Central Switzerland

This popular waterfront square, surrounded by cafes and restaurants, is historically significant as People's Assemblies took place here from the 14th century until 1847. Markets and festivals are also held here, as well as open-air concerts on Wednesday evenings in summer.

Lonely Planet's must-see attractions

Nearby Central Switzerland attractions

1. Zytturm

0.08 MILES

Zug's Old Town is a medieval time capsule. It starts at the town’s emblem, the Zytturm, whose distinctive roof is tiled in blue-and-white cantonal colours.

2. Museum Burg Zug

0.19 MILES

Zug's town museum, housed in an 11th-century castle, displays paintings, costumes and a 3D model of the town, plus special themed exhibitions. It’s an…

3. Kunsthaus Zug

0.22 MILES

The local art museum holds a superb collection of Viennese modernist works by Klimt, Kokoschka and Schiele. There are also regular high-profile temporary…

6. Verkehrshaus

11.49 MILES

A great kid-pleaser, the fascinating interactive Verkehrshaus is deservedly Switzerland’s most popular museum. Alongside rockets, steam locomotives,…

7. Planetarium

11.49 MILES

Switzerland's largest planetarium, in Lucerne's Verkehrshaus, presents a variety of shows every day on its 508-sq-metre dome. Check the website for full…

8. Klosterkirche

11.53 MILES

Follow the crowds flowing towards this baroque edifice, the 18th-century handiwork of Caspar Moosbrugger. The interior dances with colourful frescoes,…