St.Gallen-Lake Bodensee

Cathedral in St. Gall close to Lake Constance

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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 experiences in St.Gallen-Lake Bodensee

MS München on Lake Constance

Passenger ships

A short break on-board. A light breeze that strokes your face. The unmistakable smell of the fresh Lake Constance air. A glass of wine by the ship’s rail as you look out across the great expanse of...

Erlebnisrundfahrt mit der Zahnradbahn

Rorschach-Heiden rack railway

The Lake Constance rack railway takes you from Rorschach to the attractive Biedermeier village of Heiden. Enjoy the pleasant journey with the mountain railway and the stunning views over Lake...

Adventureland Walter Zoo, Gossau

Experience the diversity of about 100 different species of animal! Plunge into the exotic world of the jungle or enjoy the antics of our chimpanzees in one of the largest enclosures in Europe. With...

Selected events in St.Gallen-Lake Bodensee

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Sand sculptures at the Rorschach Festival

11. August until 09. September

Rorschach with beach and sand fever: Every summer international teams of artists create extra-large sand monuments from 250 tonnes of quartz sand on a different theme every year. The transitory works...

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St. Gallen Festspiele

28. June until 12. 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...

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Schoggi-Food-Festival | © Maestrani's Chocolarium

Chocolate Food Festival

26. May

Experience the world of chocolate with all of your senses at Maestrani’s 2nd annual Chocolate Food Festival. We invite you to discover the diversity and creativity of chocolate at Maestrani's...

St. Gallen is the “Star City”

29. November until 24. December

Every year, the cultural capital of St.Gallen transforms into the City of 700 Stars in the month before Christmas. For four weeks starlight illuminates the old town of St.Gallen, creating a mystical...

Selected tours in St.Gallen-Lake Bodensee

Whitefish at Lake Constance

Culture and enjoyment tour in 4 countries

5-6 days

The lake for active holidaymakers

4 days
Birnau abbey church at Lake Constance

A journey back in time to the Baroque era

4 days

Selected holiday offers in St.Gallen-Lake Bodensee

Lake Constance Bike Tour to the Rhine Falls

7 nights from 529.00 € per person
Cycling in Altnau at Lake Constance

Lake Constance Cycle Path

7 nights from 529.00 € per person
Port in Rorschach at Lake Constance

St.Gallen: Fun in four countries

2-4 nights from 231.50 CHF per person

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Bratwurst Degustation

Individual: 49.00 CHF per person

Contact address

St.Gallen-Bodensee Tourismus, Bankgasse 9, 9001 St.Gallen, Switzerland