Around the year 600, a group of monks from Ireland went on pilgrimage to the mainland. One of them was Gallus. The monastery of St. Gall was founded at the place where Gallus settled as a hermit. What drives these monks to expose themselves to the dangers of long journeys and why do clerics live ascetically? How does one organise a monastery flat-sharing community and what treasures were created behind the monastery walls of St.Gallen? The students will find answers to all these questions through exhibits in the vaulted cellar, in dialogue with the educational staff and experience the early history of the monastery of St.Gallen and the emergence of early medieval culture in Europe. The tour ends with a visit to the Abbey Library.
Recommended age:from the 5th class
Duration: 1.5 hours
Total cost: CHF 190.- plus admission (from 10 persons CHF 10.- per student, under 10 persons CHF 12.-)
Times of realisation: all year round during the opening hours of the Abbey Library
As a small thank you for booking, we offer all pupils a cool gym bag. Please simply mention the password "Our Heritage" when booking. The offer is valid until the end of October 2022 and as long as stocks last.