Family Life

While many consider Zug ideal for taxation purposes and doing business, it is also an idyllic place to raise your family. There are a variety of organizations, activities and attractions to discover. From renting sleds on the Zugerberg during wintertime to splashing in the Zugersee lidos in summer, families will find Zug welcoming and entertaining every season of the year. For inspiration and ideas, check out Zug Tourismus.

Educational opportunities abound, whether you choose to register your children in the local Swiss schools, or prefer a more international environment, there is something for every age and stage. For more details on the topic of education, visit our information guide Relocation Essentials or our Services Guide for an extensive list of private schools. 

Family Support Association Zug

Supporting families and individuals

"We offer our assistance to individuals and families living in the canton of Zug who find themselves in difficult life circumstances. Our fees are based on our client's income."

Help in the following life situations...


  • Help and support when someone in the household falls ill or has an accident.
  • Help for overburdened families and individuals who find themselves in difficult life situations.
  • Help during pregnancy and postpartum.
  • Help for families with several children or families with ill or handicapped children who need care.


  •     Housekeeping
  •     Childcare
  •     Care for ill family members
  •     Assistance for daily hygiene care
  •     Taking time for your concerns and simply listening

"Our family helpers have amassed great experience and carry out their duties with great devotion and responsibility."


Don't hesitate to reach out

If you need our help, call us or send us a message via our contact form. +41 41 710 08 42 or

Please note: We offer help and relief for individuals up to retirement age. If you are already at retirement age, please contact Pro Senectute: +41 41 727 50 58.


Frauenzentrale Zug

For more than 50 years, the Frauenzentrale (women’s centre) has been actively providing their services and support for women in need, often before a legal basis even exists. Despite its name, men, youths and children can also find refuge here.


The non-profit organisation has neither political or religious affiliations and remains entirely neutral. A mix of employees and volunteers are active across two main areas:


The expert centre eff-zett is comprised of six specialised departments. This is where persons in difficult situations can turn to for advice and help. Parenting classes are also on offer.  


  • Alimony collection and advance payments
  • Contact point for self-help
  • Victim counseling
  • Couple, family or individual counseling
  • Sex and pregnancy counseling
  • Separation, divorce or family mediation

The Brockenhaus (thrift shop) sells used goods and is responsible for the bulk of income that sustains the Frauenzentrale. It also provides an important social service, offering inexpensive goods and meaningful recycling of wares to the public, as well as offering volunteer helpers a social network.  
Without volunteers, there would no Frauenzentrale. The commitment and dedication of individuals, be it through providing financial support, volunteering, or serving in an honorary function on the board, committees or workgroups is invaluable.  

Are you seeking advice or interested in volunteering? For additional information, please contact the Frauenzentrale. Consultations are also available in English.
Tel. +41 41 725 26 66
E-mail - family activities in and around Zug

The best family experiences are right on your doorstep: forests, swimming spots, museums, adventure parks and much more await.

Children of all ages want to experience something exciting, discover the unknown, understand the unexplained and let off steam. Zug, Zurich, Winterthur, Rapperswil and Baden make up a wonderful child-friendly region, offering an enormous range of excursions and recreational experiences. As it’s easy to lose sight of all the options, consult for your next adventure.
c/o Zürich Tourismus
Gessnerallee 3
8001 Zürich



Recreation grounds

There are 67 public recreation- and playgrounds in the canton, all which are listed here as drawn up by the Health Department and Zug Tourismus in 2019.
In addition to details about the various sites, you will also find useful information on how to get to there. We also recommend that you check out the nature experiences offered by NATURENA (in German).

Lidos around the Zugersee

There is more to the Zugersee than amazing sunsets. In fact, there are plenty of spots around the lake to enjoy quality time by the water, each with its own charm. While the majority of lidos open from mid May through to September in good weather, there are also many lake access points that you may use at your own risk all-year-round.

If you want a family-friendly lido with a beach, restaurant, kiddie pool and plenty of space, the lido Strandbad Zug is a great place to start. For those who love the charm of the old town, Seelikon is the place to be. For a lido set in nature, the bathing area Choller might just be your thing.

Things to do for teens

Industrie 45
Industrie 45 is the youth culture centre of Zug town. The i45 offers a place where ideas can be put into practice, and also serves as a platform. Both the premises and infrastructure of i45 are those of a professionally equipped concert hall: club room with bar, video-cutting room, digital video camera, film screen, photographic and sound laboratories, rehearsal room for bands, several rooms for groups, mobile music equipment and much more are available. The operators of the i45 also help in the planning and execution of events and projects.

Jugendkulturzentrum industrie45
Industriestrasse 45
Postfach 2457
CH-6302 Zug
Tel. +41 41 761 26 42

GGZ@Work - Podium 41
Podium 41 is a place where youths and adults from different walks of life, with opposing opinions and views, can meet, talk, listen and learn tolerance. In addition, Podium 41 considers itself to be a platform for creative artists of all ages. Apart from a variety of culinary offerings at low prices, without obligation to eat or drink, the Podium 41 team is in the process of building up its cultural programme. A visit to Podium 41 is certainly worthwhile - for families with children too.

GGZ@Work - Podium 41
Chamerstrasse 41
6300 Zug
Tel. +41 41 710 53 83

Opening hours:
Tuesday until Sunday    
09.00 - 21.00

This culture centre lies on the border of Zug town in the Kollermühle area, and is housed in a former electro-plating factory. The bar, restaurant and concert hall are on the ground floor. The 13 rehearsal rooms on the three upper floors are hired out to local bands and musicians, and are an important part of the culture centre.

Kulturzentrum Galvanik Zug
Chamerstrasse 173
Postfach 7549
6303 Zug
Tel. +41 58 558 61 66 (Wednesday until Friday 2:00 pm to 6:00 pm)

Youth Animation Zug jaz
jaz is a contact and lobby centre, mainly for young people aged 11 to 25 years. As the jaz team focuses on the living world, the centre is open to all those who make use of the town’s welfare service. In the heart of the town, at Kirchenstrasse 7, the "Shop for Socioculture" serves as a meeting place. In addition, jaz has a good specialist library on the subject of socioculture. On the upper floor, offices and workshops can be hired at favourable conditions.

jugendanimation zug «jaz»
Kirchenstrasse 7
6300 Zug
Tel. +41 41 761 54 34

Zug Specialist Unit for Youths and Children - Youth Support
The duties of the youth support of the Zug Youth and Child Unit are very varied and include: the establishment of networking and coordination in the youth sector, discussions on topical subjects, initiation and support of projects, offering of specialist knowledge and mediation between youth and parent and/or youth and public.

Zuger Fachstelle punkto Jugend und Kind
Alpenstrasse 14
CH-6300 Zug
Tel. +41 41 728 34 40