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ZUG KIRSCH
A SPIRIT FOR SPECIAL MOMENTS

Zug cherries thrive on the slopes above Lake Zug and are a real gift of nature. They can be enjoyed as table cherries in season or all year as a fruit spirit.

It is from these tasty Zug cherries that the best Zug kirsch has been made for centuries. In other places it is known as “kirschwasser”, but in Zug it is simply known as “kirsch” and everyone knows what you are talking about. “Cheers!”

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LAKE ZUG

Enjoy the beautiful weather on the lakes of the canton  Zug: Go for a swim, on a boat cruise or hire a pedalo.

Zuger Badis, Zugersee Schifffahrt, Ägerisee Schifffahrt

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THE SUNSETS YOU GET IN ZUG ARE LEGENDARY.

As the city is situated on the eastern side of the lake, the sun always sets on the opposite side, causing the lake to turn various shades of orange, red and yellow.

People just stand there looking at it. It is not something you can see everywhere. No wonder Zug’s sunsets are regarded as some of the most beautiful you will see anywhere in the world.

Sunset

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VISIT THE HÖLLGROTTEN CAVES IN BAAR

Höllgrotten is the name given to the limestone caves near Baar, which are certainly worth a visit. The caves are situated adjacent to the wild and picturesque valley of the river Lorze, displaying a fantastic array of stalactites and stalagmites.

The caves, after millenia of being formed by calcareous springs, were discovered at the end of the 19th century, while tuff was being mined from a nearby quarry. Together with an expert guide, you will explore the spectacular limestone caves. The stalagmites and stalactites in their various hues give each cave its own character. This fairytale world is well lit and the caves are connected by good pathways.

Höllgrotten Caves

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OLD TOWN – FROM THE MIDDLE AGES TO MODERN TIMES

The Old Town of Zug is directly next to the lake. Just take your time and enjoy strolling through its narrow streets with their medieval buildings.

Many hundreds of years ago, this was the pulsating heart of the city. Now a number of its small shops show the latest ideas you can buy. Take a close look at all they offer. 

Old Town

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RATEN-GOTTSCHALKENBERG

Enjoy a gentle walk with some extensive views.

A good place to set out from to visit here is the Raten restaurant, which can easily be reached by public transport. You can take the number 1 bus from Zug to the terminal stop in Oberägeri and then change to the number 10 route, which stops right on the Raten.

From there you have a number of circular hiking tours to choose from. One which is very popular is the walk to the Gottschalkenberg restaurant and then on to the look-out tower, from where you can see as far as Lake Zurich.

Senses Trail Raten

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ZUGERBERG

A trip you can go on at any time of the year.

 

The Zugerberg is the local mountain for residents in the canton and with its funicular railway you can be up there in just 8 minutes.

 

The view over the Alps and foothills from up there is fantastic and there is an adventure playground and nature protection area up there, too, not to mention a path featuring sculptures and mountain restaurants. In fact there are no fewer than 80 kilometres of paths to enjoy up there. In the winter you can go cross-country skiing and there is a children’s ski-lift and a sledging run, too. It is worth a visit no matter what day of the year it is.

Zugerberg

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GUGGI

Just a few paces away from the Old Town 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 defence 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, not to mention the legendary Zug sunsets. A real insider tip.

Guggi

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CLOCK TOWER

From a distance, the dome of the tower appears blue-white but as you get closer to it, you can see the time on it.

But not just the time (Zyt), it also shows the month, the phase of the moon, the day of the week and whether it is a leap year or not. The tower was actually built as a way through the oldest city walls and later part of it was used as a prison as well as housing a room to keep warm by an open fire. Today the 52-metre-high tower is open to everyone, an opportunity not to be missed. After all, where else other than Zug can you get the key yourself to a city landmark?

Clock Tower

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MUSEUM

Take your time to visit one of the several museums in Zug.

Kunsthaus Zug, Museum für Urgeschichte(n), Museum Burg Zug, Ziegelei Museum,

Regine Giesecke

Museum Zug Castle

Zug Castle is one of the landmarks of the City of Zug. It was the seat of the ruling class, the Lenzburgs, Kyburgs and Habsburgs. After Zug joined the Swiss Confederation in 1352, the Castle came into private ownership and for centuries thereafter served as a prestigious residence for important Zug families. Since the extensive restoration work carried out from 1979 to 1982, the Castle has been a museum of cultural history for the City and Canton of Zug.

Opening hours
Tue – Sat 2 – 5 pm
Sun 10 am – 5 pm
Mon closed

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PATH OF MORGARTEN

On the path between the parish church Sattel and the memorial Morgarten you can experience seven different audio information points.

Morgarten