St.Gallen art tour

Urban Walk · St. Gallen
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Difficulty
easy
Distance
6.1 km
Duration
1:37 h
Ascent
87 m
Descent
87 m
Public transport friendly Loop With refreshment stops Family friendly Cultural/historical value Handicapped accessible Suitable for strollers

Walking around St.Gallen feels like being in a giant museum. Works of art by well-known artists enhance the look and feel of the city and its numerous art institutions ensure a diverse calendar of events.

Architectural sculptures from the Carolingian era, medieval half-timbered houses, opulent textile buildings and sweeping structures come together to form St.Gallen’s urban landscape. Famous architects have made their mark in St.Gallen and entice visitors to take a journey of discovery. Santiago Calatrava, for instance, who designed the emergency call centre, the Pfalzkeller, the former cellar of the abbey which is today an event venue, and the bus stop at the Marktplatz (Market Square). Whether Baroque, Rococo, Classicism or Art Nouveau, whether Wannenmacher, Giacometti, Richard Serra, Joan Miró – a stroll through the capital of Eastern Switzerland is like walking through a huge museum.

 And it’s not just the city’s architecture that appeals to art lovers, there are also diverse art institutions with top-class exhibitions. Stops along the art tour through St.Gallen include both internationally renowned museums like the St.Gallen Kunstmuseum, or art museum, as well as specialists in naive art and art brut like the Museum im Lagerhaus. They look forward to welcoming you no matter where your interests lie.

Author’s recommendation

Once during every exhibition, the Kunst Halle Sankt Gallen invites you to join them for an “Art Lunch”. A guided tour through the exhibition currently on display is followed by a multi-course meal.

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Difficulty
easy
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Highest point
744 m
Lowest point
660 m
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Rest Stop

Kunst Halle Sankt Gallen
Kunstzone Lokremise
Kunstmuseum St.Gallen
Kunst-Projekt «Stadtlounge»
Nextex
Universität St.Gallen

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Tips, hints and links

Would you like to book a guided art tour? Then book one of the guided city tours

Start

St.Gallen-Bodensee Tourismus, Bankgasse 9 (674 m)
Coordinates:
Geographic
47.423071, 9.375859
UTM
32T 528348 5252248

Destination

St.Gallen-Bodensee Tourismus, Bankgasse 9

Turn-by-turn directions

St.Gallen-Bodensee Tourismus - Haus Einstein - Nextex - Kunst-Projekt "Stadtlounge" - Haus Wilson - Kunst Halle Sankt Gallen - Museum im Lagerhaus - Kunstzone Lokremise - Hauptbahnhof St.Gallen - Signerbrunnen im Grabenpärkli - Universität St.Gallen - HILTIBOLD: Plattform für aktuelle Kunst - Kunstmuseum St.Gallen - Stadtpark - Konzert und Theater St.Gallen - Kantonsschulpark - Handelshaus - St.Gallen-Bodensee Tourismus.  

Public transport

Public transport friendly

By train to St.Gallen. The art tour can be started here.

Arrival by train, car, foot or bike
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Author
Andrea Federer
Updated: October 22, 2018

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