Map St. Gallen Switzerland for Printing

St. Gallen, located in northeastern Switzerland, is a city rich in history and culture.

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Here’s a detailed description of some of its historic places, buildings, streets, and squares:

  1. Abbey of St. Gall (Stiftsbibliothek St. Gallen):
    • The Abbey of St. Gall is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the most important cultural landmarks in Switzerland.
    • The Abbey’s library, known as Stiftsbibliothek St. Gallen, is one of the oldest and most beautiful libraries in the world. It houses a vast collection of medieval manuscripts, incunabula, and early printed books.
    • The Abbey Church, with its Baroque architecture, is another notable feature. The cathedral has a stunning interior with intricate stucco work and frescoes.
  2. Old Town (Altstadt):
    • St. Gallen’s Old Town is a charming area with narrow cobblestone streets and well-preserved medieval buildings.
    • The Cathedral District within the Old Town is particularly notable, featuring historic houses and squares.
  3. St. Gallen Cathedral (St. Gallus Cathedral):
    • The St. Gallen Cathedral, also known as St. Gallus Cathedral, is an impressive Baroque-style church. It is the centerpiece of the Abbey complex.
    • The cathedral’s interior is adorned with ornate decorations, sculptures, and beautiful frescoes.
  4. Abbey Square (Klosterviertel):
    • Surrounding the Abbey, Abbey Square is a historic square with a mix of architectural styles. It offers a peaceful and picturesque setting with views of the Abbey buildings.
  5. Marktplatz (Market Square):
    • Marktplatz is the main square in the Old Town and is a lively area with markets and events.
    • The Rathaus (Town Hall) is located here, featuring a distinctive pink facade. The Rathaus is a Renaissance-style building and is one of the oldest town halls in Switzerland.
  6. Waaghaus (Weigh House):
    • The Waaghaus is a historic building located in the Old Town. It served as a weighing house and a place for trade negotiations in the past. The building’s architecture reflects its historical significance.
  7. Gallus Gate (Gallustor):
    • The Gallus Gate is a well-preserved medieval gate that once marked the entrance to the city. It is a symbol of St. Gallen’s medieval fortifications.
  8. Neugasse:
    • Neugasse is a charming street in the Old Town with colorful houses, small shops, and cafes. It’s a great place for a leisurely stroll and to soak in the local atmosphere.
  9. Textile Museum St. Gallen:
    • St. Gallen has a rich textile heritage, and the Textile Museum showcases the city’s history in the textile industry. The museum is housed in a historic building and features exhibits on textile production, embroidery, and fashion.

These historic places, buildings, streets, and squares collectively contribute to St. Gallen’s unique and captivating atmosphere, making it a delightful destination for history enthusiasts and tourists alike.

Author: Kirill Shrayber, Ph.D.

I have been working with vector cartography for over 25 years, including GPS, GIS, Adobe Illustrator and other professional cartographic software.

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