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Location and Access

Abbey precincts and cathedral in the historic city centre of St. Gallen
Abbey precincts and cathedral in the historic city centre of St. Gallen
Photo: St. Gallen-Bodensee Tourismus

Location

St. Gallen is located in eastern Switzerland 675 m above mean sea level and the total number of inhabitants is 70’000. Its name and foundation dates back to the establishment of the monastery by the itinerant monk Gallus in the year 612. The historic centre of the town is dominated by the imposing Baroque cathedral, the heart of the Abbey District, which has the status of an UNESCO World Heritage. St. Gallen hosts the oldest Swiss football club (founded 1890) and the oldest Swiss brewery (founded 1779). However, the city is famous for its sausage called «OLMA Bratwurst», rather than for its beer.

How to get there

There are half-hourly train connections between Zurich Airport and St.Gallen, leaving 22 and 52 minutes after the hour from platform 2, taking 1 hour to get there. 

Single fare tickets are available from the counter or the ticket machine for CHF 28. 

Conference Venue

The workshop will be held in the government building of the Canton St.Gallen, 10 minutes’ walk from train station (Adress: Staatskanzlei, Regierungsgebäude, Klosterhof 3, 9001 St. Gallen).