Switzerland Sankt Gallen St. Gallen

Abbey Library of Saint Gall

A historic Swiss library renowned for its medieval manuscripts and baroque architecture, a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1983.

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The Abbey Library of Saint Gall is a breathtaking example of baroque architecture and an important center of study for medieval manuscripts. Home to over 160,000 documents, including many from the Middle Ages, this impressive library offers visitors the chance to see rare manuscripts and explore the history of European intellectual life. With its stunning frescoes, ornate shelves, and exhaustive collection of texts, the Abbey Library of Saint Gall is a must-see for anyone interested in the history of literature and learning.

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