Pulverturm - Zug

City wall / gate

Step into the world of the historic "Pulverturm" in Zug and experience the beauty and history of this unique place first hand.


Zug was once surrounded by a protective city wall. In the southeast corner stood the Powder Tower, where gunpowder was stored. Today you can rent the Powder Tower: Celebrate an unforgettable corporate event, a unique family celebration, a stylish aperitif, an anniversary in a class of its own or hold a meeting in the historic "Pulverturm".

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 / 041 511 75 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 for coffee (CHF 2.00 per purchase) and 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