Effortlessly pretty, Zug is a cozy lake front town surrounded by snow-capped mountains. This affluent Swiss gem is known for its medieval charm, down-to-earth vibes and awe-inspiring sunsets that will have you returning time and time again.
Things to do in Zug
The Zytturm Clock tower is an architectural marvel and one of the best photography locations in the city. Retrieve a key from the restaurant at its base then climb to the top of the tower to embrace stunning views of Zug below, an essential part of the Old Town experience.
For a dose of culture, head indoors to the Museum Burg Zurg where you can immerse yourself in the Zug’s deep history and traditions. Interactive stations and an accurate city model complement an exclusive collection of exhibitions from various time periods. Stop by for a quick walk-through or plan to spend half a day there, choosing from a selection of tours or workshops made for visitors of all ages.
Stroll down the waterfront promenade and be rewarded with unforgettable views of impressive alpine vistas. For a breath of fresh air, take a boat ride around the lake and check out the medieval church and castle located on the island at its centre. Have a drink while relaxing on the boat deck or book a romantic dinner at sunset, during which you can watch the sky transform into creamy shades of pink beyond the mountains in the distance.
Kunsthaus Zug is the city’s most prominent offering of art, encompassing exhibitions of Swiss Surrealism, Fantastic Realism and Viennese Modernism. Unrivalled landscape murals by Gustav Klimt and Egon Schiele compliment thematic displays and an unwavering commitment to bringing art to the public masses.
Getting around Zug
Zug is located about 1.5 hours south of Zurich, making for easy access by car. An extensive bus system serves for public transport around the city and taxis are the most convenient way of getting around. For an exciting adventure, take the cog railway up Zug mountain, enjoying a scenic ride and impressive views from the top.