School excursions
Abbey of St. Gall

Letter gymnastics - guided tour with writing workshop

This offer is available in German only

After an introduction to the origins of the abbey of St.Gallen and to medieval book culture in the vaulted cellar and in the abbey library, we will get to know the early medieval Unzial script. With reed pen and ink, we will practise its bows, shafts, monks and feet. In this process, we will understand the structure of letters and the aesthetics of writing. What is automatic in everyday life requires concentration, observation and practice in conscious writing and is thus experienced in a new way.

Recommended age: from 4th class onwards
Duration: 2 hours
Total costs: classes from the canton of St.Gallen and Appenzell AR: CHF 250.- / costs from other cantons: CHF 250.- plus admission (from 10 persons CHF 10.- per student, under 10 persons CHF 12.-)
Times of realisation: all year round during the opening hours

Stiftsbibliothek St.Gallen
9000 St.Gallen
  • Schedule
    to St. Gallen, Stiftsbezirk
  • Direction Instructions

    It is a 5-10 minute walk from the St.Gallen train station to the Abbey.

    From the St.Gallen train station, bus line 11 goes in the direction of Abacus-Platz. The bus stop "Stiftsbezirk" is in the immediate proximity of the Abbey Library.


    Prices SBB

    Day Pass for Schools for CHF 15.