Amongst the must visit places in Switzerland is Stiftsbibliothek, commonly known as St. Gallen’s Abbey Library. It is one of the world’s oldest and Switzerland’s finest specimen of ornate architecture. Founded by St. Gall in 612, the library is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. A bibliophile’s dream, the library is bursting with precious manuscripts handwritten as well as illustrated by monks in the Middle Ages, and leather-bound books. There are audio guides available in multiple languages and everyone who enters must wear felt slippers, to protect the precious floors.