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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!

St. Gallen: Guided Old Town Walking Tour

2. St. Gallen: Guided Old Town Walking Tour

Learn about the history of St. Gallen on a guided walking tour through the old town. Explore the city center’s narrow streets, and admire the city’s architecture. After meeting your guide, set off on your walking tour. See and hear about the city’s characteristic oriel windows, and find out exactly how many St. Gallen has during the tour. Besides that, see the remaining wall of the former monastery that divided the spiritual world from the secular one, and listen to your guide’s commentary about Swiss culture.

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: Escape Game and Tour

5. 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: Capture the most Photogenic Spots with a Local

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

Experience St. Gallen through the lens of a local, capturing both the iconic views and the photogenic charm of hidden corners. Navigate from the iconic Offene Kirche St. Gallencapturing its majestic twin spires to the emblematic Drei Weieren renowned for its tranquil water views. Uncover their unique roles in the daily life of locals, from being a beloved meeting point to a scene straight out of a postcard. Experience St. Gallen intimately, as your Local reveals the stories behind famed postcard scenes, blending photogenic imagery with personal anecdotes. This experience offers a distinctive view of St. Gallen, combining picturesque highlights with authentic cultural insights, making it a can't-miss experience for any visitor.

St. Gallen: Private History Tour with a Local Expert

7. St. Gallen: Private History Tour with a Local Expert

Embark on an exclusive journey through time with a Local Expert in St. Gallen, where the past meets the present and every corner has a story to tell. From St. Gallen Cathedral to Abbey of St. Gallen, get to see St. Gallen’s most iconic landmarks and discover the stories behind their historic importance. Learn how St. Gallen’s history, starting as a hermitage founded by Saint Gall and evolving through its development as a major monastic and cultural centre, shaped and influenced present architecture, culture and how its dialect, a variant of Alemannic German, developed, to this day. Dive into St. Gallen's past and let its history become part of your own journey.

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.

Switzerland: Private Transfer within Switzerland

9. Switzerland: Private Transfer within Switzerland

Meet your driver at your chosen location almost anywhere in Switzerland and allow them to assist you with your luggage. Relax as you take in panoramic views of the majestic Swiss scenery. Reach any location within Switzerland by choosing from different mileage options and enjoy the comfort of traveling aboard a private vehicle that runs on biogas, ensuring a ride that's friendly with the environment. Chat with your driver during your journey to get some useful recommendations for your stay in Switzerland. Arrive smoothly at your destination and get ready for the next phase of your trip.

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What people are saying about St. Gallen

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 21 reviews

I was impressed by the Explorial app’s innovative approach to city exploration. St. Gallen’s rich history and stunning architecture were highlighted wonderfully through intriguing tasks and challenges.

The tour was a bit short, but we still saw the main sights in St. Gallen. And above all, it was fun, I'd love to do it again!

Ursula really enjoyed her tour and was very authentic. Lots of details and really good stories! Keep it up and thank you

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

The guide was so knowledgeable and fun. Highly recommend!