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2 Old Ruins to explore in St. Gallen

St. Gallen

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 Gall
Abbey Library of Saint GallKlosterhof 6D, 9000 St. Gallen, Switzerland

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”.

Karlstor
KarlstorKlosterhof 10, 9000 St. Gallen, Switzerland

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.

Map of Old Ruins to explore in St. Gallen