Mule track Zug - Sihlbrugg - Horgen

Thematic trail

The "Saumweg", marked with brown signposts, recalls the time between 1230 and 1830, when muleteers transported valuable goods such as salt, wine, fabrics, grain, cheese and oil with their mules between Lake Zurich and Central Switzerland.

Ein Feldweg führt durch grüne Wiesen.

In the footsteps of the muleteers and their mules.

The topographical situation of the town of Zug is characterized by its location on the lake and on the western slope of the Zugerberge. In the medieval settlement of Zug, the fishing trade was of great importance, which is reflected in the name, which derives from old fishing rights on Lake Zug. The founding of the town of Zug in the early 13th century under the Counts of Kyburg reflects Zug's growing function as a small regional center. Zug am See became a transhipment point for goods and merchandise brought from the north across Lake Zurich to Horgen and from there to Zug via the old Horgen road Hirzel - Babenwag - Baar - Löberen. The transported goods were salt and iron. At various places along the lake in the old town and the suburbs, the goods were reloaded onto ships, which ensured the connection to Immensee and thus the connection via the "Hohle Gasse" to Küssnacht and Lake Lucerne. The still numerous old buildings in the core area of the old Swiss Confederation, most of which have been severely alienated from their purpose, bear witness to the medieval trade and transport policy.