Saint-Martin (JU)

Saint-Martin (JU)

St. Martin, as well as being a religious festival, corresponds with the end of the annual cycle of working the fields.more

Cruises on the Bodensee (Lake Constance)

Cruises on the Bodensee (Lake Constance)

Lake Constance is Switzerland's second largest lake, smaller only than Lake Geneva. A vacation destination for centuries, the lake attracts...more

Monastery Square

Monastery Square

Within the abbey complex just north of the Abbey Cathedral is Monastery...more

St. Matthäuskirche (St. Matthew Church)

St....

One of only two Protestant churches in Lucerne, St. Matthäus was the...more

Saint-Martin (JU)

St. Martin, as well as being a religious festival, corresponds with the end of the annual cycle of working the fields.

For the villagers, the 11th November means the leasing payment date. The autumnal celebrations are bathed in the sunlight of "St. Martin's summer" as the locals say, also marking the end of the hard work to be done in the fields. Barns, sheds and cellars are filled with food in preparation for the winter.

Cruises on the Bodensee (Lake Constance)

Lake Constance is Switzerland's second largest lake, smaller only than Lake Geneva. A vacation destination for centuries, the lake attracts visitors with its expansive lake views bordered by the Appelzell foothills and quaint German and Swiss villages.

Lake Constance is Switzerland's second largest lake, smaller only than Lake Geneva.

Monastery Square

Within the abbey complex just north of the Abbey Cathedral is Monastery Square, a large, open, grassy area. The space frequently hosts open-air concerts, theatrical productions and carnivals, often of a religious nature. Contact St. Gallen- Bodensee Tourism for a calendar of events.

Within the abbey complex just north of the Abbey Cathedral is Monastery Square, a large, open, grassy area.

St. Matthäuskirche (St. Matthew Church)

One of only two Protestant churches in Lucerne, St. Matthäus was the first, built in 1848 in a neo-Gothic style. Richard Wagner was married here.

One of only two Protestant churches in Lucerne, St. Matthäus was the first, built in 1848 in a neo-Gothic style.