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)

The history of art and culture, archaeology, ethnology and contemporary issues as well as a children’s museum offering exciting learning experiences. The Historical und Ethnological Museum...

Adventureland Walter Zoo, Gossau

Experience the diversity of about 100 different species of animal! Plunge into the exotic world of the jungle or enjoy the antics of our chimpanzees in one of the largest enclosures in Europe. With...

Public tour through Rorschach at Lake Constance

Public tour through Rorschach

Discover the oldest market town in the region, the corn city, the canvas city and the industrial city. Join a tour through the harbour city on the most southerly bay of Lake Constance! We take you to...

Selected events in St.Gallen-Lake Bodensee

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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...

Christmas Market in the city of stars St.Gallen close to Lake Constance

The city of stars St.Gallen

30. November until 23. December

During Advent, St. Gallen becomes an atmospheric Swiss city of stars. Some 700 stars twinkle above the old town where the lovingly decorated gabled huts of the Christmas market stand shoulder to...

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St. Gallen Festspiele

29. June until 13. 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

Snow on the Säntis in winter at Lake Constance

Swiss experiences with the..

1 day
Überlingen at Lake Constance with view of the Alps

Lake Constance Highlights

6-7 days
Abbey Cathedral of St Gall, UNESCO World Heritage Site close to Lake Constance

UNESCO World Heritage on Lake Constance

3-4 days

Contact

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