Welcome in the Youth Hostel Kelbra

A family hostel with a view right under the Kyffhäuser Monument

Peacefully situated on the forested northern edge of the Kyffhäuser Mountains, our hostel is located amid orchards and under the Kyffhäuser Monument. Our friendly and comfortably furnished house offers plenty of room for entertainment and relaxation, especially on our large outdoor grounds. Our rooms are generously sized and furnished, and access to laundry faculties is also available. Our large outdoor grounds offer ample opportunties for games, fun, and recreation - but be sure to take a chance to relax and enjoy the delightful view from our large sun terrace.

The Kyffhäuser mountains

The resort town of Kelbra is a home base for many guests for excursions into the Kyffhäuser Mountains as well as the Harz Range. The entire region is known for its unique caves, historic castles, and quaint open-air Museums.
The Kyffhäuser mountains have always been surrounded by an air of mystery and legends, with the castle ruins of the former imperial castle and the magnificent equestrian monument of Wilhelm I. at their centre. The "Heimkehle" cave is one ot Germany's largest gypsum karst caves with a lenght of 2 km. A guided tour will take you through its tunnels and rooms and past large lakes. Stolberg, too, is a marvellous town to see. Museums and squares remind visitors of one of the city's famous citzens, priest and leader of farmers Thomas Münzer.
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Opening hours
The house is open

7.30 a.m. - 10.00 p.m.

The reception is open

7.30 a.m. - 10.00 p.m.

Check-in

2.00 p.m. - 10.00 p.m.

Open daily, except between 24th and 26th December.

Closing time

01. Dec - 28. Feb

Prices 2018

B&B from Half board from Full board from
€ 20.00 € 25.50 € 30.50
If you want to stay in a German Youth Hostel, you have to be a member of the German Youth Hostel Association or any other national Youth Hostel Association.

The Kelbra holiday resort is located on the edge of the Kyffhäuser low mountain range. The Youth Hostel sits on a slope, just below the vast monument in the city's Sittendorf district. The view from the Hostel's veranda is unique. The vast "Goldene Aue" valley stretches out to the foothills of the Harz against the backdrop of the low mountain range.

Accommodation

  • 137 beds
  • 2- to 6- bed rooms, each room with sink
  • some rooms have individual shower/toilet facilities
  • all other rooms have access to nearby shower/toilet facilities on the same floor
  • family rooms available
  • individual and double rooms are available upon request
  • 4 rooms are wheelchair friendly
    • 2 with separate entrances
    • 2 rooms with one common bathroom
  • Reception, Cafeteria and Outdoor Terrace are also wheelchair accessible via a ramp

Activities

  • Large outdoor grounds and recreation area
  • Campfire ring with covered seating
  • Volleyball Court
  • Soccer Field
  • Childrens’ Playground with Slide
  • Table Tennis (outdoor and indoor tables)
  • Lounge with TV
  • Cafeteria
  • Spacious sun terrace
  • Lounge chairs also available in summer
  • Billiards
  • Childrens’ Playroom

Room Floor space
Max. number of participants
  • cinema
    cinema
  • parliament
    parliament
  • block
    block
  • U-shaped block
    U-shaped block
  • circle
    circle
Floor Rent per day
Seminarraum 01 42 sqm 35 25 20 25 25 GF free of charge
Seminarraum 02 45 sqm 35 25 20 25 25 GF free of charge
Cafeteria 85 sqm 55 45 35 35 35 1 free of charge
Speiseraum 110 sqm 90 70 55 50 50 GF free of charge
Conference equipment

flip chart, overhead projector, projector, screen

Room Floor space Height
Max. number of participants
  • Choir
  • Orchestra
Floor Daylight Rent per day
Seminarraum 01 42 sqm 2.6 m 20 15 GF yes free of charge
Seminarraum 02 45 sqm 2.6 m 20 15 GF yes free of charge
Cafeteria 85 sqm 2.7 m 55 45 1 yes free of charge
Speiseraum 110 sqm 2.6 m 90 70 GF yes free of charge
Staging options

staging options in the vicinity (5.0 km),

Explore the Kyffhäuser

Not far, on the northern fringes of the mountain range, you will find the small City Kelbra. The holiday resort is often used as a starting point for outings into the region, for instance, to  the impressive Kyffhäuser Monument,  Barbarossa cave and the "Goldene Aue". This region is characterised by karst rock. Visitors can learn a lot about the landscapes along the 48 km Karst hiking trail. Fauna and flora are extremely varied here and many rare plants grow between the rocks and in forest areas. The "Goldene Aue" is a paradise for hikers and mountain bikers.
The "Heimkehle" cave is one ot Germany's largest gypsum karst caves with a lenght of 2 km. A guided tour will take you through its tunnels and rooms and past large lakes. A colourful light show underlines the uniqueness of the place.
But there are also other sites, such as Allstedt castle and the mining museum at Röhrigschacht, for visitors with an interest in culture. Stolberg, too, is a marvellous town to see. Museums and squares remind visitors of one of the city's famous citzens, priest and leader of farmers Thomas Münzer.

Excursions

  • Kyffhäuser monument, barrier lake in Kelbra, Tilleda former royal residence and open-air museum
  • Heimkehle karst cave in Uftrungen
  • Barbarosssahöhle Geopark in Rottleben
  • Panorama museum, leaning church tower and Kyffhäuser thermal bath in Bad Frankenhausen
  • Europa-Rosarium and Spengler museum in Sangerhausen
  • "Glück Auf" visitor mine and castle in Sondershausen
  • Water park, historic city centre and St. Joseph's cross in Stolberg
  • "Röhrigschacht" mining museum in Wettelrode
  • Nordhausen zoo
  • Largest miniature railway in Europe at Wiehe
  • Castle and castle museum in Allstedt
  • "Salztalparadies" water park and ice rink in Bad Sachsa
  • Karst hiking trail