Old Town House Stories

Sightseeing tour

Have you ever wondered about the crafts that used to be practiced in the beautiful buildings of Zug's old town?


Did you know that Zug was once one of the most important centers of pewter craftsmanship in Switzerland? Or that the highly skilled craft of watchmaking was practiced here for several centuries? There are almost endless stories from Zug's old town.

The tour through the streets of the old town features 25 historic buildings and their house stories: Discover in the brochure who once lived in the houses, how they were used and architecturally adapted to the needs of the residents. The tour illuminates multifaceted aspects of Zug's trade and industry, outlines building and owner histories, and thus tells a piece of living city history.

A walk through Zug's old town, however, not only makes the heart of every visitor interested in architecture and history beat faster. Small store lovers will not miss out either, as the picturesque old town will convince you not only with its colorful facades and narrow alleys, but also with a wide range of small specialty stores and numerous gastronomic establishments that invite you to linger.

Be inspired by the stories from earlier times, enjoy a piece of living city history, and stroll through the hustle and bustle of today.