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St. Gallen—A Swiss Treasure

| September 7, 2017 | 0 Comments

From a monk’s hermit cell to UNESCO World Heritage site, the St. Gallen’s Abbey Library fascinates on many levels.

By Phyllis Meras

Today, 400 manuscripts that were written there more than 1,000 years ago and 170,000 books dating from the 15th to the 21st century are kept in a Baroque building that is 300 years old this year. St. Gallen’s Abbey Library is considered one of the greatest libraries in one of the most beautiful settings in the world.

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