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Top 20 attractions to explore in Canton of Zug

The Canton of Zug is one of the smallest of the Swiss cantons in terms of area. The canton is located in central Switzerland and covers an area of 239 square kilometre

Cantonal Museum of Prehistory (s)Hofstrasse 15, 6300 Zug, Switzerland
Museums

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.

Clocktower ZugKolinpl. 10, 6300 Zug, Switzerland
Iconic Buildings

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.

Gottschalkenberg PassGottschalkenberg Pass, 6313 Menzingen, Switzerland
Mountain Passes

Gottschalkenberg Pass is a high mountain pass in the canton of Zug in Switzerland. IT gives a panoramic view of the valley of Zug and also it is a picturesque area to spend some good times and to take some photographs.

Hirzel HöhiHirzel Höhi, 8816 Hirzel, Switzerland
Mountain Passes

The Hirzel Höhi is a mule pass in the foothills of the canton of Zurich, which connects Horgen and Sihlbrugg.  The former trade route continued via Baar, Zug, Immensee - Küssnacht or Brunnen across Lake Lucerne to Flüelen to the Gotthard and to Italy. The most important goods transported were salt from north to south and wine vice versa. In addition, silk, velvet, brocade, linen, iron, grain, rice, cheese, and oil were traded.

HöhronenHöhronen, 6315 Oberägeri, Switzerland
1 Day Treks
Mountain Peaks

The Höhronen is a mountain of the Swiss Prealps, located on the border between the Swiss cantons of Zurich and Zug. It lies approximately halfway between Lake Zurich and Lake Ägeri.  West of a secondary summit named Wildspitz is located the tripoint between the cantons of Zurich, Zug, and Schwyz. The tripoint, located at a height of 1,186 meters, is marked by a stone named Dreiländerstein.

Höllgrotten cavesHöllgrotten, 6340 Baar, Switzerland
Caves

The Höllgrotten is a group of stalactite caves in the Lorzentobel near Baar in the canton of Zug.  The caves have small lakes, stalactites, stalagmites, and stagnates in various colors. They have been formed from calcareous springs over the course of millennia. Each cave has its own picture. In the root grotto in the upper part of the cave, encrusted tree roots can be seen.

HüttnerseeHüttnersee, 8825 Hütten, Switzerland
Lake/ River/ Ponds

Hüttnersee is a small lake at Hütten in the Canton of Zurich, Switzerland. The northern shore is located in Samstagern, a village in the municipality of Richterswil. Its surface area is 0.165 km2. It is an ideal place to spend some leisure time and also for trekking too.

Johanna-Spyri-MuseumDorfstrasse 48, 8816 Hirzel, Switzerland
Museums

It is not only Heidi’s world, but also that of her creator that you get to know in Zürich’s Hirzel. This is where the little Johanna Louise Heusser went to school. Since 1981 the Johanna Spyri Museum has been located in the “Old School House”.

Kloster KappelKappelerhof 5, 8926 Kappel am Albis, Switzerland
Man-made Structures- Other

The former monastery dating from 1185, centrally situated between Zurich, Zug, and Lucerne, offers a magnificent view of the alps. It was completely refurbished in 2012 with a focus on preserving the historic building style. 79 functional rooms, all with private shower/WC. Numerous utility rooms, and ample space to retreat to a quiet corner within the large compound. The impressive Klosterkeller restaurant and cosy monastery café with panorama terrace offer homemade specialities, freshly prepare

Kunsthaus ZugDorfstrasse 27, 6300 Zug, Switzerland
Museums

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.

Lake ÄgeriLake Ägeri, Switzerland
Lake/ River/ Ponds

Lake Aegeri is situated in the foothills of the Alps surrounded by steep slopes. It is nestled in a hilly moraine landscape and offers a wide range of hiking, mountain biking, and water sports activities. It is also one of the nice picnic spots in this area.

LorzeLorze, Switzerland
Lake/ River/ Ponds

The Lorze is the main river of the Canton of Zug, Switzerland. It flows from Ägerisee through Lake Zug into the Reuss. One of the beautiful places to spend some leisure time and also a place that is blessed with natural beauty.

MorgartenMorgarten, 6315 Oberägeri, Switzerland
Outdoors- Other

Morgarten is a village in the municipality of Oberägeri in the Swiss canton of Zug. The place is on the banks of the Ägeri lake and on the road from Oberägeri to Sattel.  Originally the place was called Hauptsee. In 1905 it was renamed in connection with the commemoration of the Battle of Morgarten on November 15, 1315, and the erection of a battle memorial. The name was changed at the request of the Oberägeri-Morgarten Tourist Association by the Zurich District Post Office.

MorgartenbergMorgartenberg, 6315 Oberägeri, Switzerland
1 Day Treks
Mountain Peaks

Morgartenberg is a 11.4 kilometer loop trail located near Sattel, Schwyz, Switzerland that offers the chance to see wildlife and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and nature trips.

Raten PassRaten Pass, 6315 Oberägeri, Switzerland
Mountain Passes

A beautiful high mountain pass located in the heart of Zug which offers a panoramic view of the natural beauty of the canton. This pass connects Oberägeri and Biberbrugg. One can enjoy a ride through this pass very much.

Schnabelburg Castle8915 Hausen am Albis, Switzerland
Iconic Buildings

A small and beautiful castle located in the heart of Zug in the year of 1150. It has faced so many wars and some parts of the castle were destroyed and this place is now an important place of national significance.

WildspitzWildspitz, 6314 Unterägeri, Switzerland
Mountain Peaks

One of the highest mountain in the canton of Zug, located on the border between the Swiss cantons of Zug and Schwyz. The Wildspitz is surrounded by three lakes: Lake Zug, Lake Lauerz, and Lake Ägeri. It is one of the picturesque locations in this area and a nice picnic spot.

ZimmerbergZimmerberg, 8942 Oberrieden, Switzerland
1 Day Treks
Mountain Peaks

Zimmerberg is a mountain and a region located in the district of Horgen in the canton of Zurich, Switzerland. Its name bases on the Old High German word zimbar in the meaning of lumber. It is one of the picturesque location and also a suitable area for trekking and picnicking too.

Zug CastleKirchenstrasse 11, 6300 Zug, Switzerland
Museums

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.

ZugerbergZugerberg, 6300 Zug, Switzerland
1 Day Treks
Mountain Peaks

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.

Map of attractions in Canton of Zug