Activities in St Gallen for 70 year old women

Activities in St Gallen for 70 year old women

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Reppalc
Reppalc
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May 4, 2018 - 3:58 PM

We are 4 vibrant women in our 70’s. We will be spending 3 days in St Gallen in September. What active activities are suggested for this area? Thanks

Lucas
Lucas
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May 4, 2018 - 7:43 PM in reply to Reppalc

Hi Reppalc and welcome to MySwissAlps!

We don't have an information page here on St. Gallen yet :(. Do you have any specific interests? Are you looking at traveling around the area at all or staying in the city?

The Appenzell region (http://www.appenzell.c h/en/home.html) and Mt. Säntis (https://saentisbahn.ch /en/) are not too far away for example.

I would direct you to the St. Gallen website for more details: http://www.st.gallen-bodensee.ch/en/

Reppalc
Reppalc
6 posts
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May 4, 2018 - 8:59 PM in reply to Lucas

Thank you for your speedy reply

We are mainly interested in hiking, the websites you provided will be very helpful. Is St Gallen considered to be a tourist city?

Thank you again, we look forward to visiting your beautiful country

rockoyster
rockoyster
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May 4, 2018 - 10:43 PM in reply to Reppalc
Slowpoke
Slowpoke
4738 posts
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May 5, 2018 - 1:45 PM in reply to Reppalc

Hi Reppalc -

My colleague on thsi forum alerted me to your post. I'd like to help with some information.

However, I'm on the road this weekend, and don't have quick access to some of my material about St.

Gallen. I'll try to get backto you before September. ;-)

It is not overloaded with tourist in the way that Luzern is, but the old town and Abbey have a steady flow of tourists. I've not found them to be overwhelming in my visits there.

Briefly, the Abbey and Abbey Library, as a Unesco World Heritage site, are very impressive and worth investing several hours in the tour ( required) and exploration of the Abbey and surroundings.

Close by in the old town, which deserves a leisurely stroll, is a small 700 year old very Swiss restaurant.

www.weinstube-baeumli.ch/

I periodically ride the train over when I am staying in Zürich, maybe on a jet lag day, just to have lunch there.

There is nice hiking in the hills near Appenzell and Gais, as mentioned by Lucas.

Nere Ebenalp and the Seealpsee there are some nice walks that are not too mountainous.

More on that when I get back home.

There is a famous small mountain hotel/restaurant hanging on the side of the mountain near there. Name escapes me at the moment. . You have to climb up, which would test your "vibrance." ;-)

Switzerland is a hikers paradise...for all skill levels, and September is a great time to go:

www.alpenwild.com/stat icpage/trail-signs-in-the-swiss-alps/

There are sevral excellent resources for more details, if you are interestd.

To help me adjust my comments a bit-

where are you from, and do you speak or read any German, French, Italian?

Slowpoke

Reppalc
Reppalc
6 posts
new member
May 6, 2018 - 8:54 PM in reply to Slowpoke

Thank you, these websites you provided are very helpful

We are from the USA, one of us near Philadelphia PA, the others near Princeton NJ

In the past three years we have hiked in Italy, France, Austria, Slovenia and USA

Unfortunately we speak only English, so far it has not been a problem, however

we do learn a few simple phrases for each country.

i look forward to receiving more resources

Thank you...Reppalc

Slowpoke
Slowpoke
4738 posts
expert
May 7, 2018 - 1:36 AM in reply to Reppalc

Hi Reppalc -

More coming.

English works well in almost all of Switzerland.

I grew up in Upper Darby.

Slowpoke

Snowman
Snowman
140 posts
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May 9, 2018 - 8:42 PM

Hi Reppalc,

The chocolate manufacture is just what you need:

www.chocolarium.ch/fr/

Enjoy!

Slowpoke
Slowpoke
4738 posts
expert
May 9, 2018 - 9:42 PM in reply to Reppalc

Hi Reppalc

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Just got back to looking at my St. Gall stuff. I have a few pictures to post. They need a bit of editing. Real soon now. ;-)

Meanwhile, take a look at this:

www.myswitzerland.com/ en-us/hiking-and-aescher-cliff-restaurant.html

www.aescher-ai.ch/

www.momstotszurich.com /2014/09/ebenalp-seealpsee-hike.html/

www.ricksteves.com/wat ch-read-listen/read/articles/h igh-in-switzerlands-appenzell

Slowpoke

Last modified on May 10, 2018 - 9:48 AM by Slowpoke
Slowpoke
Slowpoke
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Slowpoke
Slowpoke
4738 posts
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May 10, 2018 - 11:34 PM in reply to Reppalc

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