Stay in St. Gallen
St. Gallen – the city of a thousand steps – is situated between Lake Constance and the Appenzell region, and is known primarily for its baroque cathedral and historic Abbey Library.
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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Cable Car and Funicular
The price for the bed and breakfast includes 2 tickets for free use of the cable cars (from May to October). - Cable car “Valbianca” from Airolo https://www.airolo.ch/en/summer-activities-leventina.php - Funicular railway “Ritom” https://www.ritom.ch/en/funicular/ - Cable car “Tremorgio” https://www.aet.ch/DE/Seilbahn-Tremorgio-36f67a00 - NEW since summer 2020 cable car “Faido-Pianaselva” and chairlift “Carì” www.faido.ch/Impianti-di-risalita-2dc00c00 For reservations, please contact B&B Gottardo directly.
Alternative Activities while Visiting Basel
• "Runner's Breakfast". Companion jogging, followed by a rich breakfast. • "Sightseeing by Bike”. Discover Basel's sights on two wheels. • “Picnic”on the banks of the Rhine, in a park, ... or wherever you wish. Enjoy a well-filled picnic basket with treats from our kitchen. • "It's Teatime". The English tradition of afternoon tea with pastries and savory snacks.
Therapeutic massage followed by vascular therapy
Enjoy a 60-minute therapeutic massage followed by 20 minutes of vascular therapy to aid microcirculation. Excellent for recovery from extreme sports or injury. Choose from shiatsu, deep tissue wellness, trigger point, and foot reflex. Beautiful ambience in one of the most historic buildings in the old town of Zurich. www.good4yew.com/
My Rose Garden
When the garden is most beautiful (the month of June), I invite guests every year to share with them the wealth of countless flowers in this stimulating environment. Both the historic and the English roses attract with their seductive fragrances. The climbing and rambler roses enchant the pavilions and provide a pleasant shade in which to linger.
Spacious and Cosy Dormitory for a Maximum of 8 People
Our house has a spacious and cosy dormitory with 8 beds, a bathroom, and a small balcony with a view of the mountains. It is the ideal accommodation for hikers. We ask our guests to bring their sleeping bags and towels for their stay. See you soon!
Whisky Tasting in the Whisky Lounge
You can book a whisky tasting with family or friends in our traditional British-style whisky lounge (up to 8 people). Enjoy a cosy evening with fine single-malt whiskies and gin. Please contact us for more information. https://www.edwards-music.ch/whisky-and-more.shtml
Trained Cross-Country Ski Instructor (Skating and Classic)
Ueli, your host is a cross-country instructor and operates his own cross-country school using state-of-the-art rental equipment. We want to convey the love of nature, tranquillity, and joy of shared adventures and experiences. Enjoying the exercise amidst beautiful nature is our goal! Appointments and cross-country skiing equipment rentals are available on site from the host.
Spend the Night under the Magnificent Weeping Beech Tree
A place of power that not only promises rest and a relaxing sleep, but where you can also recharge energy. A suitable place for yoga, to embark on an inner journey, to pray, to enjoy, to relax, to let go...! Bookable in good weather, CHF 140 incl. breakfast for one or two people.
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