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.

Rail service for DJH members
The Community Travel GmbH offers DJH members discounted RIT tickets for a return journey within Germany - this applies only in conjunction with stays in a hostel. School classes and groups can make use of this offer. You must carry confirmation of your booking with you when travelling.

Our partner can handle your enquiry via the booking hotline +49 4845  79 18 464 or Payment must be made ​​by direct debit. Tickets will be sent by post or online by e-mail. In the event of a cancellation, the ticket may be returned free of charge to the agency up to the first day of travel.

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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