]. Relatively a lot of space. Comfortable couches and very stylish interior. Very long bar. At some Fridays there are jam sessions which are very cool. (47.17590,8.51713) edit


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