In the heart of the old town of St. Gallen, just a few steps away from the Hotel Vadian, you will find the 16th century Pförtnerhof annex. The historical ambience of the venerable building paired with modern comfort will make your stay in the old town a special experience.
In the Dependance you can choose between standard double rooms, exclusive oriel rooms that seem to float above the alley or - brand new - an apartment that sleeps 6. All rooms have shower/WC and free internet connection. On the ground floor there is a small meeting room, which is suitable for smaller family celebrations or company events in a special setting.
The annex is located at Bankgasse 7, in the immediate vicinity of the Cathedral and the Abbey Library. All the sights of the old town can be easily reached on foot in a few minutes.
The Pförtnerhof was built in 1578 by Daniel Studer as the back house to the "House of the Rose". The typical domed oriel above the bay windows in the third floor was added only a few years later. As Brigitte Schmid-Gugler, author of the book "Tower Stories", writes, this late Gothic timber-framed house is considered one of the most important half-timbered buildings in St. Gallen. In 1689 the house came into the possession of the Zollikofer family and was later taken over by Hans Heinrich Fels. In 1763, the Huber family bought the house and held it for a few hundred years before it changed hands once again.
In recent history, the rooms on the first and second floor of the neat half-timbered house were used as an annex of the then "Hotel im Portner". After a few changes of tenants and another sale of the house, the Hotel Vadian took over the dependence Pförtnerhof in 2007. In 2011 the rooms on the first floor were also leased.
Source: Schmid-Gugler, Brigitte. Turmgeschichten. Herisau: Appenzeller Verlag, 2011. ISBN 978-3-85882-580-3
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