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.
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.