All you need to know about Zug

Aerial photograph of Zug
City Facts - Zug

Home to 34,000 businesses, the small town of Zug has made a name for itself as a global economic hub. A number of companies – such as Metall Zug and Luxoft – house their headquarters in the city, and the success of Zug’s finance, high-tech and manufacturing industries attracts countless business professionals to the city every year.  Not only is Zug known for its economic success, but it also has an abundance of history, culture, and entertainment to be explored during your stay. For business travellers looking to visit the city, Zug serviced apartments offer an unparalleled experience; from studio apartments for independent travellers, to three bed residences for group stays, SilverDoor’s serviced apartments in Zug are tailored with professionals in mind and are found throughout the city. 

Tips for staying in Zug 

History in Zug 

Founded in the early 13th century, Zug contains an abundance of history and culture. Altstadt (the ‘Old Town’) dates back to this period and is the heart of culture within the city. Built in the 1470s, Zytturm (the city’s clocktower) takes centre-stage in Altstadt at 52 metres high. A key to the historic monument can also be obtained by visitors who want to take a look inside (especially at the dungeons!). Another 15th century building to visit during your stay in a Zug serviced apartment is the Church of St. Oswald – built by locals in 1478, the late-Gothic church is a perfect example of the local and cultural history waiting to be discovered in the city. Also in Altstadt, the town hall is a Gothic monument built around 1505 – the former court room is decorated in a beautiful baroque-style and tours of the building are available. No matter where your apartment in Zug is located, Zug has plenty to offer history-buffs. 

Culture in Zug 

Landsgemeindeplatz – the town square in Altstadt – was first established in the 14th century and is home to 140 shops and restaurants. Each Wednesday in the summertime, various musical groups come together to perform open-air concerts in the square; it also houses the festival for Swiss National Day on the 1st August. The city also houses a number of museums and art galleries which are worth a visit during your stay in Zug. The Museum für Urgeschichte offers exhibits on Switzerland’s prehistoric era, dating back 20,000 years. Housing the largest collection of Viennese Modernism in Europe, aside from Austria, Kunsthaus Zug is an art museum which also houses its own bar and sculpture garden. Zug castle serves as the centrepiece of Zug’s landscape and contains the Museum Burg Zug within the monument. Locals in Zug benefit from a vibrant cultural scene and there is no better way to gain this experience than in a serviced apartment in Zug 

Places to Eat in Zug 

The perfect blend of traditional and modern cuisine can be found throughout the various eateries in Zug. The city houses a number of restaurants suitable for both personal and business dining experiences. Restaurants include the rustic Gasthaus Widder – serving home-style Swiss specialities and a selection of wines – and Restaurant Baren Zug – serving traditional foods and available to host group events. The city is also home to a number of unique and cosy cafes; Biohof Zug offers desserts made even sweeter by its amazing views of Lake Zug. Confiserie Café Speck – a confectionary founded in 1895 – contains a café bar and tearoom to make the most of its sweet delicacies. There is no shortage of eateries to enjoy during your stay in a Zug serviced apartment, no matter where you are located. 

Fun Facts about Zug 

  • Zug is known as a hockey town in Switzerland – its team EV Zug plays in the National League. 
  • The city is famous for its Kirsch – a cherry liquor – and the Zug cherry cake which is made with it.  
  • On average, the city experiences 136 days of rain a year – August experiences the most rain and January the least. 
  • Still held today, Zug’s cherry market was first held in 1627 which makes it the oldest in the country.  

What is a serviced apartment? 

A SilverDoor serviced apartment in Zug provides the ultimate experience for business travellers. Serviced with professionals in mind, apartments in Zug provide the space and freedom needed to feel at home; properties contain fitted kitchens, separate spaces for resting, eating and working and are free from the daily time restrictions given by hotels. They also often benefit from city-centre locations and on-site conference rooms, to make business easier during your stay. As well as this, serviced apartments also benefit from similar features to hotels – such as housekeeping, laundry service and on-site gyms – so you can focus on what matters during your stay.  

Why choose a serviced apartment in Zug with SilverDoor? 

SilverDoor makes business travel easy. With decades of experience under our belt, and a knowledgeable and dedicated Account Management team, positive client experience is our highest priority. Our Account Management team understand client requirements and use our unmatched partner relationships to secure the most suitable accommodation at the best rates; booking properties is made even easier with our global telephone system and Orbi booking platform. As independent agents, SilverDoor focuses on client experience every step of the way to ensure your stay at a serviced apartment in Zug goes smoothly.