St.Gallen-Bodensee

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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

Culture Museum St.Gallen

The Culture Museum’s interesting exhibitions address art and culture, archaeology, ethnology and contemporary issues. A children’s museum also provides exciting learning experiences.

City Museum Rapperswil-Jona

The city museum has a collection of some 3,000 historical objects that focus on their cultural and economic-historical significance.

Blumenwies indoor pool and sauna, St.Gallen close to Lake Constance

Blumenwies indoor pool and sauna, St.Gallen

The swimming bath has a 25-metre swimming pool, a heated swimming pool (32 °C), a 5-metre diving platform, a “Black Hole” 65-metre tube slide & children’s paddling pool. In the outdoor Finnish...

Selected events in St.Gallen-Lake Bodensee

St. Gallen – The City of Stars

St. Gallen – The City of Stars

30. November until 24. December

During Advent, St. Gallen once again becomes the atmospheric "Swiss City of the Stars". Around 700 stars are shining on the night sky of St.Gallen during advent, bathing it in a magical light.

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Sand sculptures at the Rorschach Festival

12. August until 20. August

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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St.Gallen Festspiele

23. June until 07. 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

Birnau abbey church at Lake Constance

Travelling through Baroque Heaven at Lake Constance

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

Treasures of the Past at Lake Constance

5 days

The lake for active holidaymakers

4 days

Bookable experiences in St.Gallen-Lake Bodensee

Bratwurst Degustation

Individual: 49.00 CHF per person

Contact address

St.Gallen-Bodensee Tourismus, Bankgasse 9, 9000 St.Gallen, Switzerland