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Sankt Gallen
St. Gall
Abbey Cathedral of St. Gall
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Fürstabtei St. Gallen
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Switzerland - Abbey Cathedral of St. Gallen

Switzerland - Abbey Cathedral of St. Gallen 

The history of the monastery of St. Gallen (St. Gall) is dating back to the year 612, when an Irish monk named Gallus was on a preaching pilgrimage through Europe. He stumbled on a stone and dropped to a knee at the edge of the Steinach River, where he spotted a hungry bear. He gave the bear some of his bread, perhaps a bribe as not to eat him, but purportedly an offering to help him build a shelter. After Gallus' death, the spot grew in importance as a place of worship and a Benedictine monastery was founded in 747 by St Otmar and named after Gallus.

The Abbey of St Gallen and its monastery grew in stature and wealth, becoming a religious principality, ruled by Prince-Bishops. The Abbey Cathedral at St Gallen survived both the reformation and French Revolution, but under the influence of Napoleon in 1805, when the Canton of St Gallen was established, both the monastery and its political rule were dissolved.

The current cathedral was built between 1755 and 1767 and is one of the last monumental baroque monastic constructions in Europe. A white interior is adorned with malachite green stucco-work, rose marble altars and a gilded altar fence (main picture). The opulently ceiling frescoes (PiP 2) depict biblical characters. The interior is decorated with numerous carvings; among them a wonderful pulpit (PiP 3), several confessionals and eighty four choir seats (PiP 4).

Several of the buildings of the former monastery now house municipal offices. The Abbey Cathedral of St Gallen (PiP 1), the abbey library and the surrounding monastery buildings – (the St. Gallen Abbey District) - was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1983.

Ester, Martin M. Miles, Frans Van Beers, Istvan Farkas and 106 other people have particularly liked this photo

117 comments - The latest ones
 Ulrich John
Ulrich John club
Excellent ! And thanks for the text ! Have a nice weekend, Jaap ! HFF !
2 years ago. Edited 2 years ago.
Katja club
Flashy and pompous .... looks gigantic.
A nice HFF you and a nice weekend as well!
2 years ago.
 Richard Nuttall
Richard Nuttall club
lovely view Jaap HFF mate and a great weekend too!!
2 years ago.
 Edward Bowthorpe
Edward Bowthorpe
Beautiful Jaap,eddie,
2 years ago.
Annemarie club
most beautiful
Happy weekend!
2 years ago.
Schussentäler club
wunderschöne Kirche - sehr schöne PIPS
2 years ago.
 Rosalyn Hilborne
Rosalyn Hilborne club
A fabulous interior shot and splendid PiP's Jaap!!
Have a good weekend...Rosa.
2 years ago.
 Maria W.
Maria W. club
Mirakle!!! Bonan semajnfinon Jaap:)))
2 years ago.
 John Cass
John Cass club
Beautiful shot, wonderful detail.
2 years ago.
 Clyde Sostand
Clyde Sostand club
Super shot
2 years ago.
 Gerard Perin
Gerard Perin club
2 years ago.
 Treasa Ui Cionaodha
Treasa Ui Cionaodha club
Lovely capture. Well done Jaap Regards Tess
2 years ago.
 Marie-claire Gallet
Marie-claire Gallet club
Thank you for sharing this beauty with us, Jaap !! The rich decoration of this abbey is simply splendid !!!!!!! Happy week-end to come !
2 years ago.
Nouchetdu38 club
A marvelous baroque architecture!!!!!
A great shot!!!!!!!
2 years ago.
LotharW club
WoW und HFF, Jaap!
2 years ago.
cp_u club
Stunning perspective and geometry!
2 years ago.
tiabunna club
A beautiful interior, Jaap. HFF and best wishes for the weekend.
2 years ago.
 William Sutherland
William Sutherland club
Stunning grandeur! Have a great weekend!
2 years ago.
 Doug Shepherd
Doug Shepherd club
Very eye-catching composition and great notes Jaap. HFF and a great weekend.
2 years ago.
 J. Gafarot
J. Gafarot club
The perfect picture; I know because I lived there for five years.
And as usual you offer us a very good note.
So it is a favorite, of course
2 years ago.
gezginruh club

HFF and have a nice weekend
2 years ago.
 Rainer Blankermann
Rainer Blankermann club
HFF, Jaap. Great composition, excellent POV and symmetry. Beautiful colours and details!
2 years ago.
 Mario Vargas
Mario Vargas club
beautiful place, great shot, hff
2 years ago.
micritter club
All five photos are superb. A very beautiful and totally impressive cathedral with amazing detailed work. Thank you for sharing.
2 years ago.
 Percy Schramm
Percy Schramm club
Congrats, Jaap for a great image with wonderful PiPs - and thank you for the informations. HFF and a sunny weekend !!!
2 years ago.
 Roger (Grisly)
Roger (Grisly) club
Fabulous place and terrific images Jaap,
HFF and a nice weekend.
2 years ago.
Adele club
Magnificient interior , excellent details!
HFF and a nice weekend, Jaap!
2 years ago.
Valfal club
Probably the most ornate fence I have ever seen! HFF and a great weekend to you, Jaap! :-)
2 years ago.
 Colin Ashcroft
Colin Ashcroft club
That is very impressive and the symmetry beautifully captured. I once drove through St. Gallen obviously I should have stopped to see this !
2 years ago. Edited 2 years ago.
menonfire club
Ein wunderbares geistliches Stück Zaun ! HFF Jaap
2 years ago.
HappySnapper club
Wow that is very ornate Jaap and it is only through IPERNITY that you learn so much about a place that some or many of us never new existed.
2 years ago.
 Keith Burton
Keith Burton club
A wonderful set of images Jaap.............especially the intterior ones which are perfectly framed and exposed.
2 years ago.
 Philippe Delmer
Philippe Delmer
Très jolis détails !
2 years ago.
╰☆☆June☆☆╮ club
Good work...
Have a nice weekend ;-)
2 years ago.
 Kama 56
Kama 56
magnifique cette église
2 years ago.
 Christel Ehretsmann
Christel Ehretsmann club
what a busy church...with so many details !
2 years ago.
 Jeff Farley
Jeff Farley club
A most wonderful HFF Jaap - this must be the best ever !!!
2 years ago.
cammino club
Good work!
2 years ago.
Pics-UM club
Sehr schöne Aufnahme und eine aufschlussreiche Beschreibung. TOP! Gruß Uwe
2 years ago.
 Josiane Dirickx
Josiane Dirickx club
Très belle compo !
2 years ago.
 Hélène Lombard
Hélène Lombard club
Un cadrage superbe sur ce choeur très riche et beau !!
2 years ago.
 Trudy Tuinstra
Trudy Tuinstra club
fantastic report
2 years ago.
 Roger Bennion
Roger Bennion club
A very beautiful interior. Excellent photography, Jaap.
2 years ago.
 Nicole Merdrignac
Nicole Merdrignac club
Photo superbe. Nicole.
2 years ago.
Ecobird club
How beautifully elaborate and ornate Jaap. A terrific image. Lovely detail in the PiPs. HFF and have a good weekend
2 years ago. Edited 2 years ago.
 Nacer H
Nacer H
Trè belle photo avec beaucoup de détails, bon week end !!
2 years ago.
Richement décorée. Amitiés, Richard
2 years ago.
 Larry Drummond
Larry Drummond
That is one truly stunning interior !
2 years ago.
 William Sutherland
William Sutherland club
2 years ago.
RHH club
A bit elaborate for my taste, but a fabulous interior.
2 years ago.
 Pam J
Pam J club
Simply breathtaking !
2 years ago.
sasithorn_s club
Splendid photo and PiPs, Jaap! Such amazing and elaborate interior!
Happy weekend!
2 years ago.
k.e.s_kloset club
Such a beautiful series of images.

HFF, Jaap. Have a nice weekend. :)
2 years ago.
 Alain P
Alain P club
Très joli .
2 years ago.
 Beatrice Degan(MARS)
Beatrice Degan(MARS) club
Imposing interior so splendidly caught and composed!Enjoy your weekend Jaap!
2 years ago.
 Guy Bacca
Guy Bacca club
Belles photos de la cathédrale avec son intérieur somptueux
2 years ago.
grandiose belle photo, merci de la visite ...
2 years ago.
 Falk Preusche
Falk Preusche club
Fantastic view inside.
2 years ago.
annaig56 club

Have a nice weekend
2 years ago.
 Nora Caracci VERY BUSY
Nora Caracci VERY BU… club
gorgeous view, superb details !!!
bon weekend !
2 years ago.
 Sonia Roosen
Sonia Roosen
Een juweeltje, hé gewoon prachtig!
Groeten uit België
2 years ago.
 Little Nightwitch
Little Nightwitch club
Uff, this is a very very special fence. Great view from the inside of the cathedral! Like a little heaven!

Beladet but heartly HFF!!! Have a sunny weekend!
2 years ago.
 Dick M
Dick M
Magnificent, as usual!
2 years ago.
 Riet Van Vliet
Riet Van Vliet club
Een prachtige Foto.
2 years ago.
 Susanne Hoy
Susanne Hoy club
An impressive cathedral!
2 years ago.
RHH club
2 years ago.
 M♥rJ Photogr♥phy !! ( Marj )
M♥rJ Photogr♥phy !!… club
Very beautiful & interesting information ...thank you Jaap !!!
2 years ago.
Lucette club
Très bel intérieur j'aime beaucoup Jaap !
2 years ago.
 Christiane ♥.•*¨`*•✿
Christiane ♥.•*¨`*•✿ club
Oh ! This is really something !
Superb photograph, Jaap !
Have a nice week end, dear friend.
2 years ago.
beverley club
. . . congratulations on Explore
and being in the number one spot . . .
2 years ago.
Jaap van 't Veen club has replied to beverley club
Thank you so much, didn't see that.
2 years ago.
beverley club has replied to Jaap van 't Veen club
my pleasure, you are always so thoughtful,
so thank you . . .
2 years ago.
 Jadviga Grase
Jadviga Grase
Beautiful, Jaap!
Have a nice weekend!
2 years ago.
ROL/Photo club
WAOUHHHH magnifique photo
de ce beau lieu..
bonne soirée Jaap
2 years ago.
Esther club
So ornate! You did a great job of capturing the interior in difficult light.
2 years ago.
 Manfred Kaddik
Manfred Kaddik club
Faszinierend dieser Anblick
2 years ago.
Chris10 club
Schitterende kathedraal Jaap. Wat een details hè, het één nog mooier dan het ander.
Dat hebben we niet, of bijna niet hier in Nederland...Erg mooi.

Groet en fijne zondag, Christien.
2 years ago. Edited 2 years ago.
Betty【ツ】 club
Decoration too important for me, but beautiful composition, Jaap !
2 years ago.
sea-herdorf club
sehr schöne Innenansicht, Jaap,
Freundliche Grüße und einen schönen Sonntag,
2 years ago.
RHH club
Congratulations on Explore, Jaap.
2 years ago.
Guydel club
Superbe petit reportage !
2 years ago.
WOW! Prachtig interieur en koorhek!:)
2 years ago.
sunlight club
Ein schönes Foto von einer beeindruckenden Kirche Jaap !
2 years ago.
 Wim Zoeteman
Wim Zoeteman
Wat een pracht en praal.
Ondanks mijn calvinistische opvoeding vind ik dit echt schitterend.
2 years ago.
Jaap van 't Veen club has replied to Wim Zoeteman
Ik ben zelf ook helemaal niet godsdienstig, maar vind dat kerken vaak van een bijzondere schoonheid getuigen (en fotografische motieven leveren).
2 years ago.
 Pachelbel Canon
Pachelbel Canon
Spectacular photograph of an amazing place
2 years ago.
 Monique Tosan
Monique Tosan club
Belle histoire que celle du monastère .Tres beau baroque riche en dorures et décors ...
2 years ago. Edited 2 years ago.
Jean club
Wonderful building and fabulous interior.
2 years ago.
Gudrun club
Fabulous photos! This is a place I have yet to visit.
2 years ago.
Jaap van 't Veen club has replied to Gudrun club
Highly recommended !!
2 years ago.
 Peter Castell
Peter Castell club
Wonderful capture of an amazing cathedral Jaap
2 years ago.
 Simone Maurel
Simone Maurel club
so beautiful ...nice day
2 years ago.
 Uli F.
Uli F. club
Did you visit the famous Abbey Library, too, Jaap?
Beautiful photo of the interior of the cathedral.
2 years ago.
Jaap van 't Veen club has replied to Uli F. club
Yes, but officially not allowed to take pictures, although ....
2 years ago. Edited 2 years ago.
Uli F. club has replied to Jaap van 't Veen club
Yes, I know, Jaap, it was a pity ;-)....Sometimes I shoot from the hip ;-))).
2 years ago.
Jaap van 't Veen club has replied to Uli F. club
I did the same, but the pictures are not very good.
2 years ago.
 Valeriane ♫ ♫ ♫¨*
Valeriane ♫ ♫ ♫¨* club
ce monastère regorge de trésors merveilleux*******************
2 years ago.
 natur' ELLE
natur' ELLE club
superbe style ! *********
bonne journée Jaap !
2 years ago.
Fantastic interior...
2 years ago.
 Graham Chance
Graham Chance club
Superb series Jaap
2 years ago.

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