About St. Gallen About the University of St.Gallen: The University of St.Gallen (HSG) was founded as a business academy in 1898 and is nowadays a School of Management, Economics, Law, Social Sciences and International Affairs. 8.669 students are currently studying at the University St.Gallen, which is ranked fourth in the Financial Times' "European Business Schools Ranking". About St. Gallen: St. Gallen is the capital of the identically named canton of St. Gallen, which stretches from the waters of Lake Constance across the hilly Appenzellerland to the Alpine landscapes of Heidiland and Glarnerland. The city of St. Gallen has about 78.000 inhabitants and is famous for its historical city center, cosy restaurants, and quiet old-town alleys which are all within walking distance. Sights Abbey District of St. Gallen - UNESCO World Heritage Site As one of the most important spiritual centers of the European West and probably the most famous sight of the city, the picturesque historic monastery district still enchants visitors from all over the world. Alongside the baroque cathedral, the landmark of the city of St. Gallen, it is the Abbey Library - the oldest library in Switzerland and one of the oldest in the world - that is particularly worth a visit. It is renowned especially for its artistic rococo hall and its impressive collection of original manuscripts. The old town of St. Gallen is also famous for its numerous ornate oriels, which visually shape the area around the monastery district. Textile Museum The city of St. Gallen owes its economic prosperity since the Middle Ages largely to the flourishing textile trade. In the 16th century, sheets bearing the St. Gallen seal of quality were among the most important export products of the Swiss Confederation and until today the city is known for its embroideries. Renowned designers use St. Gallen textiles for their creations and present them on the runways of the world. The museum invites you to explore the history of the textile industry in Eastern Switzerland. Homepage of the Textile Museum City Lounge (Red Square) The city lounge was designed as the first public living room in Switzerland in the wake of the redesign of the St. Gallen Bleicheli Quarter. The square, which is covered with red rubber granulate, is equipped with various living room furniture and even a Porsche and is illuminated by artistic lighting fixtures. The work of artist Pipilotti Rist and architect Carlos Martinez invites visitors to linger in the shopping and office area. Wildlife Park Peter and Paul St. Gallen also has something in store for nature and animal lovers. A stroll through the idyllically located wildlife park of Peter and Paul reveals phenomenal views of nearby Lake Constance and snow-capped Alpine peaks. Alongside ibex, deer and marmots, rare beauties such as lynx can be admired. “Drei Weieren” The "Drei Weieren" are a popular outdoor destination in St. Gallen and, depending on the season, invite you to swim, picnic, take a walk or ice skate. The local recreation area with its natural swimming pools is picturesquely situated above the Gallus city and offers a wonderful view over the whole city and even as far as Lake Constance on a clear day. Arts & Culture Further information will follow shortly. Restaurants The probably most famous resident of the city is the OLMA Bratwurst. Typically, the veal bratwurst is served from a paper bag with Bürli and beer, but - and this is important - without mustard. St. Gallen is also known for its historic "Erststock-Beizli". The quaint, small restaurants on the first floor of historic buildings are the perfect complement to a visit to the Gallus city. Recommended restaurants include Zum goldenen Schäfli, Weinstube zum Bäumli und Fondue Beizli. Other popular restaurants are the Lokremise in the former locomotive ring depot of the city, the Wirtschaft zur Post with upscale local cuisine or the Candela with more International-European offerings. If you prefer a more casual meal, the Bermuda Triangle is the place for you. The St. Gallen Bar Quarter offers something for everyone: for example, you can design your own Focaccia creation at the Focacceria or enjoy Pulled Pork Burger at Oink Oink. Sports Further information will follow shortly. Bars Further information will follow shortly.