The central city

The central city

Eastern Switzerland‘s economic centre

St.Gallen, the economic centre situated between Lake Constance and Säntis, has a centuries-old tradition as eastern Switzerland’s appealing pacesetter and a vibrant pole in the triangle formed by the borders of Germany, Austria and Switzerland. Discover St.Gallen. The city combines tradition and innovation, homely charm and metropolitan dynamism, intact rural idylls and colourful city districts. St.Gallen is unique. The city stands out through a high quality of life, first-class educational facilities and dynamic economic potential.

St.Gallen is Switzerland's eighth largest city and, in terms of population, one of the youngest. The city's population density is comparatively low. St.Gallen covers 40 km², of which around 50 percent is green space.

St.Gallen is in the east of Switzerland: a few kilometres south of Lake Constance and almost 30 kilometres north of its favourite mountain, Säntis. St.Gallen is also at the heart of Europe with excellent regional, national and international transport links.

St.Gallen is known far and wide as a textile city thanks to names such as Akris AG or Forster Rohner AG. The University of St.Gallen (HSG) and two universities of applied sciences underline St.Gallen's reputation as a first-class centre of learning. The historic Abbey of St.Gall is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and, together with the internationally acclaimed CSIO St.Gallen show-jumping tournament, put the city on the international map decades ago. St.Gallen is also a congress and healthcare centre, made famous by various internationally significant events.


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