Networking Groups in Zug

When moving to a new country, putting yourself out there can be nerve-wracking. New friendships don’t come as naturally as they did in the days when you invited your classmates to your birthday party. Extroverts aside, it takes work, but luckily there are plenty of opportunities to socialise and meet like-minded people in Zug, if you know where to begin. 

Meeting New Friends in Zug 

When Sandra Herzog started her international meetup group in 2017, she could never have imagined the dimensions it would reach. Two thousand members, hundreds of varied events and a podcast later, Meeting New Friends in Zug is a true melting pot that also highlights the Swiss way of life. More

Café Interkulturell 

Café Interkulturell is a monthly meetup in Cham that promotes exchange between expats and locals. Over coffee or tea, people chat about various cultural topics. The group tries to get a little German practice in, but there’s no pressure involved whatsoever. More

Ladies Networking Circle 

Whether you are new in town or looking to expand your network for professional advancement or to meet amazing ladies – Ladies Networking Circle is an uplifting and supportive group of women that regularly meets for drinks in Zug. More

The Glocal Association

The Glocal Association focuses on mental health and brings together locals, newcomers, expats and global residents (Glocals) in Zug. Tailored to accompanying partners, meetups are held regularly and include refreshing formats such as "Check-in & Chat" or "Stories & Songs" for children. More

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FMZ Fachstelle Migration

For 50 years, the Fachstelle Migration is the official point of contact for the international employee population in canton Zug. Their casual monthly meetups in Freiruum or their more structured “New in Zug Together” information and networking sessions are especially great for newcomers. More

Zug Zürich Peloton

The ZZP is an international cycling club, which meets every Saturday for coffee and a group ride led by trained group leaders. There are various groups to welcome all levels of ability, social more relaxed groups and quicker more competitive riders. In addition, there are ad hoc rides throughout the season as well as more family-oriented events. More

Ägeri High Heels

Ägeri High Heels is a community for women expats and their families to connect with others who are going through, or have been through, similar challenges. The group in the Aegeri valley is a mix of people who have lived in Aegeri from a few weeks to many years and hosts monthly nights out in the area. More

International Men's Club of Zug

The IMCZ is a social club open to men of all ages with international interests and a relationship (business or personal) to canton Zug. Join over one hundred members from more than twenty countries and even catch up on a weekly basis if you please. More

Zug International Women's Club

ZIWC promotes both social and professional networking and encourages the free exchange of information and resources among members. Join over three hundred members from more than 40 countries and participate in weekly activities, seasonal events, interest groups and more as the agenda is jam-packed throughout the year. More


ZugDIYParkRun is a free weekly 5K Saturday run with coffee afterwards. All ages and abilities including those who run/walk are welcome as are young children in pushchairs and on scooters. Ad hoc Sunday runs help to explore the trails around the canton of Zug and there are social events too! More

Inline-Rigi offers guided and fun inline tours on scenic routes in and around Zug. The sporty meetups last about 1.5 hours and are a good opportunity to get to know like-minded people. All skaters of any age are welcome, as long as they can skate (and stop!) safely. More

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