The beginnings of the castle settlement go back to the 11th century. In around 1200 the Counts of Kyburg, founders of Zug, built the tower. Over the centuries the castle has changed from being a fortification to a residence. From the end of the 14th century right up until 1945 it was owned privately by Zug families. After long consideration, it was decided to restore it to how it was in around 1770, which is as we see it today. Since 1982 a history museum has been housed here. On view to the public are the historical rooms, paintings, sculptures, paintings on glass, gold-work, furniture, costumes and also everyday utensils like weights and measures. A “talking” model of the town conveys graphically the history of Zug. Changing exhibitions provide an added attraction. Opening hours
Tuesday - Saturday 2.00 to 5.00 pm
Sunday 10.00 am to 5.00 pm Address:
Kirchenstrasse 11, 6300 Zug Tel.
+41 (0)41 728 29 70 Homepage http://www.burgzug.ch/