Zug, Switzerland

By | November 18, 2021

Zug is a German speaking Canton in Switzerland. He is a member of the Swiss Confederation and has as its capital the same place train.

Zug is also the smallest whole canton in Switzerland. It measures just 239 square kilometers. Nevertheless, it is one of the richest cantons. Of its total area, about 110 square kilometers will be used as meadow and farmland utilized. 61 square kilometers are forest areas, 33 square kilometers are water. The rest is cultivated or wasteland and pasture land. The river Lorze runs picturesquely through the cantontrain and flows into Lake Zug.

Since there was little forest area until 1845, the decision was made to increase the population through intensive afforestation. It was thus possible to expand the area to 6000 hectares by 1950. Deer feel particularly at home in the woods. These are particularly well represented here. Red deer and plenty of chamois and hares also live in the areas of the canton of Zug. Rodents such as beavers and squirrels also find perfect living conditions here and have been able to multiply significantly over time. As an endangered species, the capercaillie is now protected separately. An extra protection project is dedicated to him.

The popular foxes are vaccinated annually. There are hardly any more cases of rabies in Zug.

Economy in Zug

Zug is not only very animal welfare conscious, it is also a business location. This is where Siemens and V-ZUG AG, among others, have their headquarters. ZUG AG produces and develops kitchen appliances and appliances for the washroom.

Siemens employs around 2,250 people, making it one of the largest employers in the Zug area. Glencore may also be familiar to many. This company is also based in Zug. This was formerly headed by Marc Rich. Rich was once wanted by the FBI for suspected tax fraud.

Sights in Zug

The three castles in the canton of Zug are worth seeing. There is also a castle and a ruin here which can also be visited. There was a fourth castle in Zug, but it fell victim to the wrecking ball in 1970.
The so-called Old Buonas Castle is located on a peninsula. It emerged from the former Buonas castle. The Hertenstein Castle was then rebuilt from this castle. When the rule of Buona ended in 1798, the castle was renamed Buonas Castle. The municipality of Risch is home to Freudenberg Castle, a former manor house from the 1930s.

The St. Andreas Castle is beautifully located on a lake in Cham. It is worth a visit from a visual and scenic point of view alone. The Wildenburg ruins is located in the municipality of Baar. This lies between the Lorzental and Unterägeri. Unfortunately, only the walls remain of the ruins. But you can also take a trip to see these and feel the spirit of the past.

The Lords of Hünenberg were the builders of the Wildenburg and Hünenberg Castle, which is located in Hünenberg.

One of Zug’s landmarks is the Morgarten monument. It stands on the Ägerisee near Morgarten and is supposed to commemorate the Battle of Morgarten on November 15, 1315.
Another special monument is the Red Cross Monument, which gave the city of Rotkreuz its name and is also located here.

Zug, Switzerland