Location: Stiftsbibliothek St.Gallen, Klosterhof 6D, 9004 St Gallen
How to get there:
The library is within walking distance from St. Gallen HB.
Bus 11 towards Abacus-Platz will bring you here from St.Gallen station. The nearest bus stop is called “Stiftsbezirk” and is right by the Abbey Library.
*Taking pictures inside the library is not permitted. Pictures used here are from Wikimedia Commons.
Switzerland’s oldest and one of the world’s most beautiful library is located in the abbey of Saint Gall in Switzerland’s 7th largest town – St. Gallen.
St. Gall’s Abbey Library is one of the oldest and most beautiful in the world. The origins of the library date back to the 8th century, and many of its 160,000 priceless texts are nearly that old.
The library hall, designed by the architect Peter Thumb in a Rococo style, was constructed between 1758–67. A Greek inscription above the entrance door, psyché iatreion, translates as “apothecary of the soul”.
*Disclaimer: I only write about libraries I personally visit. This blog post represents my personal opinion, and no one sponsors it.