Zug The Small City With A Big Pull For Expats Moving To Switzerland

Despite having a population of just over 27,500 (roughly the same size as Hertford), the small German speaking city of Zug in Switzerland has some big secrets, making it a draw for expats moving to Switzerland.
Amongst the staggering 27,000 companies registered in the city (almost one for every resident) are some big names including Transocean (the world’s largest offshore drilling contractor), Xstrata (a mining company and the world’s fourth largest producer of copper) and Alliance Boots (the retail pharmacist group that includes the high street chain, Boots). It’s not just companies that have their head office in Zug that are bringing jobs to the area, other big-number employers include Siemens (2,223 jobs), Roche Group (1,520 jobs) and Johnson & Johnson (750 jobs).
Natalie Albrecht from English-language online portal Zug4you, explains some other reasons why expats are so drawn to the city: “In addition to excellent shopping centres, there is a delightful Old Town full of picturesque historic buildings. Thanks to an efficient public transport system and a funicular railway minutes from the centre, you can soon be out skiing and sledging in winter or walking in summer”.
“As for dining out, with as many as 200 restaurants serving a wide variety of dishes from around the world, you will be spoilt for choice. One local speciality is Zug cherry cake with its unmistakable hint of kirsch; few can resist a second slice”.
Also boasting a healthy handful of museums, theatres and a wide selection of cultural events, Zug is a strong candidate for anyone thinking of moving to Switzerland. It is ideally located for those that need to commute or wish to travel, being just a 20-minute train ride from Zurich city centre, around 50km to Zurich Airport and little over 100km to the cultural hub of Switzerland, Basel.
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Information correct at time of publication