On the original pilgrimage from Rorschach to St.Gallen.
Follow in the footsteps of the old pilgrims from Lake Constance to St.Gallen. The route starts in Rorschach at the Jakobsbrunnen, or St.James Fountain, on the Kronenplatz square. A small bell from the former St.James chapel, which stood on this spot until 1834, is housed in the pedestal of the fountain. Even today, the bell is rung daily at 11:00 am and 6:00 pm as a call to worship, a reminder of its inscription: “St.Jakobus, ora pro nobis.” (St.James, pray for us.) Further on, you pass beautiful meadows and forests as well as the Sulzberg Castle, better known as the “Möttelischloss” with its idyllic castle pond. The route then runs parallel to the Martins Ravine into the city of St.Gallen.
The Abbey District (UNESCO World Cultural Heritage site) in St.Gallen is certainly worth a visit.
Coming from St.Gallen, take the A1 motorway in the direction of Rorschach.
Paid parking at the Kurplatz and Strandbad (no time limit).