Facts about the HUB
Zug is small but beautiful. Zug is compact and central. Zug is at the edge of the mountains. And it has jewels in its landscape. Zug has two lakes, Lake Aegeri and Lake Zug. And the most beautiful sunset. Zug is famous for its cherries and cherry torte. And for its business community. Zug is a place worth living in. And for visiting. Zug is fun.
Central Switzerland is a region of cyclists. The topography is moderately difficult. You do have to pedal hard. The canton of Zug is part of the Swiss centrepiece and start HUB of the Tour de Suisse over the next three years.
In 2015 the start/finish area will be in Rotkreuz. A municipality made up of four parts, Risch, Buonas, Holzhäusern and Rotkreuz. The residential area in Risch and Buonas am See is highly sought after. The centre of Rotkreuz is vibrant. A fast-growing, economically booming hub at the motorway intersection between Gotthard, Zurich, Lucerne and Zug.
Attractions in Zug
As well as for the cherries, Zug is famous for numerous cultural and fascinating sights. The following highlights are not to be missed:
- the famous Zug landmark, the Zytturm with its blue and white roof
- A trip back into the middle ages in the old town of Zug
- Magnificent houses in the old side streets
- The most beautiful sunset in the world on the shores of Lake Zug
- Far-reaching views from the Zugerberg, lasting impressions of the Raten or exciting views from the Gottschalkenberg
- The magical and fascinating underworld of the Höllgrotten caves in Baar
- The world-famous, almost 100-year-old Zug cherry torte
- The distilled Zug "Kirschwasser"
- Or the tasty Zug cherry sausage
Connection with competitive cycling
The Tour de Suisse has already delighted the population many times over as it passes through the canton of Zug. The last time the Tour de Suisse stopped here was in 2001. On the third stage Gianluca Bortolami arrived in Baar in first place and took the yellow jersey from the previous leader, Lance Armstrong.
The canton of Zug and the surrounding regions are ideal for exploring the cities and their surroundings by bike. The routes along the shore of the lake are perfect for a leisurely bike ride. One popular bike ride travels over the Zugerberg to Lake Aegeri and through the Lorze ravine back to Zug. With free bike hire from May to October, cycling is the ideal way to discover the city and its surroundings.
Some tips on where to eat and where to stay
From 5-star hotels through bed and breakfasts to wonderful campsites. In Zug the perfect atmosphere can be found to suit any accommodation needs. Whether right by the lake, on a farm or in the middle of the city – all accommodation options can be found at www.zug-tourismus.ch.
For further Information: www.tds-zug.ch