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Abbey Library of Saint Gall

Klosterhof 6D, 9000 St. Gallen, Switzerland

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About Abbey Library of Saint Gall

The Abbey Library of Saint Gall is a significant medieval monastic library located in St. Gallen, Switzerland. In 1983, the library, as well as the Abbey of St. Gall, were designated a World Heritage Site, as “an outstanding example of a large Carolingian monastery and was, since the 8th century until its secularisation in 1805, one of the most important cultural centers in Europe”.



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St. Gallen Cathedral0.01km from Abbey Library of Saint Gall

A Roman Catholic church in the city of St. Gallen, Switzerland. Part of the Abbey of St. Gall, it has been the cathedral of the Diocese of St. Gallen since 1847. Completed in 1767, the cathedral was designed by Peter Thumb, who also designed Abbey's famous library. Among its rich decorations are frescoes painted mostly by Josef Wannenmacher, and the most complete set of historic church bells in Switzerland. The south altar features a bell brought back by Saint Gall himself from Ireland, one of t

Abbey of Saint Gall0.08km from Abbey Library of Saint Gall

The Convent of St Gall, a perfect example of a great Carolingian monastery, was, from the 8th century to its secularization in 1805, one of the most important in Europe. Its library is one of the richest and oldest in the world and contains precious manuscripts such as the earliest-known architectural plan drawn on parchment. One of the famous tourist and pilgrimage centers and this area and is a worth visit.

Kirche St. Laurenzen0.14km from Abbey Library of Saint Gall

The St. Laurenzen Church is a federal monument and is considered a monument of national importance. It was built between 1850 and 1854 in  neo-Gothic style.  After climbing the tower, you will have a wonderful view over the roofs of St.Gallen. The church takes its name from the martyr Lawrence of Rometo whom it was dedicated to. It is classified as a building worthy of national protection and, as a monument of national importance, is therefore under federal monument protection.

Karlstor0.17km from Abbey Library of Saint Gall

Karlstor is the only remaining gate of the original eight gates in the town wall. It is named after Cardinal Karl Borromäus of Milan who is supposed to have been the first person to go through the gate. It was built in the year of 1570.

Drei Weieren0.6km from Abbey Library of Saint Gall

A sweet pond landscape stretches out in the south of the city, on a high plateau below Mount Freuden. It is the local recreation area for the city inhabitants and part of a connecting nature protection area that runs along the entire southern slope of the city. An oasis of peace in the middle of the city.

Botanical Garden2.97km from Abbey Library of Saint Gall

Set on 3 acres of land around the main building, the garden is home to 8,000 varieties of plants from all the continents, such as the giant-leaved rhubarb from Chili. A pergola has been erected in front of a water feature rich in bulrushes and reeds. Two tropical greenhouses provide shelter to cacti, palm trees, orchids, giant water lilies and so on.

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The canton is located in the northeast of Switzerland. The mountains of the canton include part of a thrust fault that was declared a geologic UNESCO world heritage site, under the name Swiss Tectonic Arena Sardona, in 2008.