The Convent of St Gall, a perfect example of a great Carolingian monastery, was, from the 8th century to its secularization in 1805, one of the most important in Europe. Its library is one of the richest and oldest in the world and contains precious manuscripts such as the earliest-known architectural plan drawn on parchment. From 1755 to 1768, the conventual area was rebuilt in Baroque style. The cathedral and the library are the main features of this remarkable architectural complex, reflecting 12 centuries of continuous activity.
Criteria for inclusion as a World Heritage Site
|ii||To exhibit an important interchange of human values, over a span of time or within a cultural area of the world, on developments in architecture or technology, monumental arts, town-planning or landscape design.||All|
|iv||To be an outstanding example of a type of building, architectural or technological ensemble or landscape which illustrates (a) significant stage(s) in human history.||All|
|Principality of Liechtenstein de en||40.7km||site_izi|
|Old Rhine Bridge||2020||33.9km||site_ao|
|The Prince of Liechtenstein’s Vineyard and Wine Cellar||2019||32.7km||site_ao|
|Pfahlbaumuseum Unteruhldingen (Lake Dwelling Museum)||2016||35.4km||site_ao|
|Berggasthaus Aescher Wildkirchli||2018||15.8km||site_ao|
|Museum im Lagerhaus||2017||0.9km||site_ao|
|Parish Church St. Verena (Pfarrkirche St. Verena)||31.5km||site_brutalism|
|High School (Kantonschule)||1968||25.7km||site_brutalism|
|Katholische Kirche Herz-Jesu||1964||29.7km||site_brutalism|
|Monastic Island of Reichenau||2000||38.8km||site_whs|
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Within UNESCO's broad remit, this specialised agency of the UN works towards international cooperation agreements to secure the world's cultural and natural heritage, designating venues of exceptional value as World Heritage Sites.