Zug Switzerland

The Counts of Kyburg are said to have established the city toward the start of the thirteenth century. The 52-meter-high Zyt Tower goes back to same time. It was first worked as a simple wall entrance to the Old Town and over the span of the hundreds of years it was assembled higher and got extra structures, until it at long last achieved its present frame, finish with cove windows and a steep hipped roof. In 1574 the large clock was built, which gives the tower its name. Beneath this principle clock there is a cosmic clock with four hands, which show the week, the period of the moon, the month and the leap year.


  • Old Town – an impressive Old Town building from the late Gothic period, emblem of the historic centre, is the 52 m high Zytturm, rising above the other ancient towers.
  • Art Museum – six annual exhibitions of modern art, artists are invited to help create the exhibition
  • Zug station – a light installation by the American light artist James Turrell has turned Zug station into a trendy work of art.
  • Lake Zug – organise a boat ride or enjoy a romantic sunset from the lakeside promenade.
  • Baar Caves – especially fine cave with stalactites and stalagmites in the deep, shadowy Lorzentobel valley.
  • Chapel of former Cistercian abbey – impressive early Gothic monastery church near Zug, dating from the 13th/14th century, with fine choir stalls and stained glass windows.





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