St. Gallen Abbey District



St. Gallen Abbey District

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Every turn of St. Gallen you will find history. The St. Gallen Abbey District landmarks are the Convent of St. Gall with its Baroque cathedral. The Convent of St. Gall includes; library and monastery archive and in 1983  it was added to the Unesco World Heritage List


Even today, in the world-famous Abbey Library the spirit of Benedictine monks is filled by many peoples. Abbey Library is called as Seelenapotheke (healing place of the soul). The Abbey Library is Switzerland’s most beautiful Baroque hall and it contains approx 170,000 books. 50,000 of these are housed in the Baroque hall, where the 2,700-year-old Egyptian mummy Shepenese is also to be found. The heart of the Abbey Library collection consists of 2,100 manuscripts and some of these are also displayed in the exhibitions.

One attractive place of the old city is its 16th to 18th-century burgher houses with its beautiful brightly painted bay windows. The astonishing city restaurants and welcoming street cafes also attract the tourist.

St. Gallen Attractions

Abbey of Saint Gall


Hoher Kasten


Knie’s Kinderzoo



Tamina Therme

Tamina River


Walter Zoo




St. Gallen Cathedral

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