Einstein St.Gallen - STM 2023
Welcome to Eastern Switzerland!
This is where city meets nature. Beautiful hiking trails, the imposing Alpstein mountains and the turquoise Lake Constance offer various experiences for people of all ages.
In the heart of the region is the city of St.Gallen. The cultural city is famous for the Abbey District with its cathedral and the world-famous Abbey Library, which are UNESCO World Heritage Sites. The picturesque old town invites you to discover and stroll around. The city is also known as an embroidery metropolis. Around 1910, 50% of the world's embroidery production came from St.Gallen.
OSKAR - The guest card of Eastern Switzerland
With OSKAR an eventful stay is guaranteed. Selected offers such as mountain railway tickets, museum admissions and much more are free of charge once with Oskar. The card is available for stays of two nights or more and costs CHF 15.00 per person per day. In addition, public transport can be used free of charge on the entire "Ostwind" route network.
The Einstein St.Gallen is closely connected with the textile industry. The classicist five-story building was built in 1830 by the widow of textile finisher Jacob Allgäuer. The proactive entrepreneur ran a textile finishing shop in it. Later, the first floor housed the People's Kitchen.
The American embroidery factory owner Isaac D. Einstein saw the existing textile industry in St.Gallen as a locational advantage and had the old building converted into an embroidery factory in 1884 by the architect Karl August Hiller. At the turn of the 19th and 20th centuries, Einstein-Hirsch & Cie. was active here, and from 1936 the Adolf Hahn company. By this time, however, the golden age of the St.Gallen embroidery industry had long since passed.
In 1978, the St.Gallen textile manufacturer Max Kriemler bought the property, renovated it from the ground up and converted it into the four-star Hotel Einstein St.Gallen, which opened in 1983. 20 years later, the hotel success story continues. Max Kriemler decided to expand the existing Einstein in the adjacent building by 48 new, modern hotel rooms. As a result, the Einstein today has 113 rooms, the Einstein Gourmet with a view over the roofs of the old town, the stylish English-style Einstein Bar and one of the most modern fitness parks in Switzerland. Versatile seminar and banquet facilities in the Einstein Congress, built in 2009, and the Bistro St.Gallen round out the offering.
In 2012, the Einstein St.Gallen was classified as a 4-star superior hotel.