In just eight minutes, the new wheelchair-accessible funicular glides from Schönegg up to Zug’s local mountain, the Zugerberg.
Zug’s iconic local mountain is well worth a visit no matter what the season. The magnificent view from the mountain (925 m) extends to the foothills of the Alps.
Some 80 kilometres of marked hiking trails take you past protected high moorland and a diverse range of flora and fauna. And features such as the sculpture trail, the Schattwäldli adventure playground as well as the numerous BBQ sites are sure to interest all the family. You can also hire scooters at the mountain station.
In winter, there are four groomed winter hiking trails, a 27 km cross-country ski trail, a 2.5 km long tobogganing route and a children’s ski lift in this magical winter wonderland.
The Zugerberg Bahn railway will take you up the Zugerberg in a few minutes and operates every day. To get to the Schönegg base station, catch the bus on line 11 from the Zug train station.
The Zugersee – or lake Zug – is the ninth largest lake in Switzerland. With a lake area of a bit more than 38 km2 it is thus only marginally smaller than lake Biel but for example bigger than lake Brienz. This central Swiss lake Zug is located at an altitude of 413 m above sea level in the cantons of Zug, Schwyz and Lucerne with the Zug share of the lake being almost two-thirds of the total lake area.
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Switzerland is a mountainous Central European country, home to numerous lakes, villages and the high peaks of the Alps. Its cities contain landmarks like capital Bern’s Zytglogge clock tower and Lucerne’s wooden chapel bridge.
The country is also known for its ski resorts and hiking trails. Banking and finance are key industries, and Swiss watches and chocolate are world renowned.
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