Gallusplatz, Blick auf Stiftskirche

St.Gallen offers everything it takes to make an urban, regional metropolis with around 80,000 inhabitants interesting and liveable.

Diverse culture

First-class cultural institutions such as the Theater (theatre), the Tonhalle (concert hall), the home of the symphony orchestra, the Festspiele (festival) in front of the cathedral, the Kunstmuseum (art museum) and the Kunst Halle (art gallery), the Naturmuseum (nature museum) and the Historisches und Völkerkundemuseum (historical and ethnological museum) all contribute to the wide-ranging cultural offering. Or the more recent culture in venues such as the Palace or the Grabenhalle – not forgetting the OpenAir in the Sittertobel, a well-established highlight in the Swiss festival calendar.

High standard of living

The benefits offered by the city of St.Gallen include a diverse social life, a high standard of living with extensive leisure facilities and short distances, with sports grounds, schools, shops, recreational areas and eateries all within easy reach.

Dynamic urban development

In St.Gallen, the historically evolved old town with the abbey, which was awarded UNESCO World Heritage Site status in 1983, blends with a dynamic urban development around the core, with large-scale urban projects including the construction of the Swiss Federal Administrative Court, the Einstein congress centre and the St.Gallen University of Applied Sciences (FHS).

First-class education

The University of St.Gallen (HSG) is one of Europe’s elite universities, and represents to a certain extent the continuation of a long tradition in St.Gallen that began with the abbey school in the Middle Ages. With its diverse range of opportunities for training and development, St.Gallen is an educational location with a wide catchment area.

Well connected with the world

Rail and road transport facilities ensure rapid access to major locations within Switzerland, as well as to Germany and Austria. Zurich and St.Gallen–Altenrhein airports are close by, making it easy to reach destinations in Europe and overseas.

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