The best places to shop in Zug
Shops in Zug are located within easy distance of each other, mainly around the train station and in the old town. Two shopping centres are Metalli (DE) and Herti (DE). The old town is the place to look for small but interesting boutiques.
Out of town shopping is available at the nearby Zugerland in Steinhausen and the Adidas Outlet (DE) near Cham. In Cham you will also find Golfers Paradise (DE/FR) for golf equipment and clothing and Stöckli Ski (DE) for anything to do with outdoor sports including bikes, ebikes, skis and clothing.
Those looking for more retail choice can also head to Zurich, only a short train ride away. For Zurich retails suggestions read the article Shopping in Zurich.
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Shopping for essentials
Manor (DE/FE/IT) is the main department store in Zug. You will also find many of the usual high street stores in the city. There is also a new Coop City (DE/FR/IT). The main supermarkets are Coop and Migros. Deindeal (DE/FR) is a Swiss group buying site that also offers local bargains.
Markets in Zug
A fresh produce market can be found every Saturday morning at Landsgemeindeplatz (DE).
Shop opening hours in Zug
Shops in Zug are generally open Monday to Saturday from 09.00 - 18.30 and are open later on Thursdays. As in the rest of Switzerland, shops are closed on Sundays, except at the main train station. Shops in the suburbs may close for lunch from 12.00–13.30.
For flexible hours and to avoid crowds, try shopping online for groceries at LeShop or Coop@Home. Zalando (DE/FR), Laredoute (DE/FR) and Koala are a few good options for clothes and shoes. For gift ideas, try visiting Geschenk Idee (DE) and sort through their wide collection based on the person you are shopping for.
Useful information on shopping in Switzerland
- Most shops are closed on Sundays in Switzerland. The only shops open on a Sunday are at train stations, airports, and at petrol stations in and around urban areas.
- In most occasions, grocery carry bags must be purchased at the store or brought from home.
- Customers pack their own bags at the grocery store.
- Shopping trolleys require a CHF 1-2 coin deposit.
- Fruit and vegetables are available pre-packaged and priced or loose to be weighed. For non-priced items, place them on the scale, enter the item's corresponding code and print the price tag
- Sales are held twice annually in January and July.
- Many shops offer loyalty programmes and regular discounts. For tips on living cost effectively in Zug, read the article Discounts and saving money in Zug.
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