Just 50 km east of Cologne, at the edge of the Bergisches Land Nature Preserve, the youth hostel Waldbröl “Panarbora“ is located.

On an area, huge as 11 football pitches, “Panarbora“ is promising its guests a europe-wide unique combination of facilities. “Panarbora“ is offering with its nature experiences such as the Treetop Walking Path with the viewing tower; the information portal with adventure playground; the academy with 3 conference rooms, and the tree houses or the adventure villages for an overnight stay an entirely environmental pedagogical approach beyond NRW.Specific features:

  • the 1635 m long Treetop Walking Path with its 34 meters high viewing tower
  • the exhibition of flora and fauna of the “Bergisches Land“ with 6 interactive learning and experience stations on the Treetop Walking Path
  • guest house with two wheelchair accessible rooms
  • tree houses
  • adventure villages
  • wheelchair accessible rooms with separated bathrooms
  • adventure playground
  • hedge labyrinth
  • game tunnel
  • the Panarbora restaurant
  • barbecue hut (not for brought food)
  • separated seminar building
  • beach volleyball field
  • circular walk of the senses


Youth Hostel Waldbröl „Panarbora“

Nutscheidstr. 1
51545 Waldbröl

phone: +49 2291 90865-0
fax: +49 2291 90865-19

Heidrun Kemper (kommissarisch)

Opening hours

Opening times of the „Panarbora“ park:

Summer season: Mai - September
Mondays to Sundays, from 9.30 to 20 o’clock (Last access to the Treetop Walking Path / tower at 19.00 o’clock)

Winter season I: October and March - April
Mondays to Sundays, from 9.30 to 18 o’clock (Last access to the Treetop Walking Path / tower at 17.15 o’clock)

Winter season II: November - February
Mondays to Sundays, from 10.00 to 16 o’clock (Last access to the Treetop Walking Path / tower at 15.15 o’clock)

Service Center

Service-Team der Jugendherbergen im Rheinland

Düsseldorfer Str. 1a
40545 Düsseldorf

Tel:+49 211 302630-26
Fax:+49 211 302630-27