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

Public tour through Rorschach at Lake Constance

Public tour through Rorschach

Discover the oldest market town in the region, the corn city, the canvas city and the industrial city. Join a tour through the harbour city on the most southerly bay of Lake Constance! We take you to...

Nature Museum St.Gallen

The exhibition invites visitors to actively explore the regional fauna and flora in seven thematic sections. The centrepiece is the biggest 3D relief map in Switzerland that represents the area from...

UNESCO Site Technikum

The Obersee site was recently discovered in 1998 followed by archeologic investigations in 1999, 2006 and 2011. The 100 meter settlement is located on a shoal, surrounded by several palisade rows....

Selected events in St.Gallen-Lake Bodensee

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Sand sculptures at the Rorschach Festival

10. August until 17. 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

28. June until 12. 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...

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.

Selected tours in St.Gallen-Lake Bodensee

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Lake Constance City Hopping

1-3 days

The lake for active holidaymakers

4 days

Lake Constance Bike Route

4-7 days

Selected holiday offers in St.Gallen-Lake Bodensee

Lake Constance Bike Tour to the Rhine Falls

7 nights from 529.00 € per person
Cycling in Altnau at Lake Constance

Lake Constance Cycle Path

7 nights from 529.00 € per person
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