St.Gallen With a population of approx. 75,000, the town of St.Gallen is located between Lake Constance and the impressive backdrop of the Alpstein mountains. The modern and cosmopolitan metropolis of eastern Switzerland, St.Gallen has a long history. Its name and foundation date back to the establishment of the monastery by the itinerant monk Gallus in the year 612. And the past is something you will encounter at every step as you take a stroll through the enchanting Old Town, with its world-famous oriel windows, quaint narrow streets and lively squares with welcoming street cafés. Rich past The rich past has helped to establish a thriving present as, today, St.Gallen is a modern and cosmopolitan city. The imposing Baroque cathedral, the heart of the Abbey District, presides over the city and has been designated a UNESCO World Heritage site. Famous St.Gallen lace The textile industry was traditionally cultivated in St.Gallen, and so it remains to this day: St.Gallen lace is still the first choice for famous Paris and Milan couturiers seeking to bring their designs to life. Preferred location in eastern Switzerland St.Gallen is the seventh largest city in Switzerland and a regional centre with a federal court as well as theatres, concert halls, museums, modern hospitals and numerous service centres. With its beautiful location between Lake Constance and Säntis, a picturesque old town and a series of events scheduled throughout the year, St.Gallen is the preferred location in eastern Switzerland.