The portal for a lively Walchwil
Das Portal für ein lebendiges Walchwil


Traffic restrictions due to surfacing Vorderbergstrasse from 15 to 20 July 2024

To complete the renovation of Vorderbergstrasse, the pavement will be laid in the area from Dorfbach to Forchwaldstrasse. The surfacing work will be carried out from Monday, 15 July 2024, 7.00 a.m. to Saturday, 20 July 2024, 7.00 a.m.

The following restrictions will apply due to the surfacing work

Bus route 605 (Zug-Walchwil-Zug): During the resurfacing work, bus route 605 will not be able to serve Vorderbergstrasse or Oberdorfstrasse. Route 605 will turn around at Walchwil railway station and return to Zug via Zugerstrasse, stopping at the Hörndli replacement stop.

Bus route 626 (local bus): From Monday to Tuesday, the local bus runs from Walchwil railway station via Hinterbergstrasse via Oberdorf to the Hörndli S-Bahn stop and back to Walchwil railway station. From Wednesday to Friday, route 626 is cancelled due to the closure.

Cars, lorries: The Dorfbach to Forchwaldstrasse section is closed to heavy goods vehicles (lorries, buses) throughout the week and will be diverted.
Restrictions for cars see overleaf.

Rubbish/green waste: Rubbish and green waste can be collected as usual.

Alternative parking spaces: A limited number of free parking spaces are available on Schulhausstrasse, at the Wihel gravel parking area, at Sternenmatt, in the municipal administration car park and in Oberdorf (PP 1-4).

Vorderbergstrasse is accessible on foot at all times.
Elderly or disabled people can request shopping assistance during the closure (municipal administration, tel. 041 759 80 10).

Thank you for your understanding


Overview of planned construction schedule and closures

Monday (from 7.00 a.m.) to Friday:
Entire section closed to heavy goods vehicles
Monday (from 7.00 a.m.) to Friday:
Grueb area (blue) closed
Access to Gruebstrasse and Haltenstrasse possible on Monday/Tuesday by arrangement on site if necessary
Monday to Wednesday:
Orange area passable with restrictions
Wednesday (from 6.00 a.m.):
Forchwaldstrasse entrance/exit (green) closed
Thursday (from 6.00 a.m.) to Saturday (7.00 a.m.):
Full closure

The work is dependent on the weather, so there may be postponements. Current information can be found on the municipal website ( If you have any questions, please contact the municipal administration (Tel. 041 759 80 10).


Walchwil forecasts a revenue surplus in the 2024 budget

The municipal council anticipates an income surplus of CHF 1ʹ229ʹ900 for 2024 and an unchanged tax rate of 53%.

The income statement for 2024 envisages expenses of CHF 25.44 million and income of CHF 26.67 million. This results in an income surplus of CHF 1.23 million. This budgeted surplus is based on an unchanged tax rate of 53%.

Compared to the 2023 budget, expenditure for the current budget is CHF 1.76 million higher. This is mainly due to higher salary costs resulting from the new cantonal personnel law for teachers. Other factors are cost-of-living increases, additional costs for contributions to the pension fund and slightly higher workloads in administration. Extraordinary and one-off expenses for centre planning, local planning, the "Integrated Communication" project and the school's IT migration will also result in additional expenditure.

In terms of revenue, the 2024 budget also foresees an increase of CHF 2.97 million compared to the previous year. This is because both the expected tax revenue and the expected revenue from property gains tax will increase.

Walchwil has costs under control

"We are pleased that the municipality of Walchwil continues to be well positioned and has its costs under control," says a pleased Stefan Hermann, president of the municipality. This year, the municipal council has intensively dealt with the future of the village. Wishes and suggestions from the population have also been taken on board. "Thanks to our prudent financial policy, we have our own funds to gradually realise these development steps," says Hermann.

In 2024, investments of CHF 2.18 million are planned. Of this, CHF 0.99 million will be spent on road renovations. A first stage for photovoltaic systems on communal properties is now included. The investment account includes CHF 150,000 for the school's IT migration. CHF 220,000 are budgeted for the centre planning. CHF 200,000 is budgeted for the redesign of the square in the Oberdorf area. CHF 165,000 is budgeted for a new municipal vehicle.

Walchwil Municipal Council


Population survey: What does your Walchwil look like in 2040?

The municipal council is working on the municipal strategy 2040 until the end of 2023. To this end, it has also conducted a workshop together with residents under the name "1st Walchwil Café".

In order to validate the results of the project to date, the municipal council would like to invite you to participate in a population survey. Please share your opinions, assessments and needs regarding the development of the community and help us to shape Walchwil. The survey includes topics such as values, positioning, image, qualities, global challenges, growth, priority topics and sustainability.

You have the opportunity to participate in the survey in writing or digitally. The survey will run until Sunday, May 28, 2023. You can obtain the written questionnaire at the municipal administration counter. You can also find the online version of the survey under the link

Your input is very valuable for the municipal council and will flow into the Municipal Strategy 2040. Take an active part in shaping the future of Walchwil and support us in equipping Walchwil for the future. The municipal council would like to thank you for your input and commitment.


Contributions to the promotion of renewable energy sources

From 1 June 2023, Walchwil will begin to financially support renewable energy sources. The funds earmarked for this in the budget are to be used to promote photovoltaic systems.

The contributions are intended for existing buildings where a new photovoltaic system is to be installed or an existing one is to be replaced by one with better performance. The ordinance on the new energy law of the Canton of Zug will be in force from 1 January 2023. New buildings are therefore excluded from the support programme because renewable energies are a prerequisite for them and are therefore legally required.

The municipality of Walchwil has earned the label "energy town" through its many years of commitment in the field of energy. The associated energy mission statement shows that the municipality wants to promote renewable energy. The corresponding guidelines will come into force on 1 June 2023.

In the 2023 budget, CHF 50,000.– are earmarked for the financing of photovoltaic systems. Applications for subsidies can be submitted from 1 June 2023. Applications received before this deadline cannot be considered. It is mandatory to submit an application before the construction is realised. It is pointed out that the building law aspects must be taken into account and coordinated in advance with the Building/Planning Department.

The commune council wants to make a concrete contribution to a future-oriented energy policy with contributions to the promotion of renewable energy sources.

Walchwil Municipal Council

For queries
Energy/Energy Advisory Service, Stefan Jäggi,, Phone 041 759 80 04.


Debt collection office Zug – Walchwil

On 1 January 2023, the debt collection offices of Zug and Walchwil will be merged into one debt collection district, which will be known as the "Zug debt collection district". The decisive factors for this were, among other things, the increasing complexity of the cases and the increasing difficulty of being able to staff such a demanding office part-time with a qualified specialist. The debt collection office is part of the cantonal administration of justice, which is carried out by the communes.

According to the Introductory Law to the Federal Law on Debt Collection and Bankruptcy of the Canton of Zug, several municipalities can form a joint debt collection district with the approval of the High Court. Following Susanne Schnyder's application for early retirement at the end of December 2022, the municipal council advertised the position for open applications. Several applications were received in response to the advertisement, but these did not lead to the desired result. In October 2022, the Zug City Council and the Walchwil Municipal Council signed an agreement on the modalities for a merger of the debt collection offices and submitted it to the High Court of the Canton of Zug for approval. Within the debt collection district, a joint debt collection office will be run in Zug from 1 January 2023. The merger is not new territory for the city of Zug. Since 2017, the Zug debt collection office and the Steinhausen debt collection office have formed a single office.

Walchwil municipal council


Reservation of day tickets Rigi cableways

In connection with the subscription to the shares of the cable car Kräbel - Rigi Scheidegg AG, the municipality of Walchwil is entitled to five non-personal annual season tickets for the population of Walchwil. One annual season ticket (= 365 day tickets) will be issued to groups (10 persons or more) and four annual season tickets (= 4 x 365 day tickets) will be issued to individuals from 23 December 2017.

The day tickets can be used for any number of free journeys on all railway networks of Luftseilbahn Kräbel - Rigi Scheidegg AG and Risi Bahnen AG.

Entitlement to purchase
Only residents of Walchwil are entitled to purchase day tickets.

Reservations are accepted at the earliest three months before the date of travel. They can be made by telephone (+41 (0)41 759 80 10) or at the ticket office. The first name, surname and date of birth of all passengers must be given when making a reservation. Reserved tickets must be collected from the ticket office within one week.

Day tickets can be obtained at the earliest 90 days before the date of travel at the counter of the Residents' Registration Office Walchwil, Dorfstrasse 23. The tickets will not be sent by post.

Day tickets cannot be exchanged or the processing fee refunded. Day tickets that are not collected will be invoiced.

A handling fee of CHF 10.00 is charged per day ticket. The amount is to be paid when the ticket is obtained.


The municipalities of Walchwil and Baar cooperate

The municipality of Walchwil is outsourcing part of its notarial services to the municipality of Baar. The cooperation will begin on 1 January 2022.

Notary's offices perform important functions in the municipalities of the inhabitants: They are responsible for all public certifications in civil matters (real estate law, matrimonial property and inheritance law, company law, etc.). Smaller municipalities in particular are not always able to guarantee notarial services if the person in charge is unavailable. The presidents of the municipalities in the canton of Zug have therefore suggested network solutions: municipalities should cooperate in the area of notarial services, use synergies and optimise the public service.

The municipalities of Walchwil and Baar have therefore drawn up and finalised the modalities of such cooperation in an agreement. Within the framework of this agreement, the notary's office of the municipality of Baar will carry out some of the work for the notary's office of the municipality of Walchwil from 1 January 2022. The four notaries of the Baar residents' municipality will thus relieve the Walchwil notary and municipal clerk René Arnold. The latter handles the triage of business cases and instructs the notary's office of the municipality of Baar. Cases assigned to the Baar notary's office are executed from the Baar location. The clients of the Walchwil notary's office are informed accordingly. Notarisations will continue to be carried out by the municipal office in Walchwil. The cooperation with Walchwil is not new territory for Baar. Baar has already been handling the notary's office of the Neuheim residents' municipality since 1 August 2020.

The notary's office of the Baar residents' municipality is located in the municipal administration at Rathausstrasse 6 in Baar. The official opening hours apply. In order to guarantee the services, it is requested that an appointment be made. If possible, the notaries are also available for clients outside the official opening hours.

The agreement approved by the Cantonal Department of Home Affairs is initially valid for a period of two years. After this period, the agreement will be evaluated and a decision made on how to proceed.

Municipal Council Walchwil, Municipal Council Baar

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