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St. Gallen is located in the northeastern part of Switzerland , and is one of the largest cities in the country with 74,900 inhabitants (2008).The city was founded in the 600s, and has several cultural and historical sights. In addition, St. Gallen, a major transportation hub.
St. Gallen is situated in a valley at 700 meters – with the mountains nearby Appenzell. The highest point is peak Säntis at 2502 m. There are good opportunities for outdoor recreation in the mountains, and you can take the cable car up to Säntis from Schwägalp.
The largest tourist attraction in St. Gallen is the Roman Catholic cathedral “Stiftskirche St. Gallen” from 1755. In the period 1766 – 1805 was a church convent church of St. Gallen monastery. The church is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Other city sights include Textile Museum, Historical and Ethnographic Museum, the Art Museum and The Natural History Museum.
The city has its own airport – St. Gallen-Altenrheim Airport – with limited flights. Nearest international airport is Zurich Airport , located 89 km west of St. Gallen.