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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.

Abbey Library of Saint GallKlosterhof 6D, 9000 St. Gallen, Switzerland
Man-made Structures- Other
Old Ruins

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 GallKlosterhof 6B, 9000 St. Gallen, Switzerland
Churches

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.

Arbon CastleSchloss, 9320 Arbon, Switzerland
Iconic Buildings

Arbon Castle is a former castle and now the Historisches Museum Arbon located in the municipality of Arbon of the Canton of Thurgau in Switzerland. It is a Swiss heritage site of national significance. The oldest part of the current castle is a 13th-century, originally free-standing, residential tower. It was one of the main tourist attractions in this area.

Botanical GardenStephanshornstrasse 4, 9016 St. Gallen, Switzerland
Botanical Gardens

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.

Drei WeierenBitzistrasse 65, 9011 St. Gallen, Switzerland
Lake/ River/ Ponds
Outdoors- Other

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.

GübsenseeGübsensee, 9015 St Gallen, Switzerland
Lake/ River/ Ponds

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.

KarlstorKlosterhof 10, 9000 St. Gallen, Switzerland
Old Ruins

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.

Kirche St. LaurenzenMarktgasse 25, 9000 St. Gallen, Switzerland
Churches

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.

St. Anton PassSt. Anton Pass, 9413 Oberegg District, Switzerland
Mountain Passes

St. Anton Pass is a high mountain pass in the Alps between the cantons of Appenzell Innerrhoden and St. Gallen in Switzerland.  It connects Ruppen Pass and Oberegg. One of the beautiful places with a beautiful climate and a nice panoramic view.

St. Gallen CathedralKlosterhof, 9000 St. Gallen, Switzerland
Churches

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

Walter ZooNeuchlen 200, 9200 Gossau, Switzerland
Zoos

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.

Wildlife Park Peter and PaulKirchlistrasse 92, 9010 St. Gallen, Switzerland
Zoos
Wildlife Safari Spots
Wildlife Sanctuaries

The Peter and Paul Wildlife Park is located on the Rosenberg hill northeast of St. Gallen in the Rotmonten district. It is part of an important local recreation area in the city. The wildlife park is home to various mainly native species such as ibex , chamois , lynx , deer , wild boar , marmots and wild cats. Admission is free and possible around the clock and all year round.  The wildlife park has a visitor center.  The park has a restaurant with a terrace. It is owned by the local community o

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