City wall / gate

Zug was surrounded by a protective city wall. In the south-eastern corner stood the Powder Tower. Rudiments of the demolished town wall can still be seen today.


The tower wall is up to 270 centimetres thick. This is also because gunpowder was stored in the powder tower.

Today you can rent the tower - for your party. Your celebration. Whether you want to enjoy a short aperitif or a dignified dinner, the Powder Tower is sure to provide the right atmosphere.

Useful information for tenants

  • Rental period: Mon - Sun until 24.00 hrs max.
  • Group size: ground floor - 27 seats, 50 standing room, gallery - max. 54 seats, Knights' Hall - max. 60 seats (for meetings, seminars)
  • Infrastructure: kitchen, crockery, heating, chairs and tables, concert seating, WC (wheelchair accessible), parking within walking distance (Casino car park)
  • Key handover: collection and return on site from the tower caretaker
  • Return the following day by 09.00 a.m. in a clean condition
  • Visits possible on request (info@zug.ch / 041 723 68 00)


  • CHF 250.00 Private parties and associations
  • CHF 150.00 Aperitif only (max. 2 hours + 1 hour set-up and clearing away)
  • CHF 100.00 Knights' Hall

Additional costs

  • CHF 2.00 per purchase Coffee incl. cream, sugar etc.
  • CHF 0.25/kWh Energy costs according to expenditure

Historical information

  • 1522 to 1532 Construction of the powder tower
  • 1863 Relocation of the powder magazine to Lorzenallmend
  • 1885 Demolition of the city wall
  • 1990 and 1991 Exterior renovation
  • 1999 Restoration
  • 14 metres external diameter
  • 2.7 metres wall thickness at the bottom
  • 1.8 metres wall thickness above

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