Abbey of Saint Gall
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Travel advisor John Clifford's switzerland">Stepping Out in Switzerland itinerary hits many of the country's modern and contemporary art museums and architectural highlights, but if you are in the mood for something old school, he can arrange a visit to the Abbey of Saint Gall. One of eight UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Switzerland, a monastery was first established at the site in the eighth century though the magnificent buildings that are one of the world's outstanding examples of Baroque and Rococo architecture date from 1755 to 1768. The library, which houses one of Europe's largest collection of medieval works, was designed by the Austrian architect Peter Thumb and is all polished wood and painted stucco. To read more about John Clifford's itinerary, visit Stepping Out in Switzerland. Other itineraries to Switzerland created by the members of AFAR's Travel Advisory Council and other travel specialists can be found at AFAR Journeys.
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