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Lake Zug - Things to Know Before Visiting

Lake Zug, Switzerland

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About Lake Zug

The Lake Zug is one of the lesser-known Swiss lakes, on the outskirts of the Alps and north of Lake Lucerne. It is fed by the Aa, which descends from the Rigi and enters the south end of the lake. The Lorze feeds the lake at the northern shore.

Attractions Near Lake Zug

Zugerberg4.32km from Lake Zug

The Zugerberg is the local mountain for residents in the canton. The view over the Alps and foothills from up there is fantastic and there is an adventure playground and nature protection area up there. The Zugerbergbahn funicular connects the Zugerberg from Zug. The upper station is located at a height of 925 metres and is a popular vantage point as well as a recreational area. The summit proper is entirely wooded.

Cantonal Museum of Prehistory (s)

The Museum of Prehistory, which displays archaeological finds from Canton Zug; the castle houses the Museum of Cultural History of the town and Canton Zug, and the Zug Art Gallery attracts visitors with its exhibitions. There are so many exhibitions which pave light to the history of Switzerland also it is a helpful one for children.

Zug Castle
Zug Castle5.12km from Lake Zug

The museum in the Castle of Zug tells the history of the city and the canton of Zug. This entertaining museum with its picturesque courtyard and atmospheric interiors offers experience, education and enjoyment. It is a Swiss heritage site of national significance.

Kunsthaus Zug
Kunsthaus Zug5.13km from Lake Zug

The Kunsthaus Zug has existed since 1990 in a complex from the 16th century, the “Hof Im Dorf”, on the edge of the old town of Zug in Switzerland. It shows the most important collection of Viennese Modernism outside of Austria. The house owes its collection of works of classical modernism with a focus on Vienna to the Kamm Collection Foundation. It was founded in 1998 by Christa, Peter, and Christine Kamm and has made the holdings available to the Kunsthaus Zug on permanent loan.

Clocktower Zug
Clocktower Zug5.17km from Lake Zug

This landmark of Zug is 52 metres high and rises above the other town towers. The lower part was constructed as a simple passageway through the town’s oldest circular wall. Hans Felder snr., from Bavaria, the master builder who built St. Oswald's Church, increased the tower height in 1478-1480.

Rigi7.61km from Lake Zug

The Rigi is a mountain massif of the Alps, located in Central Switzerland. The whole massif is almost entirely surrounded by the water of three different bodies. The Rigi Kulm and other areas, such as the resort of Rigi Kaltbad, are served by Europe's oldest mountain railways, the Rigi Railways. The whole area offers many activities such as skiing or sledging in the winter, and hiking in the summer.

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The oldest traces of humans in the Lucerne area are stone artifacts and cave bear bones found in the Steigelfadbalm cave on Mt. Rigi from the Middle Paleolithic or about 30,000 BC. Other animal bones including mammoth, reindeer and giant deer from the local glacial maximum have also been found in Lucerne.