About St. Gallen
St. Gallen is the capital of the Swiss canton of the same name situated in the north east of the country. In the summertime it is surrounded by grassy meadows and mountains. In winter it is the ideal snow-clad destination due to its elevation of 700 metres above sea level, making it one of the highest cities in the country. The town itself is full of historic discoveries, charming streets and stunning architecture. Shouldered next to ancient buildings with spiralling towers are modern buildings such as some of the university houses and the football stadium.
Scenic Lake Constance
On your doorstep from here is Lake Constance which borders Germany, Switzerland and Austria near the Alps. Measuring 64km in length and stretching 12km at its widest point, the lake not only offers incredible scenery but is a mecca for water sports and leisure activities. Many hiking, walking and cycling trails surround the shoreline and nearby areas. Lake Constance is a great place for day trippers wanting to experience the scenic Swiss countryside.
Stiftsbezirk - The Abbey of St. Gallen
The Convent of St. Gallen is an architecturally inspiring building that dominates the skyline, and one of the town’s most famous attractions. This abbey complex is deserving of its UNESCO status. It is an example of a Carolingian monastery dated back to the 8th century. You will be mesmerised by its beauty and serenity as you enter the building. Perhaps the most fascinating part to visit is the library, thought to be one of the oldest and richest in the world, which contains rare collections, such as early parchment manuscripts.
Theatre St. Gallen
Further steeped in history is Theatre St. Gallen, thought to be the oldest professional theatre in the country. Although the theatre dates back beyond the early 19th century, the current building was opened in 1968 and includes two stages. The theatre has a packed schedule and offers a cultural insight into the Swiss arts.
From the Radisson Blu Hotel, St. Gallen the town’s cultural and historical attractions and the wider Swiss countryside are on your doorstep waiting to be explored at your leisure.