Location & Directions

Heidenheim, in the valley of the Brenz river, lies between lush forests and the characteristic juniper heaths and Jurassic rocks of the eastern Alb region. The town is dominated by Hellenstein Castle. The hostel is in the western part of the town, close to a wildlife park.

Arriving by public transport

Travel to Heidenheim station. Take a number 1 bus to the "Karl-Rau-Halle" stop, then walk for about 2 minutes.

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 car/bus

Coming from the north, south and east, drive through the town centre on the B466 towards Stuttgart/Göppingen. After the multi-lane crossroads in the western part of town, turn right into the next street (Albuchstr.), then left at the end of Albuchstrasse.

If you are coming from the west, the hostel is signposted on the left about 500 m after the sign with the name of the town on it on the B466 (near the AOK insurance building).

Low emission zone Heidenheim
From January 1st in 2013, a (green) EURO 4 Sticker is needed to get access to all existing low emission zones in Baden-Wuerttemberg. To avoid problems, please get your sticker before travelling to our Youth Hostel.

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Youth Hostel Heidenheim

Liststr. 15
89518 Heidenheim

phone: +49 7321 42045
fax: +49 7321 949045

Karin Kleinsteuber
Andreas Kleinsteuber

Geographic data

Latitude: 48° 40' 51,54"
Longitude: 10° 8' 11,40"

Closest station

Bus stop: Haltestelle "Karl-Rau-Halle" (Linie 1) (1 km)

Train station: Bahnhof Heidenheim (2,5 km)

Deutsche Bahn

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