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ViaJacobi
ViaJacobi
Stage 1, Rorschach–Herisau
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St. Galler Panoramatour
St. Galler Panoramatour
Route 970, St. Gallen (Haggen)–St. Gallen (Schwarzer Bären)
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Gallusweg
Gallusweg
Route 938, Arbon (TG)–St. Gallen
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Cycling in the surroundings

Obstgarten-Route
Obstgarten-Route
Stage 1, Arbon–Herisau
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Ostschweizer Wein-Route
Ostschweizer Wein-Route
Stage 2, Weinfelden–St. Gallen
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Kartäuser-Fürstenland-Route
Kartäuser-Fürstenland-Route
Stage 2, Wil SG–Rorschach
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Herzroute
Herzroute
Stage 12, Herisau–Altstätten
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Alpine Panorama Route
Alpine Panorama Route
Stage 1, St. Margrethen–Appenzell
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Appenzeller Route
Appenzeller Route
Stage 1, St. Gallen–Gais
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Appenzeller Route
Appenzeller Route
Stage 2, Gais–St. Gallen
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Appenzeller Aussichtsroute
Appenzeller Aussichtsroute
Route 998, Heiden–St.Gallen
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Konzil Radweg
Konzil Radweg
Route 55, St. Gallen–Kreuzlingen
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Biking in the surroundings

Wildmannli Bike
St. Gallen
Abbey District of St.Gallen

Abbey District of St.Gallen

It's not without reason that St.Gallen has often also been labelled the cultural metropolis of Eastern Switzerland. The entire Abbey District with the baroque cathedral and the world-famous Abbey Library was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1983.
The cathedral is a work from the late Baroque period, built between 1755 and 1767. Already in the year 612, the Irish monk Gallus founded a settlement here. From this arose a monastery in 719, which in 800 blossomed religiously, economically and culturally. After an eventful history, the Abbey was abolished in 1805. The monumental sacred building with the impressive double tower façade is also wonderfully outfitted on the inside.

The Baroque hall of the Abbey Library surprises the visitor with its rich rococo outfitting. The stock of books of the library, which is still active today, is around 170'000 books. The impressive collection of early medieval original manuscripts makes this institution world famous. More than 400 volumes are more than 1000 years old.

In the Baroque cellar vault is the Lapidarium (lat. Lapis – stone). Carolingian-Ottoman, Gothic and early Baroque architectural sculptures are on display. The 1000-year-old history of the monastery is revealed.
It's not without reason that St.Gallen has often also been labelled the cultural metropolis of Eastern Switzerland. The entire Abbey District with the baroque cathedral and the world-famous Abbey Library was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1983.
The cathedral is a work from the late Baroque period, built between 1755 and 1767. Already in the year 612, the Irish monk Gallus founded a settlement here. From this arose a monastery in 719, which in 800 blossomed religiously, economically and culturally. After an eventful history, the Abbey was abolished in 1805. The monumental sacred building with the impressive double tower façade is also wonderfully outfitted on the inside.

The Baroque hall of the Abbey Library surprises the visitor with its rich rococo outfitting. The stock of books of the library, which is still active today, is around 170'000 books. The impressive collection of early medieval original manuscripts makes this institution world famous. More than 400 volumes are more than 1000 years old.

In the Baroque cellar vault is the Lapidarium (lat. Lapis – stone). Carolingian-Ottoman, Gothic and early Baroque architectural sculptures are on display. The 1000-year-old history of the monastery is revealed.

Abbey District of St.Gallen

Adresse

St.Gallen-Bodensee Tourismus
Bankgasse 9
9001 St.Gallen
Tel. +41 (0)71 227 37 37
info@st.gallen-bodensee.ch
www.st.gallen-bodensee.ch

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Places

St. Gallen
St. Gallen
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Accommodation

B&B Orion
B&B Orion
St. Gallen
Hof Hohenwiesen
Hof Hohenwiesen
St. Gallen
Jugendherberge St. Gallen
Jugendherberge St. Gallen
St. Gallen
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Hiking in the surroundings

ViaJacobi
ViaJacobi
Stage 1, Rorschach–Herisau
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St. Galler Panoramatour
St. Galler Panoramatour
Route 970, St. Gallen (Haggen)–St. Gallen (Schwarzer Bären)
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Gallusweg
Gallusweg
Route 938, Arbon (TG)–St. Gallen
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Cycling in the surroundings

Obstgarten-Route
Obstgarten-Route
Stage 1, Arbon–Herisau
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Ostschweizer Wein-Route
Ostschweizer Wein-Route
Stage 2, Weinfelden–St. Gallen
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Kartäuser-Fürstenland-Route
Kartäuser-Fürstenland-Route
Stage 2, Wil SG–Rorschach
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Herzroute
Herzroute
Stage 12, Herisau–Altstätten
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Alpine Panorama Route
Alpine Panorama Route
Stage 1, St. Margrethen–Appenzell
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Appenzeller Route
Appenzeller Route
Stage 1, St. Gallen–Gais
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Appenzeller Route
Appenzeller Route
Stage 2, Gais–St. Gallen
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Appenzeller Aussichtsroute
Appenzeller Aussichtsroute
Route 998, Heiden–St.Gallen
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Konzil Radweg
Konzil Radweg
Route 55, St. Gallen–Kreuzlingen
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Biking in the surroundings

Wildmannli Bike