St.Gallen-Lake Bodensee

Cathedral in St. Gall close to Lake Constance

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In the hilly, pre-Alpine landscape set against the imposing backdrop of the Alpstein massif by Lake Constance lies the St. Gallen-lake Constance region. With its UNESCO World Heritage abbey district, the city of St. Gallen is a must for cultural travellers. On the shores of Lake Constance between Rorschach and Altenrhein, the lake attracts visitors with open-air pools, water sports and fascinating museums. The rural area around St. Gallen is a wonderful hiking and cycling area with never-ending views over Lake Constance and the mountains.

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Must-dos in the St-Gallen Lake Constance region:

  • visit the St. Gallen abbey district, a UNESCO World Heritage site
  • take the cog railway from Rorschach to Heiden
  • visit the “bathing hut” in Rorschach
  • marvel at the artists’ sand sculptures in August
  • Visit the textile museum in St.Gallen
  • try a St. Gallen Bratwurst (without mustard)
  • visit the Forum Würth in Rorschach right on the lake shore
  • linger in Switzerland’s largest outdoor living room - the “roten Platz” in St. Gallen
  • stroll around the “Drei Weieren” in St. Gallen
  • marvel at the collection of books in the abbey library in St. Gallen
  • take a boat trip up the old Rhine to Rheineck

The right place at the right time of year:

  • Spring tip:
    enjoy the view over the city and Lake Constance  from the Drei Weieren above St. Gallen.

  • Summer tip:
    visit the “bathing hut” in Rorschach.

  • Autumn tip:
    get to know the Rhine valley wine on the wine growing way in Thal.

  • Winter tip:
    marvel at the abbey library in St. Gallen, a UNESCO World Heritage site.

Selected experiences in St.Gallen-Lake Bodensee

Historisches und Völkerkundemuseum St. Gallen in der Nähe vom Bodensee

Historical and Ethnological Museum, St.Gallen (HVM)

History of Art and Culture, Archaeology, Ethnology, and contemporary issues as well as Children's Museum offering exciting learning experiences. The Historical and Ethnological Museum provides...

Bad Ragaz-Wangs Pizol railways close to Lake Constance

Bad Ragaz-Wangs Pizol railways

The valley stations Bad Ragaz and Wangs are just 5 minutes away from the motorway exit. From there, two modern gondolas bring you up to the ski area with 11 lifts and 43 kilometers of slopes....

Erlebnisrundfahrt mit der Zahnradbahn

Rorschach-Heiden rack railway

The Lake Constance rack railway takes you from Rorschach to the attractive Biedermeier village of Heiden. Enjoy the pleasant journey with the mountain railway and the stunning views over Lake...

Selected events in St.Gallen-Lake Bodensee

St. Gallen is the “Star City”

29. November until 24. December

Every year, the cultural capital of St.Gallen transforms into the City of 700 Stars in the month before Christmas. For four weeks starlight illuminates the old town of St.Gallen, creating a mystical...

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Sand sculptures at the Rorschach Festival

11. August until 09. September

Rorschach with beach and sand fever: Every summer international teams of artists create extra-large sand monuments from 250 tonnes of quartz sand on a different theme every year. The transitory works...

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St. Gallen Festspiele

28. June until 12. July

Every year, the cloisters of the St.Gallen abbey district with the its magnificent baroque cathedral serves as the backdrop for an opera drama. Additional dance and concert highlights will be...

Selected tours in St.Gallen-Lake Bodensee

Lake Constance in winter

Culture, nature and pure relaxation in winter

6-7 days
Snow on the Säntis in winter at Lake Constance

Swiss experiences with the..

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Abbey Cathedral of St Gall, UNESCO World Heritage Site close to Lake Constance

UNESCO World Heritage on Lake Constance

3-4 days

Selected holiday offers in St.Gallen-Lake Bodensee

Christmas offers of the Bodenseehotels

Lake Constance Bike Tour to the Rhine Falls

7 nights from €579.00 per person

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Bratwurst Degustation

Individual: CHF49.00 per person

Contact address

St.Gallen-Bodensee Tourismus, Bankgasse 9, 9001 St.Gallen, Switzerland