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Unwrapping the material wealth of St Gallen

May 21, 2021, 2 Comments

Once upon a time over half the world’s embroidery came from St Gallen, and the industry was Switzerland’s largest export. Then came...

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Central stylish business hotel that almost gets it right

May 20, 2021, No comments

If the estate agent mantra about location is right, then the Hotel Walhalla has a trump card: its postion directly across from...

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The pleasure of St Gallen’s enticingly unique shops

May 19, 2021, No comments

It was the goats that caught my eye. A family of five lined up along the pavement, begging me to stop and...

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St Gallen, a wonderful city of windows and walls

May 18, 2021, 1 Comment

The medieval Berlin. Yes, St Gallen was once a divided city, with a wall separating the Catholic monastery from the Protestant city...

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Discover the Swiss city full of eastern promise

May 17, 2021, 3 Comments

St Gallen is only an hour east of Zurich but for some people that means it’s completely off the map. It’s not...

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A photo tour of St Gallen

October 10, 2012, 4 Comments

St Gallen may be named after an Irish monk but it is one of the prettiest cities in Switzerland.

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Watch out Ostschweiz, here I come!

February 2, 2012, 8 Comments

St Gallen, Winterthur, Wetzikon and Chur. What do they have in common, other than being on the far side of Switzerland from...

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