Things to Do over the Easter Weekend

Spring has sprung and that means Easter is around the corner. We’ve put together a list of activities and events in and around Zug to put a spring in your step.

Ride the funicular and go on an adventure with Zugiblubbi on the Zugerberg. The mascot has prepared a stamp card to be completed along the nine stations of the Zugiblubbi adventure trail. Once completed, it can be handed in at the mountain station for a chance to win one of ten prizes. The stamp card itself is available to download in advance or can be collected at the valley or mountain station.

Visit the Easter market in Zug. There will be a funfair, food stands and various market stalls along the lakeside promenade and the Landsgemeindeplatz on Easter Monday from 9 am to 6 pm. 

Enjoy brunch at the Parkhotel Zug. While adults will particularly appreciate the varied buffet in the newly opened hotel restaurant aigu, children can try their luck at finding the sweet treats hidden throughout the hotel on Easter Sunday. A further brunch option is the Easter brunch lake cruise on Easter Sunday and Monday.

Participate in the egg hunt on Mount Rigi. More than 400 eggs will be hidden across the mountain on Easter Sunday. Once you find an egg, hand it in at a participating restaurant to receive a chocolate bunny plus an entry into the main prize draw. Please note that only one egg per person is allowed.

Get creative at the Lindt Home of Chocolate. Together with Lindt Maîtres Chocolatiers, you will make Easter creations, which you can take home beautifully packaged in an Easter basket. The chocolate workshop lasts 90 minutes and is suited from age 5 in accompaniment. Other on-site highlights include the world’s biggest Lindt shop and a spectacular chocolate fountain.

Discover the tradition of “Zwänzgerle” in Zurich. On the morning of Easter Monday, crowds of adults and children gather at Limmatquai and Rüdenplatz ready to compete. The rules of the game foresee that the adult throws 20 Rappen at a hard-boiled egg that the child holds. The aim is for the coin to stay lodged in the egg, an almost impossible task, much to the delight of the children as any coin that falls to the ground is theirs to keep.