Medieval ambience and comfortable furnishings - Burg Blankenheim Youth Hostel

The hostel is located in the almost 900-year-old Grafenburg castle, above the tranquil town of Blankenheim, with its narrow lanes and half-timbered houses. A mediaeval ambience still prevails in the place where once knights and maidens lived. Little knights, kings and wizards can explore the castle and the large outdoor area, while the adults relax in the castle's bistro "Burgverlies" ("Dungeon"). You, too, can experience the ambience of a historical castle!

You need not do without the comfort of a modern hotel: all the rooms have comfortable and contemporary furnishings. The castle has spacious multi-bed and single rooms for schools and groups. In the great hall, with its 3.6 metre high ceilings, every meal is a real experience. And thanks to the many programmes for schools, children and teenagers and groups, guests get the feeling that they have been transported back to the Middle Ages in their free time.

Families are particularly fond of the beautifully furnished family apartments in the "bastion house". In the detached building, framed by a bastioned tower and castle wall, families can enjoy an undisturbed holiday alone or with friends.

The hostel is not only an ideal place for school trips and a relaxing holiday - even music groups and conference participants will find that the mediaeval castle offers ideal conditions for rehearsals and conferences. Conference and rehearsal rooms of different sizes, modern technical conference equipment and excellent acoustics guarantee successful learning sessions and rehearsals.

Special features:
  • Great hall
  • In-house bistro
  • Apartments for families

Apartments in the "Bastion House" Below the main building of the castle, framed by a bastioned tower and castle wall, lies the "Bastion House", with stunning views of the lake and the town of Blankenheim. Opened in 2010, the building has five holiday apartments. More information can be found under "Families".

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Youth Hostel Blankenheim
Burg Blankenheim

Burg 1
53945 Blankenheim

phone: +49 2449 9509-0
fax: +49 2449 9509-10

Markus Paschek
Claudia Paschek

Opening hours

The Hostel is open from 7.00 a.m. till 10.00 p.m.
Reception is open from 8.00 a.m. till 8.00 p.m.

Service Center

Service-Team der Jugendherbergen im Rheinland

Düsseldorfer Str. 1a
40545 Düsseldorf

Tel:+49 211 302630-26
Fax:+49 211 302630-27