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Pilgrim's Blessing in the City of St. Gallen

It is possible to receive a pilgrim’s blessing daily in St. Gallen Cathedral. On Sunday, also in the Protestant church of St. Laurenzen.

Practical procedure, no reservation necessary.
At the beginning of the service, place your rucksack in front of the front pew as a sign to the priest or minister or for the chaplain.


In the cathedral, place the backpack in front of the first pew as a sign of the wish for a pilgrim's blessing. After the service, the priest/chaplain will award the personal blessing.

Church service

6.30 a.m. – Otmar’s Crypt

8.15 a.m. – Cathedral

6.30 a.m. – Cathedral

12.05 a.m. – Guardian Angel Chapel

5.30 p.m. – CathedralVespers/Choir Room

6.30 a.m. – Cathedral

9.00 a.m. – Cathedral

8.15 a.m. – Cathedral

12.05 a.m. – Guardian Angel Chapel

8.15 a.m. – Cathedral

6.15 p.m. – Cathedral

8.15 a.m. – Cathedral

5.30 p.m. – Cathedral

8:30 a.m. – Cathedral

10.30 a.m. – Cathedral

7.30 p.m. – Cathedral

Saint Lawrence Church

Take the backpack into the bank. After the service, the pastor will award the personal blessing.

Church service

10.30 a.m.

The three pilgrimage paths in St.Gallen

Camino Santiago

From Munich or Augsburg to Bregenz or Lindau. From Bregenz via Rheineck to Rorschach. From Lindau by ferry to Rorschach.

Section 1 from Rorschach to St. Gallen. From there via Wattwil to Einsiedeln, Flüeli-Ranft, Interlaken, Fribourg, Geneva.

Columban Way

Coming from Ireland via France to Basel, Zurich, Tuggen, Wattwil, Flawil, Herisau, St. Gallen.

From St. Gallen on to Arbon, Bregenz, Chur, Chiavenna, Bobbio (Italy).

Via Francisca

Coming from Constance to St. Gallen.

Continue to Chur, Lukmanier Pass to Pavia and Rome.

How to reach St. Gallen for the Swiss Camino

1 hour by train from the Airport of Zurich to St.Gallen railway station.

See the timetable of trains: Zürich Flughafen – St.Gallen.

3 1/2 hours by train from the airport of Munich.

See the timetable.

3 hours from Munich City (ZOB) by bus to St. Gallen railway station.

See the timetable of Flixbus

15 minutes by walking you need from the railway station of St.Gallen to the pilgrim hostel.

The route starts in Rorschach or St.Gallen and leads through Switzerland to Geneva.

It is through Switzerland is signposted as “Via Jacobi” with blue-green stickers on yellow signposts and the number 4.

About the city of St. Gallen

For pilgrims, basic information on the city of St. Gallen is compiled on the page under the keyword St. Gallen.