PHOTOS | Zug city tour

My sister lives in Zug, a town in central Switzerland. With low taxes, it attracts companies to have an head office there. With 30,000 inhabitants and 22km2, Zug isn’t big. Without visiting the museums, you can see the sights in less than two hours. Yet, it’s less dull than it sounds.

Florence took me n a tour on a sunny midday in the beginning of October. We saw people having lunch near Zugersee, Zug Lake.

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Playmobil

We can’t help it, but some houses look like Playmobil. The Zytturm or Clock Tower illustrates this. Built in the 1500s, the tower provides an overview of the city. Ask the tourism office next door for the key. Ask for he ‘City Guide Zug‘ booklet which provides instructuctions for a self guided tour. On Saturdays there is a guided tour.

Close to the Zytturm you have the City Hall or Rathaus (1505-1509) and the Altstadthalle (Old Town Hall). The Greth-Schell-Brunnen is a fountain which celebrates carnival traditions.

 

 

Next up is the Liebfrauenkapelle or Lady Chapel built in 1266.

 

 

A bit further away you see the Pulverturm or Powder Tower (1522-1532). On your left you’ll find the Burg Zug castle (1400s), which is now a museum.

 

 

The Kirche St. Oslwald church is labelled “the most beautiful late gothic church in Switzerland”, but the Kapuzinerkloster or Capuchin Monastery looks more mystical. 

 

 

19th Century

More modern are the Postgebäude (Post Office) and Regierungsgebäude (Government Office).

Tours

The tourism office privides a number of themed tours, including city tours, beer tours, a tour of the Höllgrotten caves etcetera.

 

 

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