Entertainment, News & Media in Zug Up to date in Switzerland

Whether you want live entertainment, local and international news updates, a good book or film, to explore local culture, or to meet new people, you'll soon be pointed in the right direction. English language media and special interest groups will provide the information you need.

News, media and entertainment in Zug

Media is available mainly in German in Zug although international newspapers and online resources are becoming more widely available in English.

A variety of events take place throughout the year in the region, including theatre, live music, festivals and exhibitions. Zug itself plays host to the Lake Festival in June.

Information on events and entertainment is available from local tourist information centres and local newspapers. Swiss News, a monthly English language journal, also provides information.

Zug press and online media

International English-language newspapers and magazines are available at many newsagents, often on the day after publication. Most major international publications are also available online.

The Neue Zuger Zeitung is Zug's main newspaper and is published in German although many articles can be found translated into English at the Zug Post website.

Hello Switzerland is free of charge, published quarterly and written by expats, for expats, containing features, articles and information to help expats settle in Switzerland.

Swiss news is a national newspaper looking at news and events from an expatriate's perspective. It is published monthly and available at most newsstands and also from the Orell Füssli bookshop in Zürich.

Swiss Style provides information on services, products and events for the Anglophone population.

Mothering Matters is a bi-monthly English journal for parents in Switzerland. Articles cover health, education, travel, bilingualism and child development. Available by subscription.

The New Stork Times is published 10 times annually, and provides useful information on parenthood. Available by subscription.

Zug radio and television


The Swiss national public broadcaster (SSG/SSR) broadcasts regional television channels in French, Italian, German and Romansh, available locally on terrestrial television and nationally on cable and DTH. Digital television providers broadcast several international English-medium TV channels. Digital television is available with an internet and telephone package or a satellite dish. The Federal Office of Communications (OFCOM) has a full list of licensed television and radio broadcasters operating in Switzerland.

English-language radio stations in Zug

BBC World Service is available on Satellite Hot Bird 8-13º East.

World Radio Switzerland can be received via DAB+ radio or streamed over the internet. Programming includes contemporary music, chat, BBC news, interviews, lots of great contests, and local goings on for the English speaking community.

Entertainment and culture in Zug

Concerts, movies & plays

Zug, Cham and Baar have a selection of arts venues to visit although most performances will be in German. One of the larger venues in Zug is the Casino Theatre, located on the lakeshore. Larger concerts occasionally take place at the Bossard Arena.

Some cinemas in Zug screen films in the original version. A letter after the film title indicates whether it is screened in the original language (E for English, D for German, etc.). Tickets are discounted on Mondays and Open air cinema showings run through the summer by the lakeside.

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Author: François Enzler

After more than 10 years’ experience in relocation in Switzerland, François is now heading the Packimpex Academy which provides over 30 different training courses specific to the needs of the relocation industry. His experience of the daily challenges faced by relocation consultants flows directly into the training courses designed and led by the Packimpex Academy.

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