School excursions
Abbey of St. Gall

Two cooked dishes are enough

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

Stiftsbibliothek St.Gallen
9000 St.Gallen
  • Schedule
    to St. Gallen, Stiftsbezirk
  • It is a 5-10 minute walk from the St.Gallen train station to the Stiftsbezirk.

    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.

    Day Pass for Schools for CHF 15.