Radiant Zug region

A little break from hectic everyday life? No need to travel halfway across Switzerland – you can often find great excursion destinations (almost) on your doorstep. Our tip: a short trip to the next small town – this time to the radiant Zug region.

Radiant Zug region

Whether it’s up high on the mountain, a boat ride across the water, a walk along the shore, a visit to the most family-friendly nature reserve or a cosy evening in an industrial hall? You can experience all this and much more in Zug!

Not only can you overlook the city of Zug, the Rigi is also in sight. © Daytrippers

The gentle Zugerberg

The Zugerberg offers a wide range of excursions – for families as well as for nature lovers or people who like it more active. Reach the top in just a few minutes with the Zugerberg cable car. Once on the high plateau, a wide range of leisure activities awaits you: here you will find everything from exciting hikes with an enjoyable break on a sun terrace to fast bike trail descents and paragliding. For families we recommend the Schattwäldli adventure playground. This is about a 15-minute walk from the mountain station.

The Schattwäldli adventure playground is a 15-minute walk from the mountain station. © Daytrippers

Zug has so much to offer

If you’re still not convinced that Zug is worth a visit, you will certainly find the right offer for you here:

Lake Zug

Zug has a lot to offer along the lakeshore – in addition to many small restaurants and cafés, there is also a large and fantastic playground. A trip on the scheduled boat is particularly recommended, not only as a means of transport, for example to Arth-Goldau. So why not simply combine the fun with the useful and enjoy the beautiful view over a delicious breakfast, lunch or dinner?

In the warmer months, there’s no getting around a dip in the water either. The lake heats up to a pleasant 24 degrees and you can choose between different bathing beaches and lidos. We like the lido in Cham in particular. With a non-swimmer area, a playground, volleyball courts, ping-pong tables, lido and a restaurant, it’s perfect and especially suitable for families.  And if it gets too hot, you can find a shady spot under one of the many trees.

A walk along the shore is a must. © Daytrippers

The large playground near the harbour is not only recommended for the little ones. © Daytrippers

Recreation at Goldau Zoo

If you have enough time, we recommend a day trip to the zoo in Goldau. This is only 15 minutes away by train. Alternatively, you can also take the passenger boat. You can easily spend a whole day there. For the little ones, besides the large playground, the petting zoo is an absolute highlight. And don’t forget the tour of the zoo itself. There is no guarantee that you will see a wolf, a lynx, a bear or one of the other 100 or so animal species – but this is exactly what makes a zoo so exciting. The park is designed with great love of detail and describes itself as the most family-friendly recreational area in Switzerland. We can only agree with this.

Observe but also encounter. You can experience the animals up close. © Daytrippers

The newly opened petting zoo is worth a visit. © Daytrippers

On a discovery tour through the zoo. © Daytrippers

A special kind of industrial hall

If you are looking for a bad-weather alternative, check out the “Freiruum”. The old industrial hall was converted into a children’s paradise, a sports hall with trampoline and bouldering area, a market hall with food stalls and bars and an event location. The food stalls are open at lunchtime and towards evening. The sports programme for children (from 2 years) is open from midday until evening, on weekends from 9:00 a.m..

The Freiruum has something for young and old. © Daytrippers

A gelato in between? Of course! © Daytrippers

Various food stalls provide for culinary delights. © Daytrippers

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