Things to see and do - Saint Gallen
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Unterrer Rheinweg 26
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..
Museums and art
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..
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..
Museums and art
Space restrictions necessitate that the collection is exhibited on rotation. German, Austrian and Swiss masters (15C-18C); in addition to these formal works, 19C-20C canvases depicting peasant life in Toggenbourg and Appenzall are charming for their ..
5 Old Town
Architecture, castles and historic districts
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..
Nature and gardens
This place of scientific observation will interest any tourists that enjoy a large and strange collection of plants. Spread over 15 ha, it's a good place for a stroll along the long alleys of exotic and Alpine plants or a visit to its two tropical gr..