Tourist attractions between lake and Mount Säntis

The St.Gallen-Lake Constance region is an undulating foothill landscape, with the imposing mount mountain and the Alpstein range as a backdrop.

St.Gallen mit Säntis  Photo by Christof Sonderegger

St.Gallen mit Säntis
Photo by Christof Sonderegger

The region combines many contrasting holiday attractions. The town of St.Gallen, for instance, with its ‘abbot’s territory’, now a world heritage site, is a genuine must. From Rorschach to Altenrhein, the shores of Lake Constance provide outdoor swimming opportunities, water sports plus exciting museums exhibiting everything to do with travel and aviation. The rural St.Gallen area is a marvellous hiking and biking region, with lake and mountain panoramas always in view.

St.Gallen – cultural center and shopping center with proud history

St.Gallen, the local capital of north-eastern Switzerland, is the beating heart of the region, providing every opportunity for cultural pursuits and leisurely shopping expeditions. The city was founded by an Irish monk in 612 who settled down in this region because he felt on the floor and was convinced that this happening might be the sign of God. The historic abbot’s territory with the magnificent baroque cathedral and the rococo library are UNESCO world heritage sites.

Buildings by Spanish architect Santiago Calatrava lend the historic townscape a highly modern look.

Guided City Tours

The Guided City Tours are the best way to discover St.Gallen.

Our knowledgeable multilingual tour guides present you with a comprehensive picture of St.Gallen’s splendid history and current achievements. We offer different tours that are either open to the public or conducted for private groups.

Forum Würth

The Forum Würth is a Modern Art Collection of the Würth Company in Rorschach. It is situated next to the Lake of Constance and offers an attractive exhibition.

A multifaceted cultural and social commitment belongs just as much to the company-culture as the bond of visionary thinking and concretely action. That is why the Würth Company integrated a Museum and a saloon for speeches etc already in 1991.

The most important events in 2014

CSIO St.Gallen

CSIO – Concours de Saut International Officiel. The CSIO is one of the four most important outdoor equestrian sport events in the world and and it is hold in St.Gallen since 2006.

St.Galler Festspiele

This fantastique outdoor event is placed right in front of the UNESCO World Heritage. In 2014 “La favorita” of Gaetano Donizetti will be performed on the stage next to the cathedral of St.Gallen.

World Premiere of the Musical “Artus”

The famous theatre of St.Gallen is performing the Musical “Artus” of Frank Wildhorn the first time in the world. You will be abducted into the legend of King Arthur.

Military Tattoo Festival

The 3rd Tattoo St.Gallen is taking place from the 9th to the 13th of July in the Athletik Zentrum of St.Gallen. The Tattoo St.Gallen is the biggest Indoor Tattoo of Switzerland. 350 people from 6 nations taking part in this cultural, sporting and musical festival.



Astrid Nakhostin, Dipl. Betriebswirtin

Bereichsleiterin Marketing

Bahnhofplatz 1a / Postfach

CH-9001 St.Gallen

Tel. +41 (0)71 227 37 19

Natel: +41(0)79 432 50 52

Fax +41 (0)71 227 37 67

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