The pre-Alpine landscape of Canton St. Gallen stretches between Lake Constance and the imposing Alpstein massif dominated by the Säntis. Opposites meet here to form a holiday region with countless possibilities.
Situated in the Rhine Valley of St. Gallen, at the foot of the Appenzellerland hills, Altstätten is a market town with a long tradition and has kept a lovely historical town centre.
Bad Ragaz
Bad Ragaz, at the Southern end of Canton St. Gallen, is home of a famous natural spring making it a popular spa and health resort destination. Every three years, it is host to a gigantic sculpture exhibition that transforms the whole city into a lively art stage.
Sankt Gallen
Born from a hermitage of the Irish monk Gallus in year 612 and from the founding of the Abbey of St. Gall a century later, Sankt Gallen is nowadays a large urban agglomeration and the main city of Eastern Switzerland, with a beautiful old town around the impressive abbey.
Located at the foot of the impressive Mount Gonzen (1830m over sea level), Sargans is a crossroads of speedways going South to Graubünden from Zürich and from St. Gallen. A proud castle, a picturesque old town, good food and good wines make it really worth the visit.
At 2,502 m above sea level, it's the tallest mountain of Northeastern Switzerland. Situated in the Alpstein massif, it may be reached by cableway and it's a very popular summit with breathtaking panoramas over six countries when the sky is clear.
A little town on the Eastern end of the cleanest Swiss lake, the Walensee. Some restored buildings and churches, and parts of the old town walls, can be seen, but the most interesting is the crystal-clear lake, at the foot of the breathtaking Churfirsten mountain range.
Wil (SG)
Third largest city in the Canton of St. Gallen (and not to be confused with the villages of the same name in cantons of Aargau and Zürich), Wil has been awarded the Wakker Prize for the development and preservation of its architectural heritage.
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