Things to do & leisure

Here you will find a selection of suggestions of things to do in the Canton of Zug and its surroundings. For further destinations please visit our Switzerland guide.

You can also visit the Website of Zug Tourism for lots of information on leisure in the Canton of Zug.

Under our Event section you will find a list of current events in and around Zug.

E-Bike Hirepoints -  Popular "Flyer" electric bikes can be hired at the valley station of the revolving cable cars Stuckli Rondo at Sattel-Hochstückli as well as at the Seminarhotel Unterägeri. A total of four bikes are available. The Ägerital-Sattel region is an ideal starting point for fantastic bike tours. Our insider tip is to cycle from Sattel to Rothenthurm and then over the Raten Pass to Unterägeri and along Lake Ägeri back to Sattel. More information here

Loberensteig Minigolf - in Zug behind main post office. Info here (German)
 
Unteraegeri Minigolf  - next to Aegerisee - small café and playground.

Minigolf Breitfeld - www.minigolf-breitfeld.ch -  in Rotkreuz, Directions on the Web.
 
 
Cherry Bowl Sportwww.cherry-bowl.ch/  - at Sihlbrugg - bowling center  - fun for kids and adults
 
Kunsteisbahn Bossard Arena - indoor/outdoor ice skating - hockey school for children

Baar Pool (Lättich) - Public indoor and outdoor Swimmingpool - pleasant family atmosphere
 
Zugerberg 1039m -
This wonderful view over Zug - above the fog of course - is not only for the tourists: even the local residents never fail to be astonished at the attractiveness of their local mountain both in summer and winter.
Take funicular from edge of town - walks - picnics - 360 degree views -sledging in winter - 2.7km Schlittelbahn - 23km of cross country skiing - restaurant.

Höllgrotten in Baar - www.hoellgrotten.ch  - extensive and visually stunning limestone caves discovered at end of 19th century close to Baar - lakes multicoloured stalagmites and stalactites - rather drippy so wear good shoes and waterproof clothing - small cafe
 
Frauenthal Convent in Hagendorn - www.frauenthal.ch
Surrounded by forests and fields, the Frauenthal Convent, founded in 1231, radiates a special charm.
The delicious products made by the nuns there have been famous for over 200 years: you must try the gingerbread, the "Krapfen", the dried apple pieces or other specialities available in their own little shop. We recommend going to Frauenthal by bicycle, but you can also get there easily by public transport or car, and you could combine a visit to the convent with an excursion to the Bützen restaurant to see the storks - it is 20 minutes' walk from the convent.
 
Castle of Hünenberg
What do you think it looked like in the castle in the 14th century at the time of Henry of Hünenberg?
The castle remains were discovered between 1945 and 1951 and they now invite you to an exclusive family barbecue or a fun afternoon in the shade of the ruins - a knightly feast in open in unspoilt countryside. Or you can dip your feet into the cool stream or even have a competition with the children to dam it. The ruin is not merely stones and pieces of wall - the castle has a lot of atmosphere to offer.

Homeopathic Garden
A homeopathic garden, the only one of its kind in Switzerland, was inaugurated and opened to the public in the summer of 2005 at Steinhauserstrasse 51 in Zug.
The garden displays around 120 types of herbs that are used in homeopathy, arranged in rows according to their application, and offers instructive insight into the large spectrum of homeopathic medicinal herbs. The garden is of great interest, not only to nature lovers and homeopaths, but also, for example, to classes of school children. Furthermore, the rose that was cultivated in honour of Dr. Hahnemann, the founder of homeopathy, can be admired here: its delicate colour and exquisite scent are captivating. Conducted tours can be arranged for groups on request.


Wildpark Langenberg -  www.wildnispark.ch - in Langnau - founded in 1886 - 15 indigenous species including elks brown bears wild boar - restaurant - open all year - belongs to Zurich Stadt -  good place for walking at any time.
 
Naturzentrum Sihlwald - www.sihlwald.ch - in Sihltal - wildlife trails - themed gardens - wild pigs - wooden maze - surrounding beech forest is largest in Switzerland - when nearby Autobahn link is completed whole area may be left to return to nature
 
Tierpark Goldau - www.tierpark.ch  - 900 animals in natural setting - pond area - children’s quizzes - restaurants - playground
 
Sattel Hoch Stuckli  - www.hochstuckli.ch - smart revolving gondolas have replaced much loved ancient chairlift over meadows - summer Rodelbahn - children’s play area - bouncy castles/trampolines - Panorama Weg - two hour walk - family skiing - roller park.  
 
 
Alpamare - www.alpamare.ch  - biggest covered water park in Europe - appears in Guinness Book of Records - 4 pools and 9 slides totalling 675m in length - Adventure Pool - Double Bob - SplashPipe - Niagara - Cresta Canyon - 261m water slide. (SZ)

 
 
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