Location & Directions

Heilbronn on the Neckar river lies at the foot of the Löwenstein mountains. The wine and industrial town of Heilbronn is also nicknamed the "Käthchenstadt" after the play by Heinrich von Kleist "Käthchen von Heilbronn" ("Katie of Heilbronn"). The hostel is on the eastern outskirts of the town, on Trappensee lake, near a nature reserve.

Arriving by public transport

The hostel is 5 km from the railway station and can be reached in 20 minutes by taking a number 1 bus to the last stop ("Trappensee"). From the "Trappensee" stop, you have to walk just 200 m to the hostel. (uphill along Jägerhausstraße, then take the first turn left into Schirrmannstraße)
If you're coming from Baden-Baden and Karlsruhe, you can get to the hostel by taking the number 4 suburban railway line (to the "Trappensee" stop). From there, it is only a 600 m walk to the hostel. Walk in an easterly direction past the riding club and the tennis courts, along the road called Krumme Stiege, then turn right into Schirrmannstraße and walk until you get to the hostel.

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

You can get to the hostel via the A81 (Heilbronn-Untergruppenbach exit or the Weinsberg/Ellhofen exit) or the A6 (Heilbronn/Neckarsulm exit), the B27 or the B39. When you get to the town limits, get into the left-hand lane of the B27 before the railway crossing, turn into the Moltkestraße, continue straight along Jägerhausstraße, straight ahead at the roundabout, past Restaurant Trappensee, turn left into Schirrmannstraße after the traffic lights. The youth hostel is on the left-hand side.

Low emission zone Heilbronn
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 Heilbronn
Reinhardt Youth Hostel in Heilbronn

Schirrmannstr. 9
74074 Heilbronn

phone: +49 7131 172961
fax: +49 7131 164345

komm. Leitung Maria Gentzel
komm. Leitung Robert Gentzel

Geographic data

Latitude: 49° 8' 12,01"
Longitude: 9° 15' 27,05"


Deutsche Bahn

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Closest station

Bus stop: Haltestelle "Schlösslesfeld" (Linie 422) (0,3 km)

Train station: Bahnhof Ludwigsburg (5 km)

Airport: Flughafen Stuttgart (31 km)