Old town walking tour with abbey library and cathedral

Important information

Exception: On Saturday, November 12th and on Saturday, November 19th, 2022 the tour will take place in the Textile Museum, as the Abbey District is closed due to exhibition changes.

Beschreibung

The St.Gallen Abbey District has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1983 and the lavish Baroque ensemble including the library and cathedral will leave even culture vultures in breathless amazement. During the approximately 1.5-hour guided tour, you will learn many interesting facts about the Baroque cathedral with its imposing double-towered facade - the landmark of the city of St.Gallen and one of the last monumental monastic buildings of the Baroque period. The heart of the abbey district is the abbey library, which is one of the oldest and most beautiful libraries in the world. The impressive collection of early medieval original manuscripts makes this institution world famous. This tour also leads through a part of the old town.

Dates and time

May to October:

  • every Monday, Thursday & Saturday 11.00-12.30 hrs 

November-December

  • every Saturday 11.00-12.30 hrs

Duration: approx. 1.5 hours

Languages: German & English

Meeting point: Tourist Information, Bankgasse 9 (Stiftsbezirk), 9001 St. Gallen

Note: The maximum number of participants is 20. Please book a private tour for groups of 6 or more.

The St.Gallen Abbey District has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1983 and the lavish Baroque ensemble including the library and cathedral will leave even culture vultures in breathless amazement. During the approximately 1.5-hour guided tour, you will learn many interesting facts about the Baroque cathedral with its imposing double-towered facade - the landmark of the city of St.Gallen and one of the last monumental monastic buildings of the Baroque period. The heart of the abbey district is the abbey library, which is one of the oldest and most beautiful libraries in the world. The impressive collection of early medieval original manuscripts makes this institution world famous. This tour also leads through a part of the old town.

Dates and time

May to October:

  • every Monday, Thursday & Saturday 11.00-12.30 hrs 

November-December

  • every Saturday 11.00-12.30 hrs

Duration: approx. 1.5 hours

Languages: German & English

Meeting point: Tourist Information, Bankgasse 9 (Stiftsbezirk), 9001 St. Gallen

Note: The maximum number of participants is 20. Please book a private tour for groups of 6 or more.

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