Saint Gallen :
Unmissable tourist sites
Saint Gallen Travel guide
Saint Gallen : Michelin's recommendations
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..
Marktgasse CH - 9000 Sankt Gallen
Situated near the cathedral, the old town was once surrounded by ramparts. Here you will find many 16 and 18C houses with painted façades, some decorated with wrought iron signs and oriel windows. Gallusstrasse, Schmiedgasse, Spisergasse and Marktgas..
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..
Hotels Saint Gallen
Bahnhofplatz 3 CH - 9001 St. Gallen
The stylish Hotel Metropol is located in the centre of the city, opposite the St. Gallen Main Train Station. It offers elegant rooms, gourmet cuisine and a free internet corner. The rooms come equipped with a cable TV and a tea and coffee maker. All..
Berneggstrasse 2 CH - 9000 St. Gallen
The Einstein Hotel lies in the centre of St. Gallen, in a peaceful location at the edge of the pedestrian zone. It offers a fine dining restaurant and a bar, as well as free Wi-Fi access in the entire building. The rooms feature luxurious materials ..
Engelgasse 9 CH - 9000 St. Gallen
Prix Prices from : 65 CHF
Located in Old Town of St. Gallen, Hotel Weisses Kreuz is just a 5-minute walk from the Main Train Station and 10 minutes from the Abbey. Free Wi-Fi is available. The bright and modern rooms at the Weisses Kreuz Hotel all have a TV. St. Gallen Univ..
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..
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.
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