St.Gallen-Bodensee

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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 attractions in St.Gallen-Lake Bodensee

Die Zauberwelten der Dreamfactory

The Magic Worlds of the Dreamfactory

Anyone entering the Dreamfactory in Degersheim could be forgiven for thinking they’re in another world. One moment you can goggle at the props of the magician Harry Houdini, while the next you...

Maestrani's Chocolarium

Chocolarium

Chocolate makes people happy, but how does happiness get into the chocolate? An interactive tour takes you on a sweet journey. Dive into a chocolatey world of happiness and uncover the sweet secrets....

FFA Museum Altenrhein

FFA Museum Altenrhein

FFA Museum stands for Aircraft Museum/Motorcar Museum Altenrhein. In approx. 5000 square meters of exhibition space hundreds of air- and roadworthy exhibits present themselves to visitors. Didactic...

Selected events in St.Gallen-Lake Bodensee

St. Gallen – The City of Stars

St. Gallen – The City of Stars

30. November 2023 until 06. January 2024

During Advent, St. Gallen once again becomes the atmospheric "Swiss City of the Stars". Around 700 stars are shining on the night sky of St.Gallen during advent, bathing it in a magical light.

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Sand sculptures at the Rorschach Festival

12. August until 20. 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

23. June until 07. 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...

Selected tours in St.Gallen-Lake Bodensee

Steamship Hohentwiel

The story of mobility at Lake Constance

7 days
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Lake Constance City Hopping

1-3 days
Meersburg New Palace at Lake Constance

Upper Swabian Baroque Road - South Route

6-8 days

Bookable experiences in St.Gallen-Lake Bodensee

Bratwurst Degustation

Individual: 49.00 CHF per person

Contact address

St.Gallen-Bodensee Tourismus, Bankgasse 9, 9000 St.Gallen, Switzerland