Abbey library in St.Gallen close to Lake Constance

Abbey Cathedral of St Gall, UNESCO World Heritage Site

St.Gallen, Switzerland

The Abbey Cathedral of St.Gall, the abbey library and the surrounding monastery buildings - in short the St.Gallen Abbey District - was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1983. This magnificent baroque complex, known far beyond the borders of Switzerland, rose from a small hermitage founded in 612 by the monk Gallus in “the green wilderness between Lake Constance and Säntis”.

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Current weather St.Gallen

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hours of sunshine
6h 24min
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Opening hours

1 January – 31 December 2023
Mon–Sun 10am – 5pm

except the following days:
13 March 2023
30 October - 13 November 2023     All rooms closed for revision and exhibition change
24 + 25 December 2023                All rooms closed for Christmas

Information about guided tours and the current opening hours can be found here.

Recommended time
120 Minutes
18.00 CHF

Bodensee Card PLUS
One-time free admission to the St. Gallen Abbey District (Abbey Library, Vaulted Cellar, Exhibition Space) with the Bodensee Card PLUS

0.00 CHF
Contact address

Stiftsbezirk St.Gallen
Klosterhof 6D
9000 St.Gallen

Tel.: +41 71 227 34 16
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