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
  • 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

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...

MS München on Lake Constance

Passenger ships

A short break on-board. A light breeze that strokes your face. The unmistakable smell of the fresh Lake Constance air. A glass of wine by the ship’s rail as you look out across the great expanse of...

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...

Selected events in St.Gallen-Lake Bodensee

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Sand sculptures at the Rorschach Festival

12. August until 10. 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

Christmas Market St.Gallen

30. November until 23. December
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St. Gallen Festspiele

23. June until 7. 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
Birnau abbey church at Lake Constance

A journey back in time to the Baroque era

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

UNESCO World Heritage on Lake Constance

3-4 days

Selected packages in St.Gallen-Lake Bodensee

St. Gall close to Lake Constance

St.Gallen: Fun in four countries

2 nights from CHF252 per person

Contact

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