St. Gallen – a city in the eastern part of Switzerland, the capital of the canton of St. Gallen. The city is located near Lake Constance, at an altitude of about 700 meters above sea level and is one of the highest cities in Switzerland.
The city was founded in the VII century and is a cultural and economic center of eastern Switzerland. The modern city includes in its membership the old quarter of the city (up to 1798 – the imperial city and the Republic of St. Gallen) and a number of surrounding villages (Hafnersberg, Rotmont, Bruggen, Lahen, St. Fiden and others), formerly belonging to the communes Shtraubentsel and Tablat and included in the city in 1918.
Coat of arms of the city of St. Gallen is standing on its hind legs bear with a gold necklace. Emperor Frederick III in 1475 allowed the city to beautify the city’s coat of arms bears a gold necklace in gratitude for the support in the wars of Burgundy.