Where to Stay
Known as the city of short distances, St.Gallen is idyllic and manageable yet offers all the amenities of a big city. This compact metropolis of eastern Switzerland, which lies between Lake Constance and the beautiful Appenzellerland, has a charming traffic-free old town that boasts spacious squares and lively sidewalk cafes. The city’s most famous landmark is probably its Baroque cathedral with the Monastery Library, which houses some 170,000 documents – in part hand-written and over a thousand years old. The entire Abbey District was declared a UNESCO world heritage site in 1983.
St.Gallen boasts a wide selection of accommodation that is as varied as the region itself. It ranges from luxury city hotels to cosy bed and breakfasts.