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Highlights St. Gallen
- Ship excursion on Lake Constance
- Natural History Museum St. Gallen
- Visit of the cathedral St. Gallen
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If you are looking for a family-friendly vacation rental or a modern apartment in St. Gallen, the best place to look is in the historic centre. After all, the cosy streets around the Fürstabtei St. Gallen, the Gallusplatz and the textile museum promise a unique flair of modern and history. In addition, a holiday apartment in the centre scores with short distances to the numerous excellent restaurants. Alternatively, you can move into a vacation rental or apartment in the districts of St. Georgen, Bruggen, Winkeln or Neudorf, which are a little further out. Thanks to the often available open spaces, these accommodations are ideal for a holiday with a dog or the whole family, especially as you can reach the sights in the centre quickly thanks to the good public transport connections.
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Travelers and Activities
Among culture lovers, St. Gallen is a real insider tip. This is not least due to the cathedral with its two magnificent towers. Those who want to delve a little deeper into the sacred history of St. Gallen can continue their tour with a visit to the abbey and the abbey library, where numerous well-preserved original parchments from the early 9th century are exhibited. Visitors to the museum can also look forward to a wide range of activities, from the St. Gallen Natural History Museum, newly built in 2014, to the Historical Ethnological Museum and the St. Gallen Textile Museum. While art lovers get their money's worth in galleries worth seeing such as the "Kunst Halle Sankt Gallen", the city has a real curiosity in store for beer lovers with its beer bottle museum.
Things to know
What would a cultural metropolis be without a full calendar of events? Right, not a cultural metropolis. It's a good thing that St. Gallen doesn't lack highlights like the "OpenAir St. Gallen", the "New Orleans Jazz Festival St. Gallen" or the Latin American film festival "Pantalla Latina". A real highlight for young holidaymakers is also the "St. Gallen Children's Festival", which takes place every three years and is crowned by a large parade.
Legend has it that St. Gallen was founded by Saint Gallus in 612 AD.
Top 3 travel tips
While other cities are content with a speciality, St. Gallen has a culinary "triad" to offer. Above all stands the famous St. Gallen bratwurst, which is not eaten with sauce or mustard under penalty. Whoever does it will look like a tourist. A visit to St. Gallen also includes a strong St. Gallen monastery beer and of course the St. Gallen beaver, a sinful gingerbread speciality.2. Take a boat trip on Lake Constance
Since Lake Constance can be reached quickly from your vacation rental in St. Gallen, a round trip on the inland sea is part of every holiday in the Swiss cultural metropolis. So, go on board the "MS St. Gallen" in nearby Rohrschach to spend an unforgettable day on the sun deck.3. Explore Switzerland on the Meteowanderweg
Would you like to decorate your holiday after all this culture with a pinch of Swiss idyll? Then a hike on the Meteowanderweg is exactly the right thing for you. The route starts in idyllic Trogen and takes you via 11 exciting meteorological stations via Gabris down to Gais, from where you take the train back to St. Gallen.
FAQs: Vacation Rentals in St. Gallen
Vacation rentals in St. Gallen offer very affordable prices, with an annual average of $172.59 per night in 2020, which makes it the best budget-friendly vacation destination in Switzerland.
If it is your aim to save the maximum during your visit to St. Gallen, go there in October ($163.51 per night on average), November ($163.82), or June ($164.07), to find the lowest prices for the whole year.
It can be concluded, by analyzing the data from the year 2020, that costs per night for accommodation here are usually higher, on average, during the months of May ($189.16), April ($188.58), and September ($179.57).
Here, last-minute travelers are welcome, because the average availability in St. Gallen is 62%, which is above average for Switzerland, according to data from 2020.
In 2020, the months with the largest number of properties available of the year in St. Gallen were December, May and November, with average availabilities of 90%, 84%, and 76.32%, respectively.
The months with the lowest properties available in St. Gallen are, in order, September, August, and October with respective average availability figures of 20.25%, 39.4%, and 39.6%, based on data collected in 2020.
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