Day Trip: Zug

Situated just 20 minutes from Zurich, Zug beckons with picturesque sunsets, sweet cherries, a charming Old Town, and breathtaking scenery.
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Lake Zug

How do I get to Zug?

Located just 35 kilometers (22 miles) from Zurich, visitors get off the train right in the heart of Zug after just twenty minutes. Five minutes later, they are already standing on the picturesque lakeside promenade, where cafés and parks invite them to enjoy a leisurely stroll.

Immerse Yourself

After arriving in Zug, Lake Zug is just a short walk away. A stroll along the lakeside promenade takes you to the picturesque Old Town, where Zug’s landmark, the Zytturm tower, can be found. Interested visitors can collect the key to the tower at the Wunderbox boutique next door. Those who would like to enjoy a coffee first can do so right across the street at Bobs Foodstore.

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Zug, Old Town

Incidentally, the clock faces on the Zytturm show more than just the time. Those in the know can also read the days of the week, the months, the position of the moon, and the leap years.

More about the Zytturm

The City of Cherries

Zug is the city of cherries. There is much to discover on the subject:

Heading for the Heights

The Zugerberg lies 1,093 meters (633 ft) above sea level. Here visitors can enjoy not only the magnificent view, but also various walking and hiking paths, as well as mountain bike trails. In winter, there are also cross-country ski trails and toboggan runs. In summer, a speedy scooter ride leads to the next highlight, the Höllgrotten dripstone caves.

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Zugerberg funicular railway

Those who do not want to climb the Zugerberg on foot can reach the valley station of the Zugerberg funicular railway by bus no. 11, which runs every 15 minutes from Bahnhofplatz or Postplatz in the Old Town.

Constant Dripping

“Constant dripping wears away the stone” is a well-known proverb. In the Lorze ravine near Zug, however, the constant dripping has not just worn away the stone, but also produced amazing new forms. The Höllgrotten caves present an enchanting subterranean world of stalactites and stalagmites, which have been formed here over the last 3,000 years.

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Höllgrotten Caves

You can find out where the Höllgrotten are located and how to get there from Zug or Zurich here.

Spectacular Sunsets

Zug is famous for its fabulous sunsets. Whether over dinner directly by the lake or simply sitting on the shore, the spectacle is a golden ending to a beautiful day in Zug.

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Sunset in Zug

Romantics can discover where to find the most beautiful sunset spots in Zug, as well as a sunset planner, here.

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