Zug (4 of a few)

We awoke to another cloudy day, so the Rigi was again off limits.  We decided therefore to take a drive only a few miles north to the canton and town of Zug.  It’s well known (in Switzerland anyway) for being the home of the rich and famous, as the tax rate is somewhat lower than the rest of the country.  I expected to see lots of expensive cars, but I was somewhat disappointed to see just the usual Audis and Mercs. (The most impressive cars we saw on our whole holiday were just down the road from where we live.  One was a Maclaren, with a Jura number plate, and the other was a red Rolls Royce from the Valais).

Zug itself has a very modern part as well as a very quaint and attractive old town.  I’m not a religious man by any means, but I was particularly impressed with the interior of St Oswald’s church.  It’s a ‘must visit’ if you are ever in the area.

I’m also not generally in favour of caging animals or birds, but there were two enclosures near the lakeside, one of which housed two kookaburras!  It wasn’t exactly what I was expecting to see.


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