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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Y.H. (2 years 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 supervise the old town against 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. To climb to the top, you have to get the key from the souvenir shop at the ground level by deposit your passport or ID. On the way to the top, you can see the mechanical clock and the old prison. Below the tower there is a gate to the old town, don't miss a visit there!!
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