Villa Planta was named after the builder Jacques Ambrosius von Planta and was built by the architect Johannes Ludwig as a private residence between 1874 and 1975. It later became the Administrative Office of the Rhaetian Railroad; since 1919 it has served as the Graubünden Art Museum.
The Art Museum St.Gallen offers an attractive programme of exhibitions of international significance and as a treasure trove of exhibits from Eastern Switzerland is home to a rich collection of paintings and sculptures from the late Middle Ages to the present.
The museum, which was reconstructed in 2014, is a veritable adventure castle. Guided tours and workshops promise hours of excitement for visitors of all ages.
More than a hundred archaeological sites hidden underground or at the bottom of lakes have been brought to light in the last few years and these have provided us with more historical information about topics from Neanderthal man to the Middle Ages.