St.Gallen-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 attractions in St.Gallen-Lake Bodensee

Nature Museum St.Gallen

The exhibition invites visitors to actively explore the regional flora and fauna in seven thematic sections. The centrepiece is Switzerland’s biggest 3D relief map of the area from Lake Constance...

Market Hall Altenrhein

Market Hall Altenrhein - A Hundertwasser architecture project

Like many other famous buildings is the Market Hall in Altenrhein an impressive example of the unusual architectural concepts or the internationally renowned artist Friedensreich...

MS München on Lake Constance

Passenger ships

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 the lake: A cruise with...

Selected events in St.Gallen-Lake Bodensee

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Sand sculptures at the Rorschach Festival

Rorschach with beach and sand fever: Every summer international teams of artists create extra-large sand monuments from 300 tonnes of quartz sand on a different theme every year. The transitory works...

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Schoggi-Food-Festival | © Maestrani's Chocolarium

Chocolate Food Festival

29. May until 30. May

Experience the world of chocolate with all of your senses at Maestrani’s 2nd annual Chocolate Food Festival. We invite you to discover the diversity and creativity of chocolate at Maestrani's...

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St.Gallen Festspiele

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

Herzroute | © St.Gallen-Bodensee Tourismus

The Heart Route (Stage 13) Altstätten-Rorschach

3:00 h
Abbey Cathedral of St Gall, UNESCO World Heritage Site close to Lake Constance

Treasures of the Past at Lake Constance

5 days
Christmas market Constance  | © Achim Mende

Christmas Magic at Lake Constance

6 days

Bookable experiences in St.Gallen-Lake Bodensee

Bratwurst Degustation

Individual: 49.00 CHF per person

Contact address

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