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Zug Area Guide

Buying properties in Zug

The smallest and the richest of all Swiss cantons. Having the lowest taxation in Switzerland, at about half the national average, Zug has become headquarters to many multinational companies and is today the economic capital of central Switzerland.

Buying, owning or selling properties in the Zug

Unfortunately the region surrounding Zug is not a designated ‘holiday zone’ so this means that unless you are considering relocation then it is impossible to purchase.

Living in Zug

The canton of Zug is located on high ground and incorporates two lakes, The Zugersee and Äageri. Its German speaking capital, also called Zug, is set on the northeastern shores of the Zugersee, in the wooded foothills of the Zugerberg. The modern, business-driven new town – made up of glittering offices and malls feels a world apart from Zug’s atmospheric old town – a compact network of cobbled waterfront lanes and charming medieval churches. Life here precedes discretely, content to do so without


All winter and adventure sports are well-catered for in Zug - hiking, sailing, golf, horse riding, cycling to name a few. Safety standards are notably high making this the perfect place to bring children and introduce them too the joys of outdoor sports. The possibilities for exploring the great outdoors in and around Zug are year-round and almost limitless. The countryside of Zug is a wonderful attraction for hikers, drawn here by the lofty Zugerberg hills and 80km of trails. The nearest ski resorts are fashionable and linked Lech and Zürs.


The Kunsthaus displays excellent contemporary art exhibitions. Throughout the town of Zug can be found fine examples of Baroque interiors, carved statues and nineteenth-century murals.


There are numerous excellent public and international schools within Zug and in the surrounding communities: The International School of Zug and Lucern, The International School of Central Switzerland and Four-Forest International School of Zug and Luzern.

A sophisticated and cosmopolitan society, education in Switzerland is, quite naturally, a multilingual affair with all children learning not only their canton language but also an official second language as well as English.

There are at least 7 excellent international schools in Zug itself.


Overland: Switzerland is well connected by high-speed trains, famous for their cleanliness and efficiency, from across Europe. And speedily connect Zug with both Zurich and Lucerne.

By air: Zurich is the most convenient international airport about 56km away.

(All distances are approximate)

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