Which company makes Zug most proud these days?

OK we are small.  Zug is small.  Almost the smallest.  It is not every day that Zug is in the news nationally or internationally.  But when we are, then we go big.  We make it to the top and for the right reasons and we are proud.  This time we made it to the second place nationally of a very cool and meaningful ranking.  It was in Bilanz.  You know the financial and business magazine that publishes every year, among other things, who the richest people are in Switzerland.  I always buy that issue.  Just in case they try...

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Zug Water quality

Monday evening.  In Freiruum.  Around 8pm.  5 of us sitting at a wooden table.  We already had food.  From 5 different food stands.  I wonder what the 5 of us have in common, if we all got different food.  Oh well, not the point of the story.  We are drinking.  5 different drinks.  Same thought again (what do we have in common).  Oh well again.  We are drinking slowly.  No motivation, or rather Monday evening drinking motivation.  Sara decides to speed it up. “Never have I ever…”, she said and we all got the point.  That game.  If you...

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Zug rent versus Swiss rents

Is Zug the most expensive rent in Switzerland?  Unfortunately the answer is YES!  Or fortunately for the ones that own property in our canton.  In the data released by BFS (Bundesamt für Statistik) or also know the National Office of Statistics, Zug came on top of the list with 1,818CHF per month.  This is average net monthly rent without charges and heating costs.  The average of the entire country is 1362CHF/month, which means that Zug is 33% more expensive than the National average.   Zug was found more expensive than Zurich and Geneva to my surprise.  I was also...

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The Swiss Weather

COMIC OF THE WEEK: The Swiss Weather Monday to Friday: Sunny and hot.  Weekend: Rain. ☹ Somebody is playing a joke on us.  It is warm and sunny while we are at work.  It is raining during our free time, especially the weekends.  NO?  Look at Hercules for example.  Working so hard during the week, he looks outside and it is beautiful weather.  He is thinking of all the fun things he will do outdoors during the weekend, at his time off.  And when Sunday comes, it is raining.  Why Swiss Weather?  Why?. ABOUT Every week I will publish...

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Zug SPORTS FESTIVAL 2021

I met Danu within weeks after I arrived in Zug.  I had just released the Zug rocks song.  He asked to see me.  I met him at his previous office at the old train station house behind Chamerstrasse.  Danu welcomed me with generous compliments.  He said that the song was the best piece of marketing that the Canton had ever produced.  He was almost upset why he had not thought of something like that.   I returned the compliment by confessing that I came to Zug because of his events.  It is true.  When I googled Zug, the images of...

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Public sentiment Survey

I created this survey based on what I ask my family and my friends, since the pandemic started. This is not a scientific survey commissioned by any official organization. It is not designed to be analyzed in depth to form an action plan. It is an attempt to find out how you feel, what is on your mind, what is the sentiment of the crowd. Out of interest and compassion. These are the questions we all have and that’s why I designed the survey so you can see the answers directly after you answer yourself. The survey is 100%...

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Stay at home: why and how to have fun

So we have to stay at home. Or at least I will. With all the negative aspects that might have. I will lose money. I will distant myself from my loved ones physically. I will miss the nature, the clubbing, the restaurants, the social fun. And that is OK. Even if there is not a Saturday I have not gone out, even if there is not a day that I did not spend it with my friends, even if I need to earn my living financially. Like everybody. And that is OK. If other generations or parts of the...

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Protect yourself EMOTIONALLY

I have been debating with myself for a few days now if I should write about the corona virus in Zug. Or if I should write anything at all. I am not in the business of banking on hot topics just to get clicks, regardless of what the topic is. Not fun for me. I am in the business of making people happy and sharing positive vibes. That’s why I created Zug.rocks and that’s what gets me out of bed every day. And I will continue doing just that. corona zug On Instagram, on Facebook or here, I never...

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The BEST Restaurants in Zug

The new Greek restaurant, called Taste of Mykonos, http://tasteofmykonos.com that opened just a couple of weeks ago in Freiruum aims in joining the exclusive list of the best restaurants in Zug. Best as in recognized by the experts to be the best. Awarded based on strict criteria. This is a very noble aspiration, however I did some research on what it takes to achieve such a recognition. Zug Tourismus lists already the establishments in the canton that enjoy such honors. But what does each honor mean? And which are the restaurants that hold such titles today through their offer?...

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International population

Has this ever happened to you? To think or even dare to say out loud: “am I the only foreigner here”? Yes? No? How about this one? To think or again to dare to say out loud: “is it all foreigners around here”? Yes? No? Chances are that you have come close to experience both nowadays, wherever you are and specially in our international Switzerland. I hope any of the two remained a thought and that you did not share that thought with the world. It can be polarizing and get you in trouble either way. Reality is that...

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Zug Christmas rocks

I am sure you are all very busy these days. Finishing up with work before the holidays, doing Christmas shopping, preparing for any out-of-town trips. Therefore I will keep this post short and to the point.  I have created a few fun things to get you into the Christmas spirit, starring Zug in all of them. What exactly? Let’s see…ZUG CHRISTMAS FILTERSThis is my very favorite one! If you are on Instagram, you can turn yourself into a cute Santa Claus with my Zug Christmas filter. The filter is visible to all people who follow the Zug.rocks account on...

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The Tribes of Zug

I have been here now over a year. I have been very fortunate to meet a lot of Zug people. If we have not met, it is a matter of time. I am looking forward to that because Zug has really fun people. All special in their own way. Every interaction is a blast and an opportunity to unveil the many facets of this canton. On the way I figured out patterns, in the sense of groups that most of us belong to. Like with any segmentation or grouping, nothing is absolute. But we might see ourselves, a part...

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