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Tuesday, June 28, 2016


the cherry canton

Today, I thought I would share a little bit about some of the History of our home town Zug. It is all about cherries and assuming I translated the information correctly you will get a bit of a taste of why Zug is known as the Cherry Canton.

Did you know the "Zuger cherry culture" has demonstrably been around for 400 years old? The cherry customs like Chriesigloggä, Chriesisturm and Chriesimärt are probably the oldest in Switzerland. Since 1870 Zuger Kirsch has been exported all over the world and in 1915 achieved international recognition. In 2009 the Zuger Chriesiwurst, a new cherry specialty sausage was launched, in 2012 the first Chriesibier (cherry beer) was served and since 2013, the Zug Chriesijoghurt can be purchased commercially. Lst but not least in 2008 the ZUG Chriesi (Association for the Promotion of Zuger Cherries) has set itself the goal of planting 1,000 new cherry trees to make the cherry the official landmark of the whole region again.

Canton Zug - Cherries

 Cherries ready to be picked 
(photo by Leonette)

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