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Sweet traditions that unfold and develop

In the immediate vicinity of the Unesco World Heritage Site of the Abbey of St. Gallen, at Marktgasse 28, chocolate tradition is at home. The beginnings of Praliné Scherrer date back to 1875. Since then the house has been one of the first addresses when it comes to truffles and pralines, gingerbread and butter confectionery.


The young team of owner and Managing Director Vittoria Hengartner has committed themselves to this tradition. They often add a dash of innovation to the traditional recipes. Passion, professional skills and courage lead to new premium quality that surprises even the most delicate of palates.


Dropping by is a pleasure on every working day: the sweets in the shop of Praliné Scherrer at Marktgasse 28 in St. Gallen are always freshly made. On request, truffles and pralines are also shipped or directly delivered.



Opening hours:
Monday: 1.30pm - 5.30pm

Tuesday to Friday:

9.00am - 6.00pm
Saturday: 9.00am - 5.00pm
Sunday: closed

The Entrepreneur

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Since 2008, Vittoria Hengartner has continued the tradition of Praliné Scherrer. The marketing and publishing specialist has discovered the chocolate professionally. Full of courage and passion and with high aspiration, she has immersed herself into all entrepreneurial and professional aspects of chocolate. Together with her team of ten, she fulfils the most individual and exclusive wishes of her customers. Thanks to the tireless efforts of Vittoria Hengartner and thanks to the high quality of her products, the exquisite delicacies of Praliné Scherrer have found a loyal following reaching far beyond St. Gallen and the Swiss national borders.


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