Eastern Switzerland

Starting with Lake Constance through the Appenzeller Land to Toggenburg, Heidiland and Glarnerland, that's how vast eastern Switzerland is. Tourists are attracted by the lakes, beautiful peaks, pleasant with mountain railway, museums and natural spectacles.

St.Gallen-Bodensee

The city of St. Gallen nestles in a green mountain valley between Lake Constance and Säntis and exudes the flair of a cosmopolitan city. An international flock of students strolls over the cobblestones. Under the high wires of electric buses, designers discuss the latest trends of the catwalks in Paris, Milan and New York. And in front of the butcher on the corner, businessmen are eating the famous St. Galler bratwurst. A lively cultural scene with a superb three-section theatre, numerous festivals and concert highlights keep up the city's reputation as a metropolis of Eastern Switzerland. The Abbey District with the baroque cathedral and the Abbey Library, where 170,000 over one-thousand year old documents are stored, is the symbol of St. Gallen and a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1983. The library has the most beautiful rococo hall in Switzerland. An Irish monk Gallus founded the monastery around the year 612. St. Gallen has an international reputation with embroidery, which brought prosperity to the town. St. Gallen is a university and student city with a focus on economics. Also famous is the romantic Art Nouveau pool Dreilinden-Weiher. The prestigious location in four countries, Switzerland, Germany, Austria and the Principality of Liechtenstein, attracts many tourists annually.

HIGHLIGHTS

The Abbey District with the cathedral and abbey library, old town, Art Hall of St. Gallen, Maestrani chocolate factory in Flawil, textile museum & library, Säntispark Abtwil, Säntis

Events

Säntis, Children's F estival, OpenAir Festival St.Gallen, International Jumping Tournament CSIO Switzerland, St. Gallen festivals, Military Tattoo Sankt Gallen, St. Gallen Festival, St. Galler Enjoyment Day