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St.Gallen: Self-Guided Highlights Scavenger Hunt & Tour

1. St.Gallen: Self-Guided Highlights Scavenger Hunt & Tour

Get to know St.Gallen at your own pace on this interactive scavenger hunt walking tour played on your phone. Decipher riddles, interact with the most important attractions of the city, and unlock interesting facts and legends. An ideal outdoor activity for first time visitors, couples, groups, families, and children. Can be used as a great team-building activity. After downloading the scavenger hunt tour on your mobile device (via a link and login credentials received upon booking), use the mobile app and integrated maps to reach 10 of St. Gallen’s most important attractions on foot. At each stop, learn about the attraction and solve a location-based riddle that can only be solved if you reach the specific location. Use logic, imagination, observation, and team spirit to unlock the correct code and reveal the next destination of the city sightseeing game. At each stop, learn about the attraction and solve a location-based riddle that can only be solved if you reach the specific location. Use logic, imagination, observation, and team spirit to unlock the correct code and reveal the next destination of the tour. As you walk through the city, enjoy the flexibility to pause your game at any time to take a break, snap the perfect photos, stop for lunch, or visit a museum. Choose to continue the tour later or save the rest for another day. Start your tour at the much-photographed St. Gallen railway station! Visit the unique Red Square created for an innovative project, while the Broderbunnen will cool you down with its wonderful aesthetics and unique statues. Take a photo in the Textile Museum building, which will amaze you with its exhibits, and let yourself be lost in the beauty of the Gallusbrunnen, adorned with St. Gallen on him. Visit the incomparably beautiful Abbey of Saint Gall. You will also pass by the Ortsbürgergemeinde, an old mansion with a long history. Admire the iconic St. Lawrence Church with the unique panoramic view offered by its tower. The central and historic market place will enchant you and your camera! The icing on the cake of this unique experience will be St. Mangen Church, the oldest church in town!

Old Town walking tour in St.Gallen

2. Old Town walking tour in St.Gallen

A guided city tour of St.Gallen is always an exciting journey of discovery. You will learn about the history of St.Gallen from our charming guides who love to share their knowledge with you. The old town offers a variety of narrow streets, impressive buildings with ornamentations and beautiful oriels (architectonical witnesses from the textile era). Find out on the tour how many oriels we have. Besides that you might also see the remaining wall of the former monastery which divided the spiritual world from the secular one.

Express Walk of St. Gallen with a Local

3. Express Walk of St. Gallen with a Local

Short on time to discover the city of St. Gallen? Then this is the tour for you. Discover St. Gallen and learn the most intriguing facts about the history, local lifestyles, and contemporary transformation of the city. This is the perfect experience for someone visiting the city for the first time or for someone that wants to rediscover it. Private and public versions of this tour are available. Meet your guide at the train station and go from there. As you see St. Gallen through the eyes of a local, discover what everyday life looks like and find out where the city gets its characteristic ambience from. While walking through St. Gallen, you will discover parks, monuments, and historical architecture. It's also a fantastic chance to get insider tips about the best cafes, restaurants, and bars to visit during your time here.

St. Gallen Scavenger Hunt and Sights Self-Guided Tour

4. St. Gallen Scavenger Hunt and Sights Self-Guided Tour

Get to know St. Gallen at your own pace on this interactive scavenger hunt walking tour. You'll explore the city on foot and get points for solving different types of tasks: Find sights: You will use hints to find the best sights and hidden gems throughout the city. The map function in the app will help you get there. Solve questions: Once you’ve arrived at the place you’re looking for, you’ll be asked questions about the sight. Most of the time, the answers are hidden in signs, pictures, etc. A great and fun way to learn new things about the city. Have fun: During the adventure, you can also expect exciting photo tasks that require a lot of creativity. If you master the snapshots, you will be rewarded with points. Along the way, you’ll reach amazing places like the Kathedrale, Roter Platz, Vadian and many more exciting sights in the neighbourhood. After you book the game, you’ll get a game code via email with instructions on how to play. Head to the "Gallusplatz" and use the code to unlock the game in the app. The tour ends at the Roter Platz. The experience is not limited in time. You can explore the city at your own pace and take breaks. Just download the Explorial-App, go to the starting point, and you’re ready to start with the game. The tour lasts on average about 1-2 hours.

St. Gallen: Exclusive Private History Tour with a Local

5. St. Gallen: Exclusive Private History Tour with a Local

Discover the historical side of St. Gallen with a passionate local tour guide. Begin your tour at the iconic Vadian statue and embark on a journey through various time periods and their corresponding architectural styles as you discover some of the city's most important buildings. Learn more about how St. Gallen has changed over time and get off the beaten track as you visit churches and learn about the history behind the old city gate and the Cathedral, encountering sites that a normal tour group would not visit. During the tour, benefit from the knowledge and experience of an insider local guide who will share with you insider tips and the city's best-kept secrets. Feel free to inform your guide of any particular interests or desires you may have as they will be happy to adjust the itinerary to your requirements.

Capture the most Photogenic Spots of St. Gallen with a Local

6. Capture the most Photogenic Spots of St. Gallen with a Local

Join a local tour guide and discover St. Gallen through your camera lens on a short city walk. Get to know the city from an insider’s point of view and take stunning pictures at the same time. After meeting your guide in the heart of the city center, continue around the city's 3 lakes, stopping at the best spots for photos along the way. As you capture the beauty of St. Gallen with your camera you will also discover local spots and hidden gems. Don't miss the opportunity to see an alternative side of the city, full of history and unique beauty. Don't forget to book the experience at a suitable time in order to guarantee the best lighting for your pictures.

St.Gallen: Escape Game and Tour

7. St.Gallen: Escape Game and Tour

Combine the excitement of a sightseeing city tour with an City Exploration Game fun on this self-guided smartphone walking tour in St. Gallen. Find attractions easily with the app's navigation function. Download the app and start the game by going to the first location. Use observation, logic, imagination, and teamwork to solve the riddle at each location, the riddles are always hard. Pause the app at any point if you want to take a break, stop for coffee, or spend some more time visiting one of the sights. Play the game at your own pace. Start your tour at the much-photographed St. Gallen railway station! Visit the unique Red Square created for an innovative project, while the Broderbunnen will cool you down with its wonderful aesthetics and unique statues. Take a photo in the Textile Museum building, which will amaze you with its exhibits, and let yourself be lost in the beauty of the Gallusbrunnen, adorned with St. Gallen on him. Visit the incomparably beautiful Abbey of Saint Gall. You will also pass by the Ortsbürgergemeinde, an old mansion with a long history. Admire the iconic St. Lawrence Church with the unique panoramic view offered by its tower. The central and historic market place will enchant you and your camera! The icing on the cake of this unique experience will be St. Mangen Church, the oldest church in town!

St. Gallen’s Art and Culture revealed by a Local

8. St. Gallen’s Art and Culture revealed by a Local

Explore the city that began as a monastery and discover why thousands of art lovers from all over the globe visit St. Gallen each year. Home to countless cultural events and well-preserved cultural and literary heritage from the Middle Ages, St. Gallen is multi-faceted and will come alive with the descriptions given by your local guide.  Whether you are visiting St. Gallen as a newcomer or as a returning tourist, this tour is sure to please. Wander past colorful street art and get to know the city's galleries and museums. Learn about Gallus and Otmar as well as modern and young artists who have recently joined the scene.

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Excellent activity for all ages! It was great to learn about the city at our own pace.