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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Current weather St.Gallen-Bodensee

today
highly cloudy
amount of rainfall
6.3 l/m²
hours of sunshine
2h 30min
tomorrow
-1°
-3°
the day after tomorrow
-5°

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 experiences in St.Gallen-Lake Bodensee

Maestrani's Chocolarium

Chocolate makes people happy, but how does this happiness get into the chocolate? An interactive tour takes you on this sweet journey. Dive into a chocolaty world of happiness and uncover the sweet...

Bad Ragaz-Wangs Pizol cable cars

Unique panoramas, a large selection of sport and recreational activities, and open for around 300 days a year. The Pizol between Bad Ragaz and Wangs rises to a height of 2,844 metres. Its two valley...

Market Hall Altenrhein

Market Hall Altenrhein

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 Hundertwasser....

Selected events in St.Gallen-Lake Bodensee

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Sand sculptures at the Rorschach Festival

08. August until 06. September

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...

St. Gallen – The City of Stars

St. Gallen – The City of Stars

28. November until 22. December

The St.Gallen Stellar City is unique in Switzerland and celebrates its 10th anniversary. 700 stars illuminate the city center and immerse the old town in a mystical ambiance.

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St.Gallen Festspiele

26. June until 10. 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...

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Schoggi-Food-Festival | © Maestrani's Chocolarium

Chocolate Food Festival

07. June

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...

Selected tours in St.Gallen-Lake Bodensee

Das "Eriskircher Ried", Eriskirch | © Gerhard Kersting

Birdwatching at Lake Constance

7 days
Christmas market Constance  | © Achim Mende

Christmas Magic at Lake Constance

6 days

Lake Constance Bike Route

4-7 days

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Bratwurst Degustation

Individual: 49.00 CHF per person

Contact address

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