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I was surprised when I saw a lot of coloufull bears in this beautyfull city. I saw cows situated in some countries in Europe, but was surprised with bears. It looks it were advertisements.

St. Gallen was founded around 612 AD by a careless monk forging his way through the valley of the river Steinach. Yes, the good but clumsy St. Gallus fell into a briar patch, considered it a sign from God, and, legend has it, built a hermitage there with the help of a bear. The place became St. Gallen, and the bear is still found in the city's standard. From this prickly beginning, St. Gallen developed into a thriving cultural center by the 8th century, and today is Switzerland's seventh largest city.

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