St. Gallen
Image provided with permission from the St. Gallen Bodensee tourist office.

Welcome to the beautiful city of Saint Gallen located in eastern Switzerland, population approx. 75’000. The city itself represents the center of eastern Switzerland, boasting the large Abbey of St. Gallen, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The abbey also contains the Library of St. Gallen, featuring books dating back to the 9th century.

The city offers various museums, such as the historical and ethnographical museum, art museum, natural history museum, the beer bottle museum located at the famous Swiss Schützengarten brewery and the prominent textile museum featuring historical embroidery. The extravagant Theater of St. Gallen offers a wide range of operas, operettas, ballet, musicals and plays.

Several city parks are available for those who like to take leisurely walks, the City Park, cantonal school park and the beautiful Wildlife Park Peter und Paul, featuring animals frequently found in the Swiss Alpine areas. The University of the St. Gallen (HSG) for Business Administration, Economics and Law is one of the most reputable economics universities in Europe. The city also offers a large shopping center, the St. Gallen Arena, featuring a football stadium and the local football club FC St. Gallen, the oldest club in Switzerland and continental Europe.

St. Gallen is located at the foot of several hills, one of which offers a beautiful aerial view of the whole city, as well as the small Three Lakes of St. Gallen. The gorgeous Lake Constance (Bodensee) situated nearby separates the borders between Switzerland, Germany and Austria.

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