»» Spisergasse 13
This oriel is made of stone! You can see two bears holding a golden crown as well as exotic fruits.
The builder of this Oriel, Daniel Kunkler (1658-1727), had five brothers and eight sisters. The brothers also lived in imposing houses with oriels: Andreas lived in the «Blue Sky», Laurenz in the «Kugelerker», Johannes in the «Rainbow» and Hans Jacob in the «Trading House». The family Kunkler were originally craftsmen and traditional Members of the tailor’s guild, who was big and influential in St.Gallen. Their lifestyle, however, suggests that they theirs Prosperity probably owed more to the linen trade than to the craft.