Teufenerstrasse 95, St. Gallen, St. Gallen, 9000, Switzerland
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Travel Tips for Sankt Gallen
Take a short walk to...
Take a short walk to Dreiweihern. This place is located above the city and you'll have great views of St.Gallen, with good weather you'll even see the lake of Constance and in the night, the lights are very beautiful and very romantic...
The Church of St. Laurenzen
The Church of St. Laurenzen is a noteworthy reformed city church. The building is old and dating back to the 15th century - however the church as you see it now owes its look to a remodeling/renovation of 1850/54 in neo-gothic style. The importance of the Church of St. Laurenzen has to do with the Reformation: at that time it was the major religious reformed centre of the city.
It is possible to visit the church (at specific times), and in particular the church tower, for amazing city views. The church and the tower rooms remain closed on Sundays, except for mass.
Opening times of the church:
Monday 9:30am - 11:30am and 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Tuesday to Saturday 9:30am - 4:00pm
Thursday 9:30am - 7:00pm
Opening times of the tower:
Monday to Saturday 9:30am - 11:30am and 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Stiftskirche: the altars
Wonderful are the baroque altars with plasters and fantastic paintings of Saints. The main altar is a work of J.S.Moosbrugger (1810) and the painting showing the Assumption Of the Lady made by Francesco Romanelli in 1645. The confessionals and magnificent carved wooden choir was made by J.To.Feichtmayer among 1763 and 1768.
More photos in this travelogue.
Monastery - Library - Embroidery - Old City
"Monastery - Library"
In the central-south of the city is the well-known monastery of St. Gallen. There you can find the famous library.
The author Thomas Hürlimann refers to the library in his roman "Fräulein Stark" - I did not find it in english.
St. Gallen was the centre of embroidery later especially for lace. They still produce machines for the production of laces. There is a museum in St. Gallen about the history of embroidery. More about that take a look in my tips.
St. Gallen is an old fashioned town with a lot of very small alleys in the centre - except for the market place "Marktplatz".
hanspeter_W.'s new St.Gallen Page
As I was born near to St.Gallen, lived 18 years of my childhood in this area and went two years to college in this town you are anytime welcome to ask me anything about this town and its surroundings in North East Switzerland.
Only be being away I can see that this area has nice places to see: In the town itself the most famous place in the "Stiftsbibliothek" (kind of monastery, very old with a world-famous library), then you can visit any of the hills including the small animal-park Peter and Paul and the three lake park "Dreilinden"
In the nearer surroundings I suggest you to make a trip to Bodensee (Lake of Konstanz) to places like Arbon or Romanshorn (both on Swiss side) or to Bregenz (Austria), Lindau, Meersburg, Konstanz and the famous flower-island of Mainau (all in Germany) or to the picturesque hill-landscapes of Appenzell and the Mt.Säntis from its top (2500 meters) you have a view to the Alps.
Popular Hotels in Sankt Gallen
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