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
Unterrer Rheinweg 26 CH - 9004 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..
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..
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
Unterer Graben 9 CH - 9000 St. Gallen
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..
Augustinergasse 1 CH - 9000 St. Gallen
Located 1.3 km from Olma Messen St. Gallen in St. Gallen, Kränzlin Hotel welcomes guests with a restaurant and a popular bar. Each room is equipped with a TV. Kränzlin Hotel features free WiFi throughout the property. Abbey Library is 400 metres fr..
Webergasse 22 CH - 9000 St. Gallen
Hotel Dom is located in the Old Town of St. Gallen, just a short walk from the Abbey of Saint Gal, which has a UNESCO World Heritage Site medieval library, and the main train station. It offers free in-room WiFi. Swiss and international dishes, as w..
Restaurants Saint Gallen
Bahnhofplatz 3 CH - 9001 Sankt Gallen
St. Jakobstr. 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.
Berneggstr. 2 CH - 9000 Sankt Gallen
This restaurant with a view of the town offers an appealing, fresh interior and cuisine to match. The food, based on excellent ingredients and beautifully presented, is ambitious, sophisticated and fully flavoured.
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.
WEBERGASSE 22 CH - 9001 Sankt Gallen