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

1. St. Gallen Highlights Self-Guided Scavenger Hunt & City 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.  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 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: Discovery Walking Tour

2. St. Gallen: Discovery Walking Tour

Explore the city that began as a monastery and discover why thousands of art lovers from all over the globe visit St. Gallen each year. Home to countless cultural events and well-preserved cultural and literary heritage from the Middle Ages, St. Gallen is multi-faceted and will come alive with the descriptions given by your local guide.  Whether you are visiting St. Gallen as a newcomer or as a returning tourist, this tour is sure to please. Wander past colorful street art and get to know the city's galleries and museums. Learn about Gallus and Otmar as well as modern and young artists who have recently joined the scene.

St. Gallen: Photography Walking Tour

3. St. Gallen: Photography Walking Tour

Join a local tour guide and discover St. Gallen through your camera lens on a short city walk. Get to know the city from an insider’s point of view and take stunning pictures at the same time. After meeting your guide in the heart of the city center, continue around the city's 3 lakes, stopping at the best spots for photos along the way. As you capture the beauty of St. Gallen with your camera you will also discover local spots and hidden gems. Don't miss the opportunity to see an alternative side of the city, full of history and unique beauty. Don't forget to book the experience at a suitable time in order to guarantee the best lighting for your pictures.

St. Gallen: City Introduction Self-Guided Phone Tour

4. St. Gallen: City Introduction Self-Guided Phone Tour

Do you want to learn interesting information about 10 of the most important attractions in the city, discover hidden locations, read incredible legends(This is not an audio tour) and walk a magical and relaxing route? Do you want an accessible, easy and interactive way to explore St. Gallen? This self-guided mobile walking tour might be perfect for you. Grab the opportunity to explore St. Gallen in at least 10 locations that every person would like to have in their memory. There is no schedule, you can attend the tour any day you want, any time you wish, you can do it in snippets, taking a break for food, shopping or anything else you can think of, you can even close the app and continue another day, the tour will be there waiting for you. The most important thing? It's a completely private activity, as the app offers you the uniqueness and privacy of your mobile phone. Additionally, you'll learn about stories and urban legends associated with the city or monuments you visit. The trails you follow are unique, and will not bore you, but will in themselves direct you to explore other "treasures" such as small scenic paths or enchanting but unknown squares. Enjoy the tour in your language. The integration with google maps will make sure that you will never get lost! You can join with friends, alone, with your family, or with your partners and learn about the city as you wander around. 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! Download the ‘’World City Trail ‘’ app from the store. You will receive a serial key via SMS , What’s app and email in order to login. Then start your tour and enjoy!

St. Gallen: Express Discovery Walk with Local Guide

5. St. Gallen: Express Discovery Walk with Local Guide

Short on time to discover the city of St. Gallen? Then this is the tour for you. Discover St. Gallen and learn the most intriguing facts about the history, local lifestyles, and contemporary transformation of the city. This is the perfect experience for someone visiting the city for the first time or for someone that wants to rediscover it. Private and public versions of this tour are available. Meet your guide at the train station and go from there. As you see St. Gallen through the eyes of a local, discover what everyday life looks like and find out where the city gets its characteristic ambience from. While walking through St. Gallen, you will discover parks, monuments, and historical architecture. It's also a fantastic chance to get insider tips about the best cafes, restaurants, and bars to visit during your time here.

St. Gallen: Private 2-Hour Historical Walking Tour

6. St. Gallen: Private 2-Hour Historical Walking Tour

Discover the historical side of St. Gallen with a passionate local tour guide. Begin your tour at the iconic Vadian statue and embark on a journey through various time periods and their corresponding architectural styles as you discover some of the city's most important buildings. Learn more about how St. Gallen has changed over time and get off the beaten track as you visit churches and learn about the history behind the old city gate and the Cathedral, encountering sites that a normal tour group would not visit. During the tour, benefit from the knowledge and experience of an insider local guide who will share with you insider tips and the city's best-kept secrets. Feel free to inform your guide of any particular interests or desires you may have as they will be happy to adjust the itinerary to your requirements.

St. Gallen: Private Architectural Walking Tour

7. St. Gallen: Private Architectural Walking Tour

Immerse yourself in St Gallen's rich history and impressive architecture on this private tour with a local guide. Discover the most impressive buildings in the city and learn about the history behind each of those historical buildings and structures on this educational walk. Join your guide on an adventure to discover the beauty and history of the city’s most significant buildings and find out a bit more about the local culture in Switzerland from a local perspective. During your tour, become better acquainted with the local architecture and learn how it has changed over the years while still retaining its unique character. You will also be able to see the city's iconic 15th-century houses and learn more about the secret underground tunnels located beneath the streets of the Old Town.

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What people are saying about St. Gallen

Overall rating

4.4 / 5

based on 18 reviews

Nice fototour up and down by foot. Our guide Liz was amazing. Always up to date and knows everything. Thanks Liz. We can recommend this tour

Excellent activity for all ages! It was great to learn about the city at our own pace.