City of St.Gallen

The city of St.Gallen is the capital of the canton with the same name in the east of Switzerland and is only a few kilometres away from Lake Constance.

The origins of the city are closely interwoven with those of the St.Gallen monastery: Built in 719 as a monastic hermitage, the St.Gallen monastery with its imposing, double-towered cathedral has become one of Europe’s most important spiritual centres. The Abbey Library, built in 1758, is a tourist attraction and destination and has one of the most stunning historical reading rooms in the world. The Abbey District of St.Gallen has been a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage site since 1983.

The city has a rich past and present in the textile sector, is a university town and the headquarters of various nationally and internationally successful companies.

Last but not least, eastern Switzerland is also one of the centres for ballooning in Switzerland.

more about the city of St.Gallen on stadt.sg.ch more about tourism on st.gallen-bodensee.ch