Youth Hostel Heidenheim
Liststr. 15
89518 Heidenheim
Tel: +49 7321 42045
Fax: +49 7321 949045

Leisure activities

Leisure activities

  • HellensteinBad aquarena (pool & sauna complex)
    Fun on the slides or just relaxing. (10 minutes)
  • Bikepark
    on Hochberg mountain (X, freeride and cross-country trails). Two trails (beginners & advanced trails) will make bikers' heart beat faster. (10 minutes)
  • Nature Theatre
    Heidenheim (In the 2011 season, you'll see "I often think of Piroshka" as an evening performance as well as an afternoon performance of "Pinocchio") (20 minutes)
  • Outdoor pool
    Refresh yourself in the beautifully situated Waldfreibad pool complex. (25 minutes)
  • Skaterpark
    One of the most beautiful and at the same time modern skate parks in Germany attracts the followers of the acrobatic sport on wheels from a wide area. At the train station (30 minutes)
  • Kletterwald Heidenheim (climbing forest)
    Swing from tree to tree , climb over wobbly bridges and cross over obstacles, in a safety harness, on ropes high off the ground. (20 minutes)

Hiking - nothing but nature

  • Through Eselsburger valley, along the Brenz river, past the monasteries of Herbrechtingen and Anhausen to the Falkenstein estate and then on to the HöhlenErlebnisWelt cave experience in Giengen Hürben (about 4 hours)
  • To the "Steinheim Basin" in the Swabian Albs Geopark with a visit to the Meteorkratermuseum (Steinheim Crater Museum) (about 4 hours)
  • Hike through the "Felsenmeer" (sea of rocks) in Wental valley
    With its bizarre rocks and rare fauna and flora, it is one of the finest dry valleys in the eastern Alb. (about 4 hours)

Lots to experience

  • Hellenstein Castle: Opera Festival, museum of coaches and chaises
  • Museum "Welt der Sinne" ("World of the Senses")
    What the senses perceive is registered and evaluated in your brain; it creates your very own individual vision of the real world. A trip to the interactive museum is worth it! (2 km)
  • "Green classroom" in Brenzpark
    The habitats of the natural world are an ideal venue for learning and provide excellent conditions for sustainable educational work (3.5 km)
  • Wildpark (game park) Eichert with bird of prey show
    Immerse yourself in the fascinating world of owls and birds of prey. (1.3 km)
  • Nature Theatre
    Events for children and adults in the open air (1.3 km)
  • Neresheim, Baroque church and monastery
    Experience culture (23 km)
  • Steiff Museum in Giengen
    Dive into the beautiful and fascinating world of Margarethe Steiff (14 km)
  • Ulm Minster (45 km)
    Visit the largest Protestant church in Germany with the highest spire in the world.
  • Legoland
    Who doesn't know Lego bricks! Fun for young and old (50 km)
  • HöhlenErlebnisWelt (cave experience) with the Charlottenhöhle (Charlotte's Cave)
    With a length of 587 m, the Charlotte Cave is one of the longest show caves in southern Germany. (15 km)
  • Museum Deutscher Fayencen (Museum of German Faience) in Höchstädt an der Donau
    It's worth taking a look outside the box! Visitors can expect a unique museum which displays the world of German faience in the 17th and 18th century.(48 km)
  • Tiefer Stollen show mine in Aalen
    Exciting journey underground including the mine train. An experience for the whole family (41 km)
  • Itzelberger See lake and Härtsfeldsee lake (10 km)
  • Gundelfinger See lake with water skiing and wakeboard cableway (30 km)
  • Limes-Thermen (spa complex) Aalen
    Guests can relax in a unique atmosphere (24 km)