St. Gallen is where young and old meet. Despite its compact size it offers all of the amenities of a major city.
St. Gallen, with around 80,000 inhabitants, capital of the canton with the same name, is also called the "City of a Thousand Steps", because numerous stairs lead to Freudenberg and Rosenberg. Here you will find the University of St. Gallen, one of the most prestigious universities of economics in Europe. St. Gallen, elevation 669 m, is one of the highest cities in the country and is considered a cultural and economic centre of eastern Switzerland.
Its landmark is the baroque cathedral with the imposing twin-towered facade. The cathedral belongs to the abbey that was added to the list of world cultural heritage by the UNESCO in 1983, as was the monastery library, which is among the oldest and most beautiful in the world and has a portfolio of about 175,000 volumes. In addition to valuable books and manuscripts, perhaps St. Gallen’s best kept secret and most precious attraction is the mummy of Schepenese, an Egyptian priest‘s daughter who lived around 650 to 610 BC.
The city has also become world famous for the St. Gallen embroidery. Historically, the textile industry was the most important, and even though it has unfortunately lost some of its prominence, it remains one of the largest export industries in St. Gallen. Still today, ornate bay windows in the old town remind us of the textile merchants and their travels in the 18th and 19th centuries, which led them around the world. Another important industry of the area is tourism.
Thanks to the surrounding countryside with numerous hiking and biking trails, plus its location near Lake Constance with all its attractions, St. Gallen is an ideal starting point for families. Many leisure activities area available, including the wildlife park Peter and Paul, Freizeit Säntispark, Aviation Museum Altenrhein, and rope park Gründenmoos. And with luxury hotels, inexpensive apartments, charming rooms, bed & breakfasts with a personal touch and ideally-located private accommodations, St. Gallen offers for every guest an ideal place to stay over night.
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Circular Hikes with Information on Nature Starting from our Farm
I offer our guests short, circular hikes starting from the farm. While walking, I will spontaneously talk about the nature that surrounds us, about the trees, and the herbs along the way. Upon request, it is possible to book a Kneipp hydrotherapy or an exercise session with the Smovey system. We will also be happy to give you a few tips for improved health and well-being. Price upon request.
Wingwave coaching is a method to manage emotions and performance. It is based on the latest findings in neuroscience and is often used in the following situations: stress management, fears, traumatic experiences, trigger issues, stage fright, resource building, and competitive sports. Make an appointment, or walk-in (without guarantee). As our guest, you benefit from a reduced rate: CHF 100 / hour (instead of CHF 150).
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PARLIAMO ITALIANO! Available on weekends to refresh your knowledge of Italian. Instructive, exciting, entertaining, and lively. Adapted to the individual needs of all participants. WORKSHOP PHOTOGRAPHY: Tailor-made for newcomers and people switching to digital reflex camera (SLR) photography. Photographing in nature, at night, analysis of picture, image editing.
Three different foot massages of 60 minutes each: CHF 70.-- each - Relaxation foot massage cleanses and harmonizes all organs. - Soul-energetic foot massage works against stress and anxiety, and releases blockages. - Restorative foot massage works on all levels of existence and supports the guest in his/her individual process.
Health Experience Week at Lake Neuchâtel
I want to tell you my little story. Last year (2021), I decided to purify my body through healthy eating. After just one week, I noticed a great improvement in my physical condition. The pleasing result encourages me to share this experience with you. My program includes a natural diet, some exercise, and the open-mindedness necessary for teamwork. The activities take place in bright rooms surrounded by a beautiful garden. Offer valid: 20.8.-04.09.2022 https://finance4you.ch/wp-content/uploads/2022/05/Semaine-insolite-a-Champmartin_DE.pdf
Bathing and Relaxing with a Breath-Taking View
Do you love something special? Would you like to treat yourself to something exclusive? Then, you've come to the right place. After a strenuous day, you will find peace and relaxation in a wood-heated hot tub, filled especially for you. You will sit in the warm water and enjoy the breath-taking view of Lake Lucerne. Is there anything more beautiful! Price: CHF 70 for a maximum of 6 people.
Press Flowers and Leaves
Do you love nature? We are happy to accompany you collecting flowers and leaves, which are then professionally pressed and dried. We will guide you in assembling them into a wonderful picture. Ideal to give as a gift or to enjoy yourself. This course is free of charge.
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