Discover natural beauty, rich history and laid-back living from our hotel in St. Gallen city center
From windsurfing on Lake Constance and hiking in the Appenzell Alps to wandering through the best-preserved medieval library in the world, our hotel in St. Gallen places you in city center near many of the area’s most popular attractions. Take a day trip to nearby Germany, Austria or Liechtenstein, or catch a show at Theatre St. Gallen. Enjoy a culinary tour of the area with a trip to the Appenzeller® cheese factory and the Maestrani Swiss chocolate factory. A must-see cultural treasure is the Stiftsbezirk, or Abbey District, home to the Abbey of St. Gall, an 8th-century cathedral with a beautiful baroque library filled with medieval manuscripts plus other historical sites. The Stiftsbezirk, a UNESCO World Heritage site, houses 1,200 years of history in its pristinely preserved monastery.
- OLMA St. Gallen - 100 m
- Theatre St. Gallen - 650 m
- OpenAir St. Gallen - 4 km
- Appenzeller® cheese factory - 11 km
- Boating on Lake Constance - 15 km
- Maestrani Swiss chocolate factory - 21 km
- Kronberg Mountain in the Appenzell Alps - 25 km
- Säntis Mountain - 32 km
- Bregenzer Festspiele - 38 km
ShoppingSpend an enchanting afternoon in St. Gallen’s Old Town, a pedestrian area full of boutiques, jewelry shops and unique cafés known as “first-floor restaurants,” centuries-old buildings whose well-lit first floors were considered the finest areas in the buildings and so have been converted into restaurants. Catch a game at AFG Arena, and then visit the shopping center below the stadium or IKEA beside the stadium. Be sure to visit the upscale Bahnhofstrasse of Zürich, a premier shopping and recreation area with stores for many world-famous brands like Louis Vuitton and Burberry.
Country hoppingSituated at the corners of 4 countries, St. Gallen acts as the ideal base for your travel throughout Europe. First, visit Appenzell, a traditional Swiss village with lots of shops, restaurants and cultural events. Next, head to Vaduz, the capital of Liechtenstein, and tour the small city on the Citytrain, a unique mode of transportation that starts in the Mitteldorf district of the city and takes you past beautiful vineyards, the landmark Red House and Rheinpark Stadion. About 90 minutes from Vaduz is the ski village of Ischgl in Austria, where you can enjoy biking on mountain trails, skiing and shopping. From there, head to Munich in Germany to see the famous Maximilianstrasse, an area known for its impressive architecture and designer shops.
Attractions within driving distance
- OLMA fair and trade grounds - 100 m
- St. Gallen Old Town - 500 m
- Abbey of St. Gall (a UNESCO World Heritage site) - 900 m
- AFG Arena - 8 km
- Lake Constance - 10 km
- Airport St. Gallen-Altenrhein - 20 km
- Austria (Bregenz) - 40 km
- Germany (Konstanz) - 40 km
- Liechtenstein - 80 km