The cities of St. Gallen and Konstanz have a lot in common. At first glance, St. Gallen and Konstanz both have historical, well-preserved old towns. Both of the cities have roughly the same number of residents.
The cities are also on a par in terms of culture. The St. Gallen Abbey Precinct is one of Europe’s most significant cultural centres. Konstanz Minster or Konstanz Cathedral is a minor basilica in Konstanz on the shores of Lake Constance. The church dates back to the start of the episcopal see in around 600 AD and was first documented in 780.
The cities both have a traditional history of theatre. The Theater St. Gallen is a three-division theatre for operas, operettas, musicals, plays and children’s and dance shows. The history of the Theater Konstanz begins back in 1607. It operates the three venues of the Stadttheater, Werkstatt and Spiegelhalle.
Konstanz is situated directly on the banks of Lake Constance and has a large port and boat services in all directions. With the “Drei Weiern” south of the old town, St. Gallen squares up with an extraordinary recreational area. Both cities are worth visiting for more than just one day. The journey from centre to centre takes only 35 minutes with the RegioExpress, which runs every hour. A good opportunity to pay a visit.
The journey from St. Gallen to Konstanz takes only 35 minutes and the journey from Herisau to Konstanz takes only 45 with the RegioExpress, which runs every hour.