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Tour description

Eastern Switzerland is internationally renowned for its textile heritage and expertise. The region is indeed a «textile country», shaped by the industry’s history and continually rejuvenated by its many successful textile enterprises. The textile industry’s influence can still be clearly seen in Eastern Switzerland – especially in the region’s architecture.

Roughly five kilometres long (walking time about 1-2 hours), the textile trail leads through St.Gallen and introduces you to magnificent buildings from the heyday of the industry. The tour begins at the Museum of History and Ethnology, at the Textile Museum or at the Tourist Office.

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Places along the route: Völkerkundemuseum - Haus zum Notenstein - Haus zum Sternen - Handelshaus - Haus Pelikan - Stadthaus - Haus zur Waage - Stickereibörse - Textilmuseum - Haus Sonnengarten - Haus Oceanic - Bahnhof - Altes Lagerhaus - Stickereiquartier - Haus Wilson - Haus Pacific - Haus Einstein - Haus Jägerei - Schlössli


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Tour history (B05999)

First published: Freitag, 18. März 2016

Last updated: Montag, 11. April 2016

Tour published by: Presented by www.st.gallen-bodensee.ch

Tour characteristics

Distance: 4.8 km | Time requirement: 1¼ h
Ascent: 30 m | Descent: 30 m
Highest point: 691 m.a.s.l.

Difficulty T1 Hiking

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St. Gallen-Bodensee Tourismus
Bankgasse 9
CH- 9001 St. Gallen
Tel.: 0041 71 227 37 37
E-Mail: info@st.gallen-bodensee.ch
Internet: www.st.gallen-bodensee.ch