Location & Directions

Breisach, located by the river Rhine and the Kaiserstuhl mountain range at the same time, can look back on an eventful history: the town was a bridgehead, a fort and the "key of the kingdom" in former centuries. Built in the Romanesque and Gothic styles, the Stephansmünster (minster) gives the historical town centre its special character. Martin Schongauer's frescoes, with the Descent into Hell and the magnificent three-panelled altar carved from limewood by the artist "HL" are worth seeing. Breisach is also known for being the first European town. The Rhine Gate houses the Museum of Prehistory and Early History. The hostel is located right on the Rhine.

Arriving by bus/car

Take the A5, Bad Krozingen/Breisach exit, take the B31 until Breisach Süd. When you get to the big Breisach roundabout, take the third exit (please follow "house with fir tree" symbol on the signs), cross the Möhlin bridge, turn right, turn left after the car park and continue until you get to the hostel.

Arriving by public transport

The S-Bahn train drives every half an hour on weekdays from Freiburg to Breisach station; on Sundays and public holidays it drives every hour.
The walk from the station to the hostel takes about 10 minutes.

  • Leave the station and walk past the Volksbank to the mini roundabout
  • turn left, cross the road
  • and take the bicycle path and footpath to the left of the car park
  • go through underpass/subway, straight ahead,
  • cross the Möhlin pedestrian bridge,
  • then turn right,
  • turn left into the next street (Rheinuferstrasse),
  • walk for about 50 m to the hostel.
Train Special for DJH-Members
The travel agency Friedrichstadt offers special conditions for DJH-Members for a return journey within Germany. The tickets are valued exclusively in connection with a overnight stay in a Youth Hostel. The offer is also available for school classes and groups. A booking confirmation must be kept and presented upon request. Please book at the hotline 04881/936340 or via internet Payment is possible only via direct debit payment. You will receive the tickets via post or online via email. In case of cancellation you can send back the tickets free of charge to the agency up to the first day of validity.


Youth Hostel Breisach

Rheinuferstr. 12
79206 Breisach

phone: +49 7667 7665
fax: +49 7667 1847

Gertrud Rothenbächer-Righini
Philippe Righini

Geographic data

Latitude: 48° 1' 14,66"
Longitude: 7° 35' 13,06"

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