The city of St.Gallen owes its name and origin to the wandering monk, Gallus, who came in 612 from the Lake Constance region to the upper Steinach valley. At the explicit orders of Charlemagne, the monastery in St.Gallen cultivated the arts and sciences, whose impressive works can still be admired today in the world renowned Abbey Library.
Textiles were and are St.Gallen’s traditional industry. St.Gallen laces are the first choice for the collections of famous couture houses in Paris and Milan.
St.Gallen is the seventh largest city in Switzerland and a regional capital, with a well-known university, federal court, theatre, concert hall, museums, modern clinics and countless services. The picturesque location between Lake Constance and the Säntis, a charming old town whose Abbey District is a world Heritage site, as well as a variety of events throughout the year, make St.Gallen a preferred location in eastern Switzerland.
Parents and friends of the school enjoy combining a visit to the Institut auf dem Rosenberg with a stay in St.Gallen. The proximity of airports in Zurich, Altenrhein and Friedrichshafen as well as direct motorway access and excellent train connections make for an easy arrival.