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Zug The center of the eponymous Swiss canton is situated on the foothill of Zugerberg Mount on the shore of picturesque Zugerzee approximately 425m above the sea level. The nature of Switzerland is very picturesque, and Zug neighborhoods perfectly expose this fact in all its glory, so there’s no wonder why this place is often called a true paradise for tourists.
Zug Canton has one distinct feature – it has the most liberal tax legislation. This fact determines the presence of a large number of wealthy people. However, you will not often see this luxury in the look of residents.
Start your acquaintance with this town from making an evening promenade. It’s really hard to find words to describe the glory sunset above the lake. However, the beauty of the embankment is no less striking. You will also find here small streets with original buildings, which are generously decorated with all sorts of ornaments. The pedestrian streets of the town are so wonderful that you can walk here tirelessly. Zytturm Tower with its clock is the symbol of Zug. The embankment is also a location of a small zoo with an amazing collection of ibises. Even though this town is rather small, it features a large number of museums. Museum in der Burg (in the fortress) is particularly interesting. However, Museums of Africa, Fishing, Tile Manufacturing and Ancient History, as well as the local art gallery are also very interesting and informative. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
In the Middle Ages, the city was surrounded by impregnable walls, some fragments of which have been preserved to this day. You can see one of the biggest masonry fragments in the historic district of Nopfliturm. In the 16th century, the defensive wall was constructed here. There are also preserved original wooden parapets that have been recently reconstructed.
Zug In the historic district, there is the Old City Hall built 500 years ago. It has also preserved a lot of unique decorative elements, including high wooden windows. The City Hall is four-storied. On its ground floor, there was the market at one time. The upper floors have always belonged to officials.
The defense towers of Zug built in the Middle Ages and preserved to this day is very interesting too. Searching and studying them may become an exciting quest. The most unusual one is the Old Powder Tower. Its wall thickness is 2.7 m, which exactly makes it such an incomparable site. There are also the Capucine and Gulliver Tower. They both were built in the 16th century.
Zug The main nature attraction of the city is Zug Lake. It is very interesting to walk around the lake at any time of the year. Tourists can take part in more entertainments in summer. At this time, you can relax at the beach on the lake shore or boat here. You can walk here in any season and strolls on the lake shores will bring you a lot of impressions.
As for incomparable architectural monuments, the old Castle Burg Zug is worth being mentioned. It is the largest and incredibly beautiful half-timbered building constructed for the rich family at one time. Consequently, it belonged to two dynasties. The castle houses a very interesting collection of antique items.
In summer, the guests of Zug have an opportunity to visit the Holgrot Caves located in the city surroundings. They are quite big. Besides magnificent stalactites and stalagmites, you can see several fabulous lakes in the caves. You can also take excursions around them. The caves are decorated with spectacular lights. The caves are located in the picturesque natural area. The route to them is exciting in its own way.

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Reference information
Map of all castles
Survived castles around Zug
♥   Castle 'St. Andreas Castle' , 4.1 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Horben Castle' , 15.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Meggenhorn Castle' , 19 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Rapperswil Castle Rapperswil' , 23.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Brestenberg Castle' , 28.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all parks
National and city parks around Zug
♥   National Park 'Schwarzwald' , 82.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   World Heritage Site 'Swiss Alps Jungfrau-Aletsch' , 83.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   National Park 'Parco nazionale della Val Grande' , 124.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   World Heritage Site 'Monte San Giorgio' , 143.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all art museums
Art galleries in Zug and around
♥   Art museum 'Foundation E.G. Bührle' Zurich, 21 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Art museum 'Centre Le Corbusier' Zurich, 21.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Art museum 'Rietberg Museum' Zurich, 21.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Art museum 'Kunsthaus' Zurich, 22.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Art museum 'Swiss National Museum' Zurich, 23.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo

Sights around Zug from our guide 'Extreme places on Earth'

Engelberg

From the series “15 Sparsely Populated Places for Solitude with Wildlife”
More than that, there was saved an old church, a good example of rococo style of the 1730s. The main nature sightseeing of these places is a wonderful lake Trubsee. From this lake begin the most interesting touristic walking routes. Engelberg is a unique place which give people an opportunity to combine a private vacation with original resort entertainment. At the top station of the aerial lift Rotair has placed a unique public place – the highest in Europe karaoke-bar. … Read further

Schloss Hallwyl

From the series “Impressive Castles and Palaces Located on Water”
Many of the buildings and rooms of the castle were modernized, but some still retain the historic atmosphere. The original round tower, on whose summit one can ascend on the steep spiral staircase, remains equally unchanging. Next to the tower is the ancient house, where the interiors of the previous centuries have been preserved. Tourists who want to see the historical sights in detail should take into consideration that the Hallwyl Castle is open for the visit only in the period from April to October. … Read further

Pilatusbahn

From the series “The Most Dangerous Railroads in the World”
Nowadays, 10 red carriages, designed to hold 40 passengers, are shuttling constantly. The carriages move with a speed not exceeding 12 km/h, which allows to transport up to 340 passengers hourly. In all the carriages the atmosphere of the middle of the last century has been recreated, which makes the trip even more interesting. If you do not lean out of the window, the trip will seem maximally comfortable, but if you do, you can catch the fragrance of mountain flowers and even pick them from the steep slopes. … Read further
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