St.Gallen - petite and attractive St.Gallen is a small city with a population of about 75,000 in north-eastern Switzerland. It is near Lake Constance and the neighbouring countries Germany and Austria. With its population of about 75,000, St.Gallen is a medium-sized city in Switzerland. The location between Lake Constance and Alpstein, the abbey of St. Gall and its library (UNESCO World Heritage) and the charming old town with its restaurants and clubs as well as the rich cultural offer enable a high standard of living. Compared to other university cities, finding a flat or room in St.Gallen is not difficult. The cost of living is affordable. Many local recreation and winter sports areas are within close reach.