St Gallen Tourism, Switzerland

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(This article is about the city. For the saint, see Saint Gall.)(For other uses, see Sankt Gallen.) St. Gallen or traditionally St Gall, in German sometimes Sankt Gallen (; English: St Gall; French: Saint-Gall; Italian: San Gallo; Romansh: Son Gagl) is the capital of the canton of St. Gallen in Switzerland. It evolved from the hermitage of Saint Gall, founded in the 7th century. Today, it is a large urban agglomeration (with around 160,000 inhabitants) and represents the center of eastern Switzerland. Its economy consists mainly of the service sector. The main tourist attraction is the Abbey of Saint Gall, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The Abbey's renowned library contains books from the 9th century. The official language of St. Gallen is (the Swiss variety of Standard) German, but the main spoken language is the local variant of the Alemannic Swiss German dialect. The city has good transport links to the rest of the country and to neighbouring Germany and Austria. It also functions as the gate to the Appenzell Alps.

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Home to pretty treasures, St Gallen is Switzerland's best kept secret. A gripping city on its own right, Zurich also deserves a visit. Take a short trip from St Gallen and set some time aside to explore the Zurich. Dotted with places like Lindenhof, Old Town, Lake Promenade; it will definitely be a good idea. A vacation to St Gallen can typically be of 1-2 days. Immerse in the spirit of the city and you'll not miss your home.

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Facts and Stats for St Gallen*

  • Pollution Statistics in St Gallen

    Know the pollution level of St Gallen before you plan your visit.

    • Noise and Light Pollution 12.5 (Very Low)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 12.5 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 6.25 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 12.5 (Very Low)
  • St Gallen: Crime and Safety

    How safe is St Gallen for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in St Gallen.

    • Burglary and Theft 29.17 (Low)
    • Mugging and Robbery 29.17 (Low)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 29.17 (Low)
    • Corruption and Bribery 29.17 (Low)
    • Car Stealing 25 (Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 25 (Low)
    • Attacks 33.33 (Low)
    • Drug offense 41.67 (Moderate)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 95.83 (Very High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 79.17 (High)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 37.5 (Low)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 33.33 (Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 41.67 (Moderate)
  • Living in St Gallen - Quality of Life

    Quality of Life Index of St Gallen is 208.36 (Very High)

    • Safety Index 69.53 (High)
    • Climate Index 81.47 (Very High)
    • Pollution Index 3.45 (Very Low)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 20 (Very Low)
    • Cost of Living Index 112.4 (Very High)
    • Health Care Index 61.11 (High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 7.94 (Moderate)
    • Purchasing Power Index 133.69 (Very High)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Cost for Essentials in St Gallen

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in St Gallen

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.36 USD
    • International Movie per seat 17.65 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 56.59 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 130.83 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 113.18 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ​and subjected to change without notice.

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