From a distance, the dome of the Zug clock tower appears blue-white but as you get closer to it, you can see the time on it. But not just the time, it also shows the month, the phase of the moon, the day of the week and whether it is a leap year or not. The tower was actually built as a way through the oldest city walls and later part of it was used as a prison as well as housing a room to keep warm by an open fire. Today the 52-metre-high tower is open to everyone, an opportunity not to be missed. After all, where else other than Zug can you get the key yourself to a city landmark.

The tower was originally built in the 13th century and heightened in 1478-1480. The current appearance dates from 1557.

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Kolinplatz 10, Zug, Switzerland
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Founded: 13th century
Category: Castles and fortifications in Switzerland

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www.zug-tourismus.ch

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4.8/5 (based on Google user reviews)

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Y.H. (30 days ago)
The ancient clock tower of Zug that is called in Swiss-German "Zytturm", is a remarkable architectural pearl. It was built in the medieval era to protect the old town from fire. The tower is located at the heart of the old town of Zug and from the top you have a 360° view of the town and the lake. In order to climb to the top, you should ask for the key from the souvenir shop at the ground level (by depositing your passport or ID). On the way to the top, you can see the impressive mechanism of the clock and the old prison. Below the tower there is a nice gate to the old town, don't miss a visit there!!
Vinay Parne (5 months ago)
Great place
Harrer Mike (7 months ago)
Nice
Claudio Kuenzler (11 months ago)
This rating is in general for the old town of Zug. Very small but very beautiful and nicely maintained old town, split into the upper and lower (towards lake) old town sections. Interesting buildings, some with art decorations and at least two fountains. Very nice for a quick walk but as mentioned not very big. 5-10 min walk max. But beautiful.
Claudio Kuenzler (11 months ago)
This rating is in general for the old town of Zug. Very small but very beautiful and nicely maintained old town, split into the upper and lower (towards lake) old town sections. Interesting buildings, some with art decorations and at least two fountains. Very nice for a quick walk but as mentioned not very big. 5-10 min walk max. But beautiful.
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