20 Sights in St. Gallen, Switzerland (with Map and Images)


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Explore interesting sights in St. Gallen, Switzerland. Click on a marker on the map to view details about it. Underneath is an overview of the sights with images. A total of 20 sights are available in St. Gallen, Switzerland.

Sightseeing Tours in St. Gallen

1. Stiftsbezirk

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The Abbey of Saint Gall is a dissolved abbey (747–1805) in a Catholic religious complex in the city of St. Gallen in Switzerland. The Carolingian-era monastery existed from 719, founded by Saint Othmar on the spot where Saint Gall had erected his hermitage. It became an independent principality between 9th and 13th centuries, and was for many centuries one of the chief Benedictine abbeys in Europe. The library of the Abbey is one of the oldest monastic libraries in the world. The city of St. Gallen originated as an adjoining settlement of the abbey. The abbey was secularized around 1800, and in 1848 its former church became a Cathedral. Since 1983 the abbey precinct has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Wikipedia: Abbey of Saint Gall (EN)

2. St. Laurenzen

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The Church of St. Laurenzen is the Protestant-reformed parish church of the city of St. Gallen. The construction of the first church is estimated in the middle of the 12th century. The church has been the political, religious and social center of the city republic of St. Gallen for centuries and has shaped the history of the city. It is still the city's assembly area today. The church has its name from the martyr Laurentius of Rome, to which it was consecrated. It is classified as a nationally worthy building and is therefore of national importance as a monument under federal monument protection.

Wikipedia: St. Laurenzen (St. Gallen) (DE)

3. St.Martin

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The Catholic Church of St. Martin Bruggen is located in the St. Gallen district of Bruggen, in the area of the former independent municipality of Straubenzell. As the third church in Bruggen, it was built between 1935 and 1936 next to its predecessor church. The first chapel was consecrated in 1600 and converted into a real church in 1639. The second church was built on the site of the first between 1783 and 1785 and received a new tower in 1808. After the new building and the consecration of today's church, the old church, located southwest, was broken off.

Wikipedia: St. Martin Bruggen (DE)

4. Bruder-Klaus-Kirche St. Gallen-Winkeln

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Bruder-Klaus-Kirche St. Gallen-WinkelnPaterMcFly in der Wikipedia auf Deutsch (Originaltext: PaterMcFly DiskussionBeiträge 12:56, 29. Sep. 2007 (CEST)) / CC BY-SA 3.0

The Bruder-Klaus-Kirche Winkeln is the Catholic church of the St. Gallen district of Winkeln. It was built between 1958 and 1959 and is dedicated to St. Brother Klaus. The architectural style is extremely modern. The architects were Ernest Brantschen and Alfons Weisser from St. Gallen. The extremely complicated calculation of the church's landmark, the columnless concrete roof, was carried out by Heinz Hossdorf from Basel. Because of the strange shape of the roof, the church is also popularly known as the Soul Launch Ramp.

Wikipedia: Bruder-Klaus-Kirche Winkeln (DE)

5. Kapelle St. Wolfgang

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The Chapel of St. Wolfgang is located in the Haggen district of St. Gallen on Haggenstrasse 105. It was probably built in the second half of the 15th century. A building date is not traditional, the first documentary mention dates from 1479. The chapel stands on a striking hill, a moraine wall, which was formed by the St. Gall tongue of the Lake Constance-Rheingletscher during the stone on the Rhine Stadial of the Würmeizeit. Right next to the chapel, there is a stately lime and a farmhouse on the same elevation.

Wikipedia: Kapelle St. Wolfgang (St. Gallen) (DE)

6. Christuskirche

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The Christuskirche St. Gallen is the church of the Christ Catholic parish of St. Gallen. It was built in 1889 by the South Tyrolean architect Pietro Delugan as a "Concerthaus on the Rosenberg" and is a brick building in the Florentine villa style. In 1895 she passed into the possession of the Christkatholische parish, which has served as a service room, community center and rectory since then. Until 1895, the parish of Gastrecht had enjoyed the St. Mengen church in the Evangelical Reformed Church.

Wikipedia: Christuskirche (St. Gallen) (DE)

7. Kinderfestwiese

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The St. Gallen children's festival is a festive event in the city of St. Gallen in Switzerland. It has been taking place every three years since 1824. At the children's festival, the school children of the city's school houses in festive robes move through the city to the children's festival site in a move through the city to perform various performances. In the large meadow above the city, more than 30,000 people gather. The festival was included in the list of living traditions in Switzerland.

Wikipedia: St. Galler Kinderfest (DE)

8. Museum im Lagerhaus

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The open art museum in St. Gallen, Switzerland is a museum of Swiss naive art and art brut. The foundation for Swiss Naive Art and Brut, which was founded on February 1, 1988 by the collector's couples Erna (1907–1995) and Curt Burgauer (1908–2002), Wilhelmina (Mina) and Josef John and Simone and Peter Schaufelberger-Breguet. Originally founded as a museum in the warehouse, the museum changed its name to open art museum on January 16, 2023.

Wikipedia: Open art museum (DE)

9. Wildpark Peter und Paul

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The Peter and Paul Wildlife Park is located on the Rosenberg hill northeast of St. Gallen in the Rotmonten district. It is part of an important local recreation area of the city. The wildlife park is home to various mainly native animal species, such as ibex, chamois, lynx, deer, wild boar, marmots and wild cats. Admission is free and possible around the clock and all year round. The wildlife park has a visitor centre.

Wikipedia: Wildpark Peter und Paul (DE), Website

10. St. Leonhardskirche

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The Protestant St. Leonhard's Church in St. Gallen was designed by the Berlin architect Johannes Vollmer in neo-Gothic style; the construction was supervised by the St. Gallen architect Ferdinand Wachter. After two years of construction, the church was consecrated on May 1, 1887. The parish of St. Gallen sold the church to a private owner in 2004; since then, the building has been used for cultural events.

Wikipedia: St. Leonhardskirche (St. Gallen) (DE)

11. Abbey Library

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Abbey Library Stiftsbibliothek St. Gallen / CC BY-SA 3.0

The abbey library of Saint Gall is a significant medieval monastic library located in St. Gallen, Switzerland. In 1983, the library, as well as the Abbey of St. Gall, were designated a World Heritage Site, as "an outstanding example of a large Carolingian monastery and was, since the 8th century until its secularisation in 1805, one of the most important cultural centres in Europe".

Wikipedia: Abbey library of Saint Gall (EN)

12. Historisches und Völkerkundemuseum

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The Kulturmuseum St. Gallen, known as the Historical and Ethnographic Museum of St. Gallen until the end of 2022, is a museum located in the city park of the city of St. Gallen (Switzerland). It was opened in 1921 and today owns the most important cultural-historical collection in northeastern Switzerland; one focus is on the history of the city of St. Gallen.

Wikipedia: Kulturmuseum St. Gallen (DE), Website

13. Reformierte Kirche

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The Reformed church in today's city of St. Gallen was built between 1903 and 1906 in the then independent community of Straubenzell. It was also the first reformed church of the Evangelical Reformed parish of Straubenzell founded in 1902. The church consists of a cross -shaped central building, which was grown on the side of a tower with a pointed roof.

Wikipedia: Reformierte Kirche Bruggen (DE)

14. Cathedral

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Cathedral Petar Marjanovic / CC BY 2.5

The Stiftskirche St. Gallus und Otmar is a Roman Catholic church in the city of St. Gallen, Switzerland. Once part of the Abbey of St. Gall, it has been the cathedral of the Diocese of St. Gallen since 1847. It is considered one of the last great sacred structures of the Baroque era, and is a UNESCO World Heritage site.

Wikipedia: St. Gallen Cathedral (EN)

15. Schlössli Haggen

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The Haggenschlössli is a mansion built between 1642 and 1644 at the time of the early baroque mansion in the Haggen district of the city of St. Gallen on Haggenstrasse 94. It is popularly called "Schlössli" due to its castle-like appearance and is the namesake of the eastern adjacent Schlössli district .

Wikipedia: Haggenschlössli (DE)

16. Lokremise

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The Lokremise is a former Lokremise in the city of St. Gallen. The building, which is now set up as a cultural center, is a cultural monument of national importance together with the water tower for the water tanks of the steam locomotives. It is the largest surviving locomotive ring depot in Switzerland.

Wikipedia: Lokremise (St. Gallen) (DE), Website

17. Naturmuseum St. Gallen

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The Natural Museum St. Gallen is a museum in St. Gallen. On an area of 2000 m2, it offers access to the domestic animal and mineral world. The new building was opened in 2016 and enables an open exhibition presentation with walk-in space images and interactive learning elements.

Wikipedia: Naturmuseum St. Gallen (DE), Website

18. Stadttheater

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The Theater St. Gallen is a performing arts center for opera, musical, ballet, and theatre in St. Gallen, Switzerland, and considered to be the oldest professional theatre in Switzerland. It is a Swiss heritage site of national significance.

Wikipedia: Theater St. Gallen (EN), Website

19. Pfarrkirche St. Otmar

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Pfarrkirche St. Otmar

The Catholic parish church of St. Otmar in the city of St. Gallen was built between 1905 and 1908 in the then independent community of Straubenzell. Saint Otmar, city patron and first abbot of the St. Gallen Fürstierti is the namesake.

Wikipedia: Pfarrkirche St. Otmar (St. Gallen) (DE)

20. Kunstmuseum St. Gallen

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Kunstmuseum St. Gallen, is a Swiss art museum founded in 1877 and located in St. Gallen, Switzerland. It is an important museum within Eastern Switzerland because of their expansive European art collection.

Wikipedia: Kunstmuseum St. Gallen (EN), Website


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