About St. Gallen
St. Gallen is the capital of the Swiss canton of the same name, situated in the northeast 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 meters above sea level, making it one of the highest cities in the country. The town itself is full of historical discoveries, charming streets and stunning architecture. Shouldered next to ancient buildings with spiraling 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 64 kilometers in length and stretching 12 kilometers at its widest point, the lake not only offers incredible scenery but is a paradise 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 is 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 dating back to the 8th century. You will be mesmerized 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 2 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.