Gonten is located 40 miles (64 kilometers) east of Zurich and about 95 miles (153 kilometers) east of Bern, the capital of Switzerland.
Visiting just one town or city, regardless of its popularity, can only ever give you a narrow glimpse into the broader rhythms and life-ways of a region. So be sure to set aside enough time to tour Northern Switzerland's other attractions. If you have time, head 6 miles (10 kilometers) to St. Gallen. Here you can check out the Abbey of St. Gall and University of St. Gallen.
Zurich, is another interesting place to visit. It is 40 miles (64 kilometers) from Gonten and offers a diverse range of things to see, such as Johanna Spyri Museum, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich and Lake Katzensee. Zurich Town Hall (Rathaus), Kunsthaus Zurich and Bahnhofstrasse are other attractions in Zurich that should be included on everyone's schedule.
Feed your mind by spending a few hours at Northern Switzerland's wonderful art museums and art galleries.
Why don't you make use of a good local guide and join a special interest tour? Cycling tours and city walking tours are popular in this area.
When the time comes to leave Gonten, say farewell the way locals do, with a heartfelt "Au revoir / À bientôt."