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Rotkreuz, Nice PLace to live?

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I am considering renting a house in a new development in Rotkreuz, Zug for my family. I am not in Switzerland yet and do not know the area although I have driven through Rotkreuz on a previous trip.

Has anyone any views on Rotkreuz as a suitable location for a family with primary school age children? They will actually be going to school in Luzern but is it an area where they could expect to meet other kids? Is it a nice place to spend time on the weekend or would you run away to Zurich for family entertainment?

Also does anyone by chance know anything about the actual development? it's on the outskirts of town, the address is somethign like Altruii.
thanks in advance for any comments
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Hi
I am considering renting a house in a new development in Rotkreuz, Zug for my family. I am not in Switzerland yet and do not know the area although I have driven through Rotkreuz on a previous trip.

Has anyone any views on Rotkreuz as a suitable location for a family with primary school age children? They will actually be going to school in Luzern but is it an area where they could expect to meet other kids? Is it a nice place to spend time on the weekend or would you run away to Zurich for family entertainment?

Also does anyone by chance know anything about the actual development? it's on the outskirts of town, the address is somethign like Altruii.
thanks in advance for any comments
I dont know too much about Rotkreuz to be honest but it's close to Luzern, Zug and on the train line to Zurich.

Below is a translated version of the development's website

http://translate.google.ie/translate...n&hl=&ie=UTF-8
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Personally, I think you would be happier in Cham with a family. Cham
has a lot of expats, and there is still a good train connection.
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Re: Rotkreuz, Nice PLace to live?

If the kids are going to private school, then Rotkreuz isnt so bad. If they are going to the local public schools, I'd agree with HolidayG with living in Cham.

The area where the house is located is not too far from the train station/ shops.

The street is called Allrütiweg and it can be found on google maps
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Hi, I have just picked up your thread, and just wanted to let you know that we are from the UK and live in Rotkreuz. We have been here for 2.5 years now and have lovely neighbours and feel that Rotkreuz is a lovely place to bring up children. We have three children aged 9, 7 and 2. The older ones have just this year started at the local school. They were originally in a Private school but we only did that for our first year until we decided to stay in Switzerland for good. I must admit that Rotkreuz is fairly quiet, but it is only 15 mins away from the main shopping areas of Luzern and Zug so we feel we have a perfect balance here. The train and bus station has very good connections to all areas. There is a lot of building work going on at the moment as Rotkreuz is growing quite quickly and there is a new shopping development being built here at the moment too.
Overall, we feel we have found the perfect place to live in Switzerland and would not move away from here by choice.
I hope this helps with your decision in some way, although I feel I may be a little late in replying :=)
Please feel free to contact me if you have any further questions I could help with.
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Re: Rotkreuz, Nice PLace to live?

Hi Helen, thanks for posting. We actually moved to Rotkreuz the week before Christmas and are just about settled in now. I really like the area, particularly Rigi and lucerne and the kids love the snow and the pool in Baar. I want to try to get them involved in some local activities if possible, do your children do sport or music in the town? Thanks for any tips !
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Hello Rotkreuz Neighbours:

My husband and I are also fairly new to Rotkreuz - having moved to Switzerland this past summer. He is from the the UK and I am American. I'm a bit homesick, but we like our apartment and Rotkreuz is a peaceful place to live as well as very convenient for us both to get to work. I do wish there were more restaurants in town, though. I work in Zürich, so getting used to the food shopping times has been a challenge. Is it wrong of me to dream that the MIGROS construction site near the Bahnhof will also house a nice, cozy pub with good food?

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Welcome to the area! I am in Baar just down the road.
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Welcome to Kanton Zug!
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Re: Rotkreuz, Nice PLace to live?

I was schocked to find the Rotkreuz co-op closed last Friday at 4, not to reopen until MONDAY! I had foolishly assumed New Years might be a good shopping opportunity as everyone is off work. No chance. I also hope the Migros construction site is finished soon, and that they have extra long opening hours. I don't even dare hope for a cozy pub.

There seem to be a few EF errs in Rotkreuz, are there any with girls around 10-12 by any chance? My daughter is feeling a bit of an outsider in school and a local pal would be a huge help. Thanks
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I was schocked to find the Rotkreuz co-op closed last Friday at 4, not to reopen until MONDAY! I had foolishly assumed New Years might be a good shopping opportunity as everyone is off work. No chance. I also hope the Migros construction site is finished soon, and that they have extra long opening hours. I don't even dare hope for a cozy pub.

There seem to be a few EF errs in Rotkreuz, are there any with girls around 10-12 by any chance? My daughter is feeling a bit of an outsider in school and a local pal would be a huge help. Thanks
Actually, the day before a holiday most stores here operate on Saturday hours or less. And since both Saturday and Sunday were holidays, the store remained closed. That's how it works here in all but train stations in larger cities. The limited Saturday hours are something we've had to adjust to.
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Re: Rotkreuz, Nice PLace to live?

Hi, we are in Rotkreuz with another lonely 11 yr old girl. Where do your kids go to school?
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Re: Rotkreuz, Nice PLace to live?

Hi, I have 3 daughters aged 11, 9 and 6 and they go to Four forest bilingual school in Lucernne. Where does your daughter go? Maybe we could arrange to meet some time?
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Re: Rotkreuz, Nice PLace to live?

Hi, I have just noticed there are quite a few English speaking people in Rotkreuz and wondered whether we could possibly arrange to get to know each other with a coffee morning. Would anyone be interested?
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Re: Rotkreuz, Nice PLace to live?

Hello, I found this interesting. We are thinking of moving to Rotkreuz in December 2011. Does anyone know about very good state schools around the area my son is 5 and a half? My husband is going to see Four-Forests tomorrow. We want to weigh our options. Thanks.
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Hi, I have just noticed there are quite a few English speaking people in Rotkreuz and wondered whether we could possibly arrange to get to know each other with a coffee morning. Would anyone be interested?
Or the bar in the hotel in evening is also quite good. I sometimes pop by there with Phrogpheet's husband.
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Re: Rotkreuz, Nice PLace to live?

Hi all

I'm visiting Rotkreuz tomorrow with my family (wife, 7 and 4 year old) and would welcome any tips re things to see/place to eat lunch/nice walk etc.

My wife's work is moving there soon and we need to decide whether to move or not (currently in Basel). Tomorrow's trip is a bit of a reconnaissancetrip and I want to give the area a fair chance of impressing my difficult to impress wife .

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My wife's work is moving there soon and we need to decide whether to move or not (currently in Basel). Tomorrow's trip is a bit of a reconnaissancetrip and I want to give the area a fair chance of impressing my difficult to impress wife .
Nothing to be impressed about in Rotkreuz itself... However if you want to get her interested in the area... Just get down to Arth and take the cog-wheel train up to the Rigi before coming down the other side by Cable car to Weggis, trip by boat to Luzern will more than convince her to move to the area... And the weather is supposed to be perfect.

If you get hold of an SBB Tageskarte then the trip up the Rigi and boat trip to Luzern is included.

PS: love the fact you copied and pasted reconnaissance from somewhere as it has a different font size
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Re: Rotkreuz, Nice PLace to live?

Cham or Hünenberg might be a bit nicer to live....


The restaurant Zollhuus is really good.
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Re: Rotkreuz, Nice PLace to live?

Hi
Having lived in Rotkreuz for 20 months now I feel fully qualified to comment. It's okay, practical, has everything you need but is not pretty or "fancy" in any way. It's basically a working town with great rail connections. I can't speak for the local school.
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