St. Gallen
Culture & History

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St. Gallen: Discovery Walking Tour

1. 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: Express Discovery Walk with Local Guide

2. 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: 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: Private 2-Hour Historical Walking Tour

4. 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

5. 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

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