Zug is certainly not just somewhere to visit in summer. It has plenty to offer during the coldest part of the year too. For example, there’s the Zugerberg, Zug’s local mountain. Eight minutes is all it takes to get out of the town and into the country. A short hike over the snow-covered winter landscape of the Zugerberg is particularly atmospheric. The Zugerberg provides a contrast to the town’s hustle and bustle with stillness, the beauty of nature and an impressive panorama.
For the more energetic, the Zugerberg is a place where you can put on your cross-country skis and get going. At 925 metres above sea level and looking over the valley mist: the snowy upland landscape is the ideal terrain for it. You’re rewarded with a view of the Rigi and the Pre-Alps. Zug’s winter wonderland is a world of its own, and an inviting place to go sledging and snowshoeing as well.
In Zug itself, winter is also a time for celebration. Old-time customs and traditions live on, such as Bäckermöhli, Zuger Fasnacht, Greth Schell, Chrööpfelimee and Märlisunntig. To find out what lies behind these quirky names, you’ll have to visit the charming town of Zug!
In summer the whole town enjoys “la dolce vita” of Lake Zug – by, on, or in the water. A special surprise: all of Zug’s swimming spots are free to use, whether by the casino in the town centre, at the carefully maintained beach, or in the natural surroundings of “Brüggli”. It’s said that nowhere else in Switzerland is the sunset more impressive than at Lake Zug. You’ll have your own private box from which to take in the show if you go to one of the many lakeside restaurants on Lake Zug to enjoy an evening cocktail.
If you feel like spending an idyllic summer’s day on the lake, go to one of the town’s three jetties, step onto one of the Lake Zug Navigation Company steamers and let it ferry you through the fairytale scenery. The fresh breeze, the feeling of leaving your everyday life behind and the view of the surrounding shores are as reviving as a day in a spa. But then again, there’s a whole host of sporting activities on offer, by, on and in the water: stand-up paddle boarding, wakeboarding or pedalos – to name but a few.
But you shouldn’t miss a stroll through the old town either, which is situated right by the lake. 140 shops and restaurants nestle amid the historic houses of Zug’s old town. Traditional handicrafts meet timeless cultural goods; centuries-old traditions sit side-by-side with modern lifestyles.
Zug is seductive and particularly attractive for business events and incentives: in the heart of Switzerland, connected directly to the airport with first-class transport, and boasting a unique blend of urban lifestyle and proximity to nature, Zug has rightly been the focus of the international business world for years. This charming place, known for its sunset, cherries and two beautiful lakes, also extends a warm welcome to its visitors. Small is beautiful – never before has this phrase been more apt than for Zug, where guests will find everything to make an event great in the smallest of spaces.