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Unesco World heritage since: 1983
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The Convent of St Gall, a perfect example of a great Carolingian monastery, was, from the 8th century to its secularization in 1805, one of the most important in Europe. Its library is one of the richest and oldest in the world and contains precious manuscripts such as the earliest-known architectural plan drawn on parchment. From 1755 to 1768, the conventual area was rebuilt in Baroque style. The cathedral and the library are the main features of this remarkable architectural complex, reflecting 12 centuries of continuous activity.
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Hotels and places to stay
St. Gallen Radisson Blu Hotel
Sorell Hotel City Weissenstein
Youth Hostel St. Gallen
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Medium airport - 10 mi (16 km) Hohenems-Dornbirn Airport
Small airport - 15 mi (25 km) Friedrichshafen Airport
Medium airport - 18 mi (30 km) Zürich Airport
Large airport - 39 mi (63 km) Donaueschingen-Villingen Airport
Medium airport - 55 mi (89 km) Buochs Airport
Small airport - 56 mi (90 km) Memmingen Allgau Airport
Medium airport - 56 mi (91 km) Samedan Airport
Medium airport - 66 mi (107 km) Stuttgart Airport
Large airport - 88 mi (142 km) Karlsruhe Baden-Baden Airport
Large airport - 111 mi (179 km) Bergamo / Orio Al Serio Airport
Large airport - 122 mi (197 km) Malpensa International Airport
Large airport - 128 mi (206 km)
Bigger and popular cities in the wider vicinity are these:
- Immenstaad am Bodensee
- Kressbronn am Bodensee
- Sankt Gallen
These are some smaller cities that might be interesting. They are all rather close.