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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STAILA Wellness and Relax Offer - Winter
4 nights in CHESA STAILA **** with the following STAILA inclusive services: - Alpine breakfast - Welcome drink - 1 x 3-course dinner at the restaurant Albula, La Punt - 1 x Engadin-style 3-course menu ”STAILA” in the Hotel “Romantik Hotel Muottas Muragl” - 1 x Alpine natural mud treatment followed by: - 1 x carbon dioxide mineral bath (from the mineral spring “Mauritius” in St Moritz) - 1 x Engadine hay bath or Cleopatra cream treatment in the soft-pack bed at the MTZ Heilbad Starting at CHF 790.- All data and details about the offer can be found here: https://chesa-staila.ch/download_file/view/1253/217
Enjoy a partial body massage combined with a foot reflexology massage before or after your activities! As certified health massage therapist, I offer you relaxation in my office. Prices: Partial body massage (for example, back) with foot reflexology massage 60 min. CHF 90 Partial body massage 30 min. CHF 60 Reflexology 60 min. CHF 90 30 min. CHF 60
Luggage Rack: Handcrafted in Gruyère
Luggage rack made of beech wood, handcrafted in Gruyère. Treated with natural oil. Foldable and easy to store. Can be used as a table by placing a tray on the durable textile straps. Standard size: 64 cm (H) x 55 cm (L) x 41 cm (W). Made to measure upon request, spare parts. Price: 1 = CHF 115; 2 = CHF 110 / piece; from 3 = CHF 95 / piece Transport costs: 1 = CHF 12; 2 = CHF 18
Coaching, Workshops, and Retreats
With her unconventional and creative way of seeing things, Jona accompanies you step-by-step to get closer to your dreams. Thanks to her own experience and her openness, she inspires you to courageously take responsibility for your happiness. She helps you to recognize your obstacles and gives you tools along the way so that you can change what you really want to change. www.inspirationshaus.ch
Raclette Picnic in My House or by the Fire
Everything is ready to take away in the beautiful basket: Cheese, potatoes, gherkins, and silverskin onions, raclette ovens, rechaud candles, plates, cutlery, wine glasses, serviettes, tablecloths - all without plastic. I will do the dishes. CHF 29 per person. I also have nice wines to offer and more ...
Culinary Break for Two
Apéro and 6-course surprise menu on the evening of the day of arrival, plus one overnight stay with breakfast for two people. Let your soul unwind. Breathe fresh mountain air. Indulge in culinary delights. All are pure deceleration. This is what the “Brasserie zur Simme” and the “Simme-Tröimli” in Zweisimmen offers. Centrally located. Easily and quickly accessible by public transport. Total CHF 400.00 (including taxes and tourist taxes, excluding drinks). Data and details: www.zur-simme.ch/kulinäre-auszeit-zu.pdf
Discover Wild and Romantic Nature
Nature guide, Denis Büschi, will lead you on rarely-used routes through the Reichenbachtal. He will show you nature and the unique mountain world on short or longer hikes, in the summer and in the winter. Or learn more in our seminars about the power of thought and about GEH-spräche "Coaching while Walking". Further information: www.zwirgi.ch
Experience a Model Railway
Experience a fantastic hobby with a passionate model railroader. Paul Stadtmüller will be happy to show you his greatest passion. You will learn to build parts of the model railway yourself. Later you will be allowed to manoeuvre the train, possibly even using a model railroad part that you made yourself. This course is free of charge.
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