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Where is St Gallen located?

What is the meaning of St Gall?

  • St. Gallen or traditionally St Gall, in German sometimes Sankt Gallen (Sankt Gallen (help·info); English: St Gall; French: Saint-Gall; Italian: San Gallo; Romansh: Son Gagl) is a Swiss city and the capital of the canton of St. Gallen. It evolved from the hermitage of Saint Gall, founded in the 7th century.

When was the Library of St Gallen built?

  • The St.Gallen monastery was in possession of an important collection of books as early as the 8th century. The present library room was built between 1758 and 1767 under the direction of the Peter Thumb, an Austrian architect from Bregenzerwald.

What is the University of St Gallen known for?

  • St. Gallen is known for its business school, now named the University of St. Gallen (HSG). It was ranked as the top business school in Europe by Wirtschaftswoche, a weekly German business news magazine and is highly ranked by several other sources.