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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Opening hours

22nd December 2020 – 22nd January 2021 closed (current Corona measures)

23rd January – 31st December 2021 open
Mon–Sun 11 am–4 pm

Except on the following days:
27th January 2021              exhibition space closed due to exhibition changes
8th.-22nd November 2021   renovation and revision (all exhibitions closed)
24th+25th December 2021  Christmas (all exhibitions closed)

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

Recommended time
120 Minutes
Price
Adults
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

Kids
0.00 CHF
Contact address

Stiftsbezirk St.Gallen
Klosterhof 6D
9000 St.Gallen
Switzerland

Tel.: +41 71 227 3416
www.stiftsbezirk.ch
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