The Convent of St Gall is a perfect example of a great Carolingian monastery which flourished from the times of its foundation in the 8th century to its secularization in 1805. It was one of the most important centres of art and knowledge, with its rich library and the scriptorium. The location is where the Irish monk Gallus withdrew to lead a hermit life in 612; and in 747 abbot Othmar established a community of Benedictine monks and founded a school.
Love the aerial view! Big thanks to Ruedi :))