Veteran Born in Born 2006

Students before - engineers, academics and
ministers today in favor of a healty environment



Place: Gonten

VetBiB 2006 takes place in the eastern part of Switzerland, near to Zürich and St. Gallen in the nice hilly region of Appenzell. The name of the village is called "Gonten".

The pittoresque village of "Gonten"


The location "Gonten" is near to Zürichand the nice lake of Constance


Hut: By name "Nördli"

We will have our "own" hut/house. It is an old renovated little Appenzell farm house. It consists of a kitchen, a big and a small living room, six sleeping rooms (4 to 12 beds each) and sanitation facilities. In addition, there is a table tennis opportunity (but unheated).

The hut has in total 35 official sleeping places. But unfortunately, the sleeping rooms are not heatable and there are only military blankets. Hence, bring your own warm sleeping bag.

Have a look at the two pictures of the house (click on it to make it bigger in a new window). By the way, the house belongs to the firemen association of St. Gallen.


Going there:

Gonten is about 1.5 hour from Zurich, and about 45 minutes from St. Gallen. There is a railway station of the Appenzell Railway in Gonten. A train is running every hour from both sides (Zurich, St. Gallen, Altstätten respectively).

For train connections until "Gonten" from your home check the German railway site

The hut is a 15 minutes walk from the railway station. See the map for going there. If you like, we will organise a pick up service with shuttle by foot.


Map of Gonten with Railway station and Hut. From the railway station you have to cross the main road and walk up the little aspalt road about 600 m and after the bridge, turn left. Here you are.


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