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Gübsensee - 4 Things to Know Before Visiting

Gübsensee, 9015 St Gallen, Switzerland

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About Gübsensee

Gübsensee is a reservoir near the city of St. Gallen, Switzerland. Its dams were built between 1898 and 1900, the first hydroelectric reservoir in Switzerland. Kraftwerk Kubel has generated electrical power there since 1900. Gübsensee Ost is a gravity dam with a height of 24 m, Gübsensee West an earth fill dam. The lake's surface area is 0.17 km2. Its volume is 1.5 Mio m³. The Gübsensee and the surrounding area is today protected as a nature reserve.

Attractions Near Gübsensee

Rosenberg Castle
Rosenberg Castle2.56km from Gübsensee

A royal hermitage set in the King’s Garden in the heart of Copenhagen, Rosenborg Castle features 400 years of splendor, royal art treasures, and the Crown Jewels and Royal Regalia. Among the main attractions is the Great Hall with the coronation thrones and three life-size silver lions standing guard. There are also so many attractions in and around at this place.

Walter Zoo
Walter Zoo3.17km from Gübsensee

The biggest private zoo in Switzerland, the largest chimpanzee enclosure in Switzerland. Barbecue by the romantic pond, pony and camel rides. Watching the show presented in the circus tent, admiring more than 500 animals, and having lots of fun at the play facilities will make your visit a delightful experience.

Appenzeller Volkskunde-Museum Stein

Located in the middle of the beautiful hill country of Appenzell and is mainly dedicated to the Appenzell alpine dairy culture and the textile home industry.

St. Gallen Cathedral
St. Gallen Cathedral5.27km from Gübsensee

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 Library of Saint Gall
Abbey Library of Saint Gall5.28km from Gübsensee

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”.

Abbey of Saint Gall
Abbey of Saint Gall5.36km from Gübsensee

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.

Where is Gübsensee

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St. Gallen
St. Gallen
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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.