The Abbey Library in St.Gallen is one of the oldest and most beautiful libraries in the world. The library as it looks today was built between 1758 and 1767 under the guidance of Peter Thumb, the master builder from the Bregenz Forest. The unique treasure of medieval manuscripts is displayed in yearly changing exhibitions. Along with the whole abbey district, the library was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1983.
The building that is home to the Restaurant Torkel dates from the Middle Ages and is one of the most historically important buildings in the Principality of Liechtenstein. The terrace of the Torkel is one of the most beautiful in the entirety of Liechtenstein and the Rhine Valley. Its cuisine has been awarded 15 GaultMillau points.