Things to see and do - Saint Gallen
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 library has a priceless collection of 2,000 local manuscripts from the 8-12C and 1,650 incunabula. Considered to be the finest Rococo style room in the country, this is the work of artists who built the cathedral. Rich woodwork, parquet flooring ..
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 CH - 9001 St. Gallen
Prix Prices from : 130 CHF
The Best Western Hotel Walhalla can be found next to St. Gallen Train Station. It offers rooms with a Nespresso coffee machine, free WiFi access, and a free internet station. The restaurant serves Tuscan cuisine, and Swiss dishes are available in th..
Moosbruggstr. 1 CH - 9000 St. Gallen
Prix Prices from : 105 CHF
The Hotel am Spisertor is located next to the pedestrianised shopping area right in the centre of St. Gallen. It has a garden terrace and is connected to the Kursana retirement home. Underground parking is free of charge for hotel guests. Each room ..
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 ..
Restaurants Saint Gallen
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..
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.
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.
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!
Webergasse 22 CH - 9001 Sankt Gallen