I've commented periodically on St. Gall...Sankt Gallen ....and decided I'd agglomerate comments and images. This is not exactly a trip report, but , to make it suitable for this section of the fora, I can truthfully say that it is based on a visit on May 23, 2017.
<<"St. Gallen or traditionally St Gall, in German sometimes Sankt Gallen is a Swiss town and the capital of the canton of St. Gallen. It evolved from the hermitage of Saint Gall, founded in the 7th century. Today, it is a large urban agglomeration (with around 160,000 inhabitants) and represents the center of eastern Switzerland.">>
Saint Gall - Gallus - was one of several Irish monks who proselytized in the German-speaking regions the middle ages.
If I have the time when I am in Zürich or the Ostschweiz, I like to ride over to St. Gall to have lunch at Weinstube zum Baümli, a 500 year old restaurant on the first floor of a building in the old town. For those of us from the USA, it is the second floor.
The Swiss are fond of Weisswurst- typically veal sausages - that are white, not brown.
I am too.
The most famous brand name is:
St. Galler OLMA-Bratwurst.
So, I go to St. Gall to have one or two.They are best accompanied by Rösti...particularly good hash-browns if done correctly, and they do them correctly at zum Baümli. Pictures attached.
While I'm there, I like to walk around the old town (die Altstadt) and the pictures in the next post reflect a nice sunny day in May, before the tourist swarm has arrived.
Because we are limited to 10 images per post, I'll post in two sets. First, the important ones...the food.
I am definitely not one of those people who photograph their food and send pictures to everyone. However, in this case, it is justified.. I think.
A second post will show some of the old town.
I invite others to add to this report. I intend to do so as I collect more relevant information.