The city of St.Gallen

 

The city of St.Gallen is located in the Eastern part of Switzerland, close to the Austrian and German border (German-speaking part of Switzerland). The city as well as its surroundings offer a multitude of leisure options including history and culture (UNESCO World Heritage) as well as sports and nature (Lake Constance, Alps)

It is a UNESCO World Heritage site and University City with a history of textile industry.

The metropolis of St.Gallen in eastern Switzerland has a rich history. Its name and foundation date back to the establishment of the monastery by the itinerant monk Gallus in the year 612. You will encounter the past at every step of a stroll through the enchanting Old Town with its world-famous oriel windows, quaint narrow streets and lively squares lined with welcoming street cafés. The rich past provides impetus for a thriving present and St.Gallen is a modern and cosmopolitan city today with approximately 72’000 inhabitants. The imposing Baroque cathedral, the heart of the Abbey District, presides over the city and has been designated a UNESCO World Heritage site.

The contrasts of the St.Gallen region combine to create very impressive holiday possibilities. While the city of St.Gallen is a true insider’s tip for fans of city tourism, the shores of Lake Constance extending from Rorschach to Altenrhein offer numerous opportunities for swimming, water sports and exciting museum visits. The agricultural region around St.Gallen and the Rhine Valley are a lovely hiking and cycling area.

For more information please refer to the St.Gallen tourism office:

 http://www.st.gallen-bodensee.ch

 Also the website of the city of St.Gallen is worth visiting:

 http://www.stgallen.ch/

 

 

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