Above the squares and streets of St. Gallen’s old town, 700 stars sparkle and bathe the historic facades of the UNESCO World Heritage site in seasonably festive splendor.
When the lights are switched on in St. Gallen, it’s not only the children’s eyes that sparkle. Every year, a huge, beautifully decorated Christmas tree is erected right in front of the magnificent Baroque towers of the cathedral.
The St. Gallen Christmas Market with its festively decorated stands located in many of the winding streets of the Old Town tempt people to take a stroll. In addition to Christmas decorations, local handicrafts and a variety of Christmas products, you can also buy a wide range of «culinary treats» such as Appenzell cheese rarebit, raclette and authentic St. Gallen Bratwurst. And if you need warming up, there are plenty of places where you can buy hot punch and spicy Glühwein.
Those who are interested in hearing stories and anecdotes about the Stellar City can join the «Festive St.Gallen» tour, which St. Gallen-Bodensee Tourism offer during the pre-Christmas season.