The Abbey Library
The Abbey Library offers Yoalin travellers entry at the student price from 1st June to 30th September. This means that instead of CHF 18, you can buy the ticket for CHF 12 at the ticket office.
Built in 719 as a hermitage, the Abbey of St. Gallen has become one of Europe’s major spiritual centers with an imposing, double-towered cathedral. Its most precious possessions include the oldest German-language dictionary as well as the Plan of St. Gallen, the oldest surviving architectural drawing from the Middle Ages. Countless codices were produced at the Abbey and still remain there. The Abbey Library, built in 1758, is widely regarded as one of the world’s most spectacular historic book repositories. The still active library has around 170’000 books in its collection.
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Photo: Stiftsbibliothek St. Gallen