Things to see and do - Saint Gallen
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A Benedictine abbey founded in 720 was at the origin of St Gall's expansion. In the 10C it was a source of immense intellectual influence. The Reform struck it a fatal blow and it was only in the mid-18C that it began to develop again. In 1805 the abbey was deconsecrated. The town is known not only for this jewel of Baroque architecture, but also for being the cradle of the Swiss textile industry. It has become the national centre for the cotton and embroidery industry.
Tourist attractions Saint Gallen : Things to see and do
Unterer Rheinweg 26 CH - 9000 Sankt Gallen
The Stiftbibliothek has an extensive and priceless collection of some 160 000 volumes, among which the 2 000 local manuscripts (8C-12C) and 1 650 incunabula are the rarest pieces. The hall is considered to be the finest Rococo style room in the count..
Klosterhof CH - 9000 Sankt Gallen
Built from 1755 to 1768 in the place of a 14C Gothic building, the cathedral is striking for its simple exterior that contrasts with the rich décor of the interior. This masterpiece of the Voralberg school is centred on the cupola that stands above a..
r. Museumstr. 50 CH - 9000 Sankt Gallen
The large collections in this museum show a reconstruction of the abbey in the 9C, another of the town in 1642, glasswork, tapestries, costumes, coins and porcelain. The museum also contains ethnological collections from Africa, Asia and South Americ..
Hotels Saint Gallen
Kreuzbleicheweg 2 CH - 9000 St. Gallen
Prix Prices from : 138 CHF
This renovated military canteen is a 10-minute walk from Sankt Gallen Train Station and a 20-minute walk from the Old Town. Free WiFi is available, and an iPad is provided in each room. Built around 1900, Militärkantine St. Gallen is a protected his..
Unterer Graben 9 CH - 9000 St. Gallen
Prix Prices from : 125 CHF
Located in the centre of Sankt Gallen, 500 metres from both the abbey and the train station, Hotel am Ring offers a restaurant and a gift shop. The spacious rooms provide free WiFi access. Each room at Hotel am Ring is individually furnished and fea..
Gallusstrasse 36 CH - 9000 St. Gallen
Set in historic buildings, with the hotel dating back to 1904 and the annex to the 17th century, Hotel Vadian Garni is located in the old centre of Sankt Gallen, just steps away from the Abbey Library, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Free wire..
Restaurants Saint Gallen
Gallusstr. 4 CH - 9000 Sankt Gallen
A typical Sankt Gallen Old Town restaurant: guests dine on the first floors, in cosy, rustic surroundings. Regional and international fare.
Sankt Jakob Str. 35 CH - 9004 Sankt Gallen
The front part of this restaurant is rustic in style (the food is often accompanied by a glass of beer from the in-house brewery), while the rear has a more elegant feel. The food includes Swiss classics such as Züricher Geschnetzeltes (sliced veal s..
Webergasse 22 CH - 9001 Sankt Gallen
Sonnenstr. 5 CH - 9000 Sankt Gallen
Housed in the building next door to Candela, this is a great address for meat lovers. The show kitchen in this sumptuous steakhouse serves up great Angus beef, rib-eye steaks, etc from the grill. Vegetarian options also available!
Bahnhofplatz 3 CH - 9001 Sankt Gallen
Sonnenstr. 5 CH - 9000 Sankt Gallen
Candela offers a range of both international dishes - try the wasabi and peanut-coated tuna - and Swiss classics including calves liver with fresh herbs, onions and rösti. The wood-panelled Chlausstübli is particularly warm and welcoming.