Welcome to Gräfenroda Youth Hostel! Picturesquely set in the heart of an unrivalled mountainous cultural landscape in the Thuringian Forest, it's as if this Hostel were made for sports and adventure-based activity programmes. Gräfenroda is the ideal base for you to go out and enjoy - or actively discover - nature.


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21.50 €27.00 €32.50 €

Location & Directions

Gräfenroda is located on the northeastern edge of the Thuringian Forest, not far from the winter sports resort of Oberhof in the Wilde Gera Valley. The Youth Hostel is right next to the forest; take the road out of town in the direction of Gehlberg-Oberhof.


54 beds, 3 day rooms, two separate holiday apartments for 4 or 6 people (extra beds available), prices for holiday apartments: large 65 euros per night / small 50 euros per night.

Conference equipment

Conference equipment: DVD player, Microphone system, Overhead projector, Projector, Stereo system, TV set, Video camera

Leisure activities

Welcome to Gräfendroda - our location is perfect!

Gräfenroda is a friendly place tucked away in the Wilde Gera Valley, at a gentle elevation of 400 - 500 m above sea level. Our Youth Hostel can be found on the road out of the town, just a few minutes' walk from the town centre and next to the northern edge of the Thuringian Forest, approximately 10 km from rocky ridges and Thuringia's highest mountains.

Sightseeing and excursions

  • Erfurt, "City of Flowers"
  • university town of Ilmenau
  • Merkers Adventure Mine
  • Wartburg in Eisenach
  • "Goethe's city" of Weimar and Buchenwald memorial
  • Suhl, the "Weapon Town"
  • "Theatre Town" of Meiningen
  • Veste Coburg (fortress)


Youth Hostel Gräfenroda
"Olga Benário"

Waldstr. 134
99330 Graefenroda

phone: +49 36205 762-90
fax: +49 36205 764-21

Silvio Eschrich

Opening hours

The Hostel is open from 12.00 a.m. till 11.59 p.m.
Reception is open from 8.00 a.m. till 6.00 p.m.
Check-in is open from 12.00 a.m. till 11.59 p.m.

Open all year except

Service Center

DJH-Service-Center Thüringen

Carl-August-Allee 13
99423 Weimar

Tel:+49 3643 8500-00
Fax:+49 3643 8500-02

Deutsche Bahn

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