Sankt Gallen Travel Guide
in old town of st.gallen
in old town of st.gallen
near rorschach at lake konstanz
skiing in heidiland
A city with inlands' touch.
Wish we had arrived earlier in the day!
In a nutshell
Hey! It's on the World Heritage List...it's a star sight!!
visit mountain resort amden
Amden and Weesen - the perfect combination of alpine idyll and southern ambience. The elements water, air and earth unite into a harmonious nature paradise and invite you to enjoy unforgettable summer holidays.
Heidi would be thrilled if she could see her homeland now, in all its magical, natural summer beauty. Stretching beneath the mighty chain of the Churfirsten are Lake Walen and other smaller, sparkling mountain lakes. In the thermal baths in Bad Ragaz, walkers soothe their...
yMarktplatz has been the main square of the market of the city during the Middle Ages. It is located on the northern side of the old town and it is surrounded from beautiful houses built in the 17th and 18th century. Some of them are elegantly painted, others are in wood and...
Stiftsbibliothek is wonderful and from 1983 it is inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List. The Stiftsbibliothek was saved from the destruction during the Reform. The main room was planned by Peter Thumb between 1758 and 1767 and it is a wonderful Baroque masterpiece with...
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...
The wonderful interior of the church has got a single nave with a centrale dome preceded and followed by spans that create the aisle and the presbytery. The presbitery is separated by elegant railing made by J.Mayer in 1771. The walls and the spans are decorated with rococo...
The monastery was founded in 613 and dedicated to Saint Gallus. During the Middle Ages was founded the famous schools of St. Gall, where arts, letters and sciences flourished.The nowday cathedral was built among 1756 and1760 on project of the Italian architect G.G.Bagnato...
Abbey of St. Gall
The Abbey of St. Gall is a monumental complex made by different buildings. You must visit the wonderful Cathedral (Stiftskirche) and the Library (Stiftsbibliothek) inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List from 1983.
Gallussplatz is big beautiful square in front of the Abbey of St. Gall. All around it you can see wonderful half-timbered houses and Baroque one. A very beautiful half-timbered house is the Zur Jagerei built in 1576, the Sum Grunen and Zum Greif was built in 1680 and have...
La Boule: cozy atmosphere in lazy sundays
It`s a small coffee house with good atmosphere in a small street in the old city of St.Gallen. It was sunday morning and I wanted to have breakfast there...the breakfast buffet was reeeeeally small and very expensive. So I asked for something beside that...I ate a small...
restaurant zeughaus: under construction - castle
There are two restaurants bearing the same name in Sankt Gallen, but you will recognise the one I'm talking about by its man in armour and with a sword painted on its white wall. Zeughaus, in fact, means old armoury.
This cosy small restaurant specialises in (revisited)...
Alhambra: Exotic atmosphere
It`s a cozy place to go, drink something and talk with your friends. It`s dark...candle lights...very romantic, if u want to take someone special there. There are many people smoking waterpipes and sitting on nice sofas and pillows.
I think u can go how u want to go...they...
Elephant Club: Dancing the whole night
It`s a great place to go have fun in St.Gallen... there are very few places to go out there...and this one is great...sometimes u can even see some shows there...when I went there with a friend we saw capoeira and salsa...it was "un, dos, tres" night.
U can go how u want to...
Public transport in Switzerland is great.
The best way to get around the city, not only St. Gallen, but in Switzerland in general is by train and by bus. 'Cause if you get a car, you'll probably have problems to find parkings...and if you find them. You can be sure that they are expensive.At the main station you can...
St Gallen trips away
In St. Gallen Railway Station, you may notice another small station. There is a narrow Gauge railway station which belongs to the Appenzell Railway. This station brings you steeply up hill and then on to the Appenzell region. Visiting Appenzell Town isnt a long trip.Also...
Co-op: Amazing discounts in the sales
I reckon a lot of things to be bought in Switzerland can be actually cheaper than the UK and elsewhere - except chocolate - which for a country that makes the stuff its an amazing and sorry state that chocolate here is pretty expensive and might actually be the most expensive country in the world to buy chocolate!!
But during the sales prices are even lower and during the sales at present reductions even as much as 70 % are the go.
So i got a 30 franc top for 9 something franc which is only about £4!
Lots of things were really good buying - even good quality sheets were reduced 70%! And souvenirs with the Swiss red cross etc were good buying too such as wallets and purses, key rings, cups and pens - great for taking gifts home from one easy purchase.
What to buy: Bargain reductions at the Co-op shop. All sorts - clothes, home furnishings.
and also good souvenirs, not reduced though but good prices eg 6 and 7 francs for coin purses and wallets with the swiss red cross symbol.
What to pay: lots reduced, up to 70%
Updated Jul 10, 2008
Address: marketsrasse, st Gallen
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In Sankt Gallen you can find 111 oriels. Oriels are small wooden balconies that adorn old traditional homes - especially homes of rich merchants. All these oriels are carved and decorated; many date back to the 17th and 18th century, with their peak period between 1650 and 1720.
These oriels have a name each, often taken from the animal world. Some examples are Camel Oriel, Pelican Oriel and Swan Oriel. Obviouslt this had to do with the main design that was carven on them. The one in the photo has some lion-like creatures on it.
Updated Sep 24, 2006
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Go to Appenzell
I went to Appenzell through the Appenzeller-Land and it was a really nice trip. At the last sunday in April they make use of their democracy - they sign via hand about all the political decisions of the last year. This is called "Landsgemeinde" and tere are a lot of nice...
Sankt Gallen is the most important city of Eastern Switzerland - only it does not look like a city... it's often called the city of books, but by looking at it you'll see that it's more like a large village.The city gets its name from an Irish monk, Gallus, who founded it in...
Begin your tour from the train station (Bahnhof). Just opposite is the tourist office where you can gather all sorts of information about what to see and do.Dominating the town is the cathedral, its twin towers visible from most points.
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