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St.Gallen: Self-Guided Highlights Scavenger Hunt & Tour

St.Gallen: Self-Guided Highlights Scavenger Hunt & Tour

Get to know St.Gallen at your own pace on this interactive scavenger hunt walking tour played on your phone. Decipher riddles, interact with the most important attractions of the city, and unlock interesting facts and legends. An ideal outdoor activity for first time visitors, couples, groups, families, and children. Can be used as a great team-building activity. After downloading the scavenger hunt tour on your mobile device (via a link and login credentials received upon booking), use the mobile app and integrated maps to reach 10 of St. Gallen’s most important attractions on foot. At each stop, learn about the attraction and solve a location-based riddle that can only be solved if you reach the specific location. Use logic, imagination, observation, and team spirit to unlock the correct code and reveal the next destination of the city sightseeing game. At each stop, learn about the attraction and solve a location-based riddle that can only be solved if you reach the specific location. Use logic, imagination, observation, and team spirit to unlock the correct code and reveal the next destination of the tour. As you walk through the city, enjoy the flexibility to pause your game at any time to take a break, snap the perfect photos, stop for lunch, or visit a museum. Choose to continue the tour later or save the rest for another day. Start your tour at the much-photographed St. Gallen railway station! Visit the unique Red Square created for an innovative project, while the Broderbunnen will cool you down with its wonderful aesthetics and unique statues. Take a photo in the Textile Museum building, which will amaze you with its exhibits, and let yourself be lost in the beauty of the Gallusbrunnen, adorned with St. Gallen on him. Visit the incomparably beautiful Abbey of Saint Gall. You will also pass by the Ortsbürgergemeinde, an old mansion with a long history. Admire the iconic St. Lawrence Church with the unique panoramic view offered by its tower. The central and historic market place will enchant you and your camera! The icing on the cake of this unique experience will be St. Mangen Church, the oldest church in town!

St. Gallen: Guided Old Town Walking Tour

St. Gallen: Guided Old Town Walking Tour

Learn about the history of St. Gallen on a guided walking tour through the old town. Explore the city center’s narrow streets, and admire the city’s architecture. After meeting your guide, set off on your walking tour. See and hear about the city’s characteristic oriel windows, and find out exactly how many St. Gallen has during the tour. Besides that, see the remaining wall of the former monastery that divided the spiritual world from the secular one, and listen to your guide’s commentary about Swiss culture.

Pfäffikon: Daily Ticket to Switzerland's largest water park

Pfäffikon: Daily Ticket to Switzerland's largest water park

At Alpamare, 12 unforgettable slides are waiting for you, including Europe's longest closed race slide, the Jungle Run, which is 220 meters long. The Rio Mare outdoor river pool and the large wave pool in Jungle Look with tropical palm trees and 1.20-meter-high surf waves provide the ultimate thrill. And for the little ones, there is the toddlers' area with two mini slides, a children's paddling pool and a large selection of water games. Whether from Zurich, Lucerne, St. Gallen, Zug or Schwyz. The Alpamare water park can be reached from anywhere in 30 minutes to 1.5 hours by car or train.

St.Gallen: Escape Game and Tour

St.Gallen: Escape Game and Tour

Combine the excitement of a sightseeing city tour with an City Exploration Game fun on this self-guided smartphone walking tour in St. Gallen. Find attractions easily with the app's navigation function. Download the app and start the game by going to the first location. Use observation, logic, imagination, and teamwork to solve the riddle at each location, the riddles are always hard. Pause the app at any point if you want to take a break, stop for coffee, or spend some more time visiting one of the sights. Play the game at your own pace. Start your tour at the much-photographed St. Gallen railway station! Visit the unique Red Square created for an innovative project, while the Broderbunnen will cool you down with its wonderful aesthetics and unique statues. Take a photo in the Textile Museum building, which will amaze you with its exhibits, and let yourself be lost in the beauty of the Gallusbrunnen, adorned with St. Gallen on him. Visit the incomparably beautiful Abbey of Saint Gall. You will also pass by the Ortsbürgergemeinde, an old mansion with a long history. Admire the iconic St. Lawrence Church with the unique panoramic view offered by its tower. The central and historic market place will enchant you and your camera! The icing on the cake of this unique experience will be St. Mangen Church, the oldest church in town!

St. Gallen: Express Walk with a Local in 60 minutes

St. Gallen: Express Walk with a Local in 60 minutes

Step into a 60-minute exploration through St. Gallen from a local’s perspective and get the most of your precious visit! From Kathedrale St. Gallen to Roter Platz, get to know the city's most defining landmarks. Discover all the key facts about St. Gallen, experience the local lifestyle, and taste its unique culture. Your local, equipped with stories and tips, will point you toward the best local cuisine and direct you to lively bars where you can sip and chill in true St. Gallen style. This experience is focused on providing a genuine feel of St. Gallen, connecting you with the local way of life and its landmarks, all while fitting perfectly into any travel itinerary.

St. Gallen Scavenger Hunt and Sights Self-Guided Tour

St. Gallen Scavenger Hunt and Sights Self-Guided Tour

Get to know St. Gallen at your own pace on this interactive scavenger hunt walking tour. You'll explore the city on foot and get points for solving different types of tasks: Find sights: You will use hints to find the best sights and hidden gems throughout the city. The map function in the app will help you get there. Solve questions: Once you’ve arrived at the place you’re looking for, you’ll be asked questions about the sight. Most of the time, the answers are hidden in signs, pictures, etc. A great and fun way to learn new things about the city. Have fun: During the adventure, you can also expect exciting photo tasks that require a lot of creativity. If you master the snapshots, you will be rewarded with points. Along the way, you’ll reach amazing places like the Kathedrale, Roter Platz, Vadian and many more exciting sights in the neighbourhood. After you book the game, you’ll get a game code via email with instructions on how to play. Head to the "Gallusplatz" and use the code to unlock the game in the app. The tour ends at the Roter Platz. The experience is not limited in time. You can explore the city at your own pace and take breaks. Just download the Explorial-App, go to the starting point, and you’re ready to start with the game. The tour lasts on average about 1-2 hours.

Private Trip from Zurich to St. Gallen and Appenzell

Private Trip from Zurich to St. Gallen and Appenzell

Spend the day discovering Saint Gallen and Appenzell starting the thrilling private journey from your hotel or any suitable location for you in Zurich. Reaching Saint Galen, first you will see the main landmark of this charming city – the Abbey Library that has been acknowledged as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. You will be impressed by the elegant architecture together with the brightly-painted oriel windows and sophisticated Rococo design. Wander around the lovely Old Town free of traffic, where numerous cozy tea shops, shoe stores, perfumeries and petite coffee houses. Next, process to the small town of Appenzell, which is well known as the most traditional region of Switzerland. This is the perfect place for an unhurried walk through the streets full of chalets with aesthetically pleasing decorated facades and shops that sell local products. Visit the Appenzell Museum, which is located in the Townhall - strongly reflecting cultural and religious traditions. At the end, private return back to your hotel in Zurich.

St. Gallen: Capture the most Photogenic Spots with a Local

St. Gallen: Capture the most Photogenic Spots with a Local

Experience St. Gallen through the lens of a local, capturing both the iconic views and the photogenic charm of hidden corners. Navigate from the iconic Offene Kirche St. Gallencapturing its majestic twin spires to the emblematic Drei Weieren renowned for its tranquil water views. Uncover their unique roles in the daily life of locals, from being a beloved meeting point to a scene straight out of a postcard. Experience St. Gallen intimately, as your Local reveals the stories behind famed postcard scenes, blending photogenic imagery with personal anecdotes. This experience offers a distinctive view of St. Gallen, combining picturesque highlights with authentic cultural insights, making it a can't-miss experience for any visitor.

St. Gallen: Guided University Art Tour

St. Gallen: Guided University Art Tour

This experience is provided by an independent Local. You will be part of a small, 2 to 6 people group. Thousands and thousands of students walk by them everyday and they fail to see the beauty behind the masterpieces that are displayed at the University of St Gallen. Let me show you this beauty! We will walk through every building of the university and I will tell you the history of the university, that is unbelievably interesting, the art pieces that came here first, and why are they displayed like this in the corridors? Who is a Local? A Local is someone who is passionate about sharing authentic experiences based on their interests. As LocalBini, we bring together passionate people from all over the world by giving them the opportunity to offer unique experiences via our marketplace.

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What people are saying about St. Gallen

Overall rating

4.5
(21 reviews)

I was impressed by the Explorial app’s innovative approach to city exploration. St. Gallen’s rich history and stunning architecture were highlighted wonderfully through intriguing tasks and challenges.

The tour was a bit short, but we still saw the main sights in St. Gallen. And above all, it was fun, I'd love to do it again!

Ursula really enjoyed her tour and was very authentic. Lots of details and really good stories! Keep it up and thank you

Amazing rides.. my son loved all of them..great place to spend with the family.. highly recommend this place

The guide was so knowledgeable and fun. Highly recommend!