Gallusweg
Gallusweg

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Gallusweg

Arbon (TG)–St. Gallen

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Gallusweg

Walk in the footsteps of the Irish monk St. Gallus who, in 612, came from Arbon to St. Gallen, where he established his hermitage. A hundred years later, this small cell developed into the monastery, and the city gradually grew around it.
The Gallus Trail begins at Arbon railway station, follows the shore of Lake Constance and subsequently leads to Steinach. At the chapel in Arbon you can see the Gallus stone, which shows the footprints of Gallus.

The route continues through the village of Steinach and then more or less along the River Steinach, through meadows and woodland up towards St. Gallen. Following the impressive section through the Galgentobel Valley, you reach the City of St. Gallen, or to be more precise, the district of Neudorf. From here, beautiful streets will take you to the heart of the city, to the start of the Mühlenenschlucht Gorge where, following his fall into a thorn bush and encounter with a bear, Gallus founded his hermitage in 612, thereby laying the foundation for St. Gallen.

Afterwards the trail leads through pretty alleys of the historic city centre, past the Abbey Precinct towards the train station, the final destination of this walk.
Walk in the footsteps of the Irish monk St. Gallus who, in 612, came from Arbon to St. Gallen, where he established his hermitage. A hundred years later, this small cell developed into the monastery, and the city gradually grew around it.
The Gallus Trail begins at Arbon railway station, follows the shore of Lake Constance and subsequently leads to Steinach. At the chapel in Arbon you can see the Gallus stone, which shows the footprints of Gallus.

The route continues through the village of Steinach and then more or less along the River Steinach, through meadows and woodland up towards St. Gallen. Following the impressive section through the Galgentobel Valley, you reach the City of St. Gallen, or to be more precise, the district of Neudorf. From here, beautiful streets will take you to the heart of the city, to the start of the Mühlenenschlucht Gorge where, following his fall into a thorn bush and encounter with a bear, Gallus founded his hermitage in 612, thereby laying the foundation for St. Gallen.

Afterwards the trail leads through pretty alleys of the historic city centre, past the Abbey Precinct towards the train station, the final destination of this walk.
16 km | 1 Stage
520 m | 240 m
4 h 20 min
easy (hiking trail) | medium

Arrival | return travel

Arrival / return travel Arbon
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Signalization

Signalization
Arbon - Steinach/Rorschach - Mörschwil/St. Gallen - St. Gallen-Neudorf via Galgentobel - St. Gallen-Neudorf - St. Gallen-Stiftsbezirk

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Hint
From St.Gallen Neudorf you can easily take the bus and drive comfortably to the St.Gallen train station.
Crossing City of St. Gallen
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Crossing City of St. Gallen
Rail, bus, boat recommendation
St. Gallen, Neudorf–St. Gallen, Bahnhof
or
St. Gallen, Bahnhof–St. Gallen, Neudorf
Reason: crossing City of St. Gallen.
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Arrival | return travel

Arrival / return travel St. Gallen
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Contact

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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Camping Buchhorn Arbon
Camping Buchhorn Arbon
Arbon
Hotel Restaurant Seegarten
Hotel Restaurant Seegarten
Arbon
Restaurant-Hotel de charme Römerhof
Restaurant-Hotel de charme Römerhof
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B&B Orion
B&B Orion
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Jugendherberge St. Gallen
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Arbon
Arbon
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Places of interest

Historisches Museum Schloss Arbon
Historisches Museum Schloss Arbon
Abbey District of St.Gallen
Abbey District of St.Gallen
City Lounge
City Lounge
Historical and Ethnological Museum SG
Historical and Ethnological Museum SG
Old Town of St.Gallen
Old Town of St.Gallen
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Textile Museum
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Arbon swimming pool
Arbon swimming pool
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