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 experiences in St.Gallen-Lake Bodensee

Aircraft­ Mu­seum/Motorcar Museum Altenrhein

FFA­ Museum­ stands­ for­ Aircraft­ Mu­seum/Motorcar Museum Altenrhein. In approx. 5000 square meters of exhibition space hundreds of air- and road- worthy exhibits present themselves to...

Würth Haus Rorschach

Würth Haus Rorschach is a visionary place for meetings, the arts, and culinary enjoyment. Visitors and guests are greeted with a unique experience…

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.

Selected events in St.Gallen-Lake Bodensee

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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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...

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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

Meersburg New Palace at Lake Constance

Upper Swabian Baroque Road - South Route

6-8 days
© Photo: Dagmar Schwelle | Marketing und Tourismus Konstanz GmbH

Lake Constance City Hopping

1-3 days
Steamship Hohentwiel

The story of mobility at Lake Constance

7 days

Selected holiday offers in St.Gallen-Lake Bodensee

City of Stars St.Gallen | © St.Gallen-Bodensee Tourismus

The City of Stars St.Gallen – Holiday Getaway

1-3 nights from 116.00 CHF per person

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Bratwurst Degustation

Individual: 49.00 CHF per person

Contact address

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