Location & Directions

Bad Urach, an accredited climatic health resort with mineral springs, is located on the northern edge of the Swabian Alb area, between densely forested mountains in the Emstal valley. It is overlooked by the ruins of 11th century Hohenurach Castle. The hostel, surrounded by forests and meadows, is situated below the ruins, on the way to Urach waterfall.

Arriving by public transport

  • Take the Ermstalbahn via Metzingen to Bad Urach. Get off at the "Ermstalklinik" stop, directly below the hostel.

Arriving by bus/car

  • If you're coming from the north, take the A8 to Stuttgart and from there continue on the B27 towards Reutlingen, Metzingen exit to Bad Urach.
  • If you're coming from the south, take the A7 towards Neu Ulm. In Ulm, take the "Blaubeurer Ring" exit towards Blaubeuren and continue towards Reutlingen on the B28 or on the B465 Ehingen - Münsingen-Bad Urach.
  • The nearest bus stops are at the hospital, "Ermstalklinik," (about 300 m away) and at the bus station (about 700 m away).

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Youth Hostel Bad Urach

Seltbachstr. 9
72574 Bad Urach

phone: +49 7125 8025
fax: +49 7125 40358

Cornelia Dreher
Luis Molina

Geographic data

Latitude: 48° 29' 36,05"
Longitude: 9° 23' 14,44"

Closest station

Bus stop: Haltestelle Ermstalklinik (0,3 km)

Train station: Haltestelle Ermstalklinik (0,3 km)

Deutsche Bahn

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