Welcome in the Youth Hostel Kretzschau

Bungalow Youth Hostel right on a lake

Located right on a lake, the Youth Hostel Kretzschau is your great place for a peaceful and relaxing stay. Our spacious outdoor grounds offer plenty of room for fun, games, and relaxation close to nature. Groups find our numerous sporting facilities especially attractive, and in light of our excellent facilities. The Kretzschau Youth Hostel has 13 separate bungalows, each with shower and toilet facilities, and is especially suited for school and sports groups, families, and bikers.

Explore thr region

From Kretzschau, you can easily explore the surrounding "Burgenland" (Castle Country), known for its numerous structures preserved from the Middle Ages, as well as the northern-most wine region in Europe. And Zeitz is just around the corner! The vaults and tunnels below the surface are a completely different way of discovering a city. At St. Michaelis' church in the city centre, you can see an original print of Luther's theses.

If you want to be active, you can go on hikes or cycling tours in the nearby Mühltal valley or along the Elster river banks. The river is also great for rubber boat or raft tours.

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Opening hours
The house is open

8.00 a.m. - 10.00 p.m.

The reception is open

8.00 a.m. - 10.00 p.m.

Check-in

1.00 p.m. - 9.00 p.m.

Closing time

Prices 2018

B&B from Half board from Full board from
€ 19.50 € 25.00 € 30.00
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.

Kretzschau is situated in a rural landscape close to the border of three German federal states: Saxony-Anhalt, Saxony and Thuringia - not far from the cities of Zeitz and Naumburg. Our unique bungalow hostel has 4.5 hectares of outdoor grounds and lies in a recreational area right on a lake. 

  • nearest train station (Zeitz): 6 km
  • Kretzschau town center: 1.5 km
  • nearest bus stop in Kretzschau ("Grundschule" bus line 822): 1.9 km
  • nearest airport (Flughafen Halle/Leipzig): 60 km

Accomodation

  • a total of 13 separate bungalows which sleep 10 to 26 people each
  • 21 bedrooms, all with shower/toilet facilities
  • otherwise shower/toilet facilities in each bungalow, sink in each room
  • some bungalows have larger family rooms
  • wheelchair-accessible ramps

Activities

  • large outdoor grounds at the edge of the forest offers recreation activities
  • TV lounge
  • Cafeteria
  • 2 large covered Grill Areas
  • Campfire Pit
  • Bowling Alley (fully automated)
  • Activities’ center with sports facilities and fitness room
  • Basketball and Volleyball courts
  • Soccer field
  • Table Tennis (indoor and outdoor)
  • Outdoor chess board
  • Billiards
  • Playground for kids
  • Play room
  • Disco
  • Lake with supervised swimming beach and rowboat Rentals

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
Tanzhaus 86 sqm 90 40 40 40 25 GF € 25.00
Freizeitzentrum 110 sqm 150 75 75 75 45 GF € 50.00
Airhockey-Raum 20 sqm - - 15 - - GF € 25.00
Vorraum Kegelbahn 28 sqm 20 - 20 35 - GF € 25.00
Seminarraum 1 11 sqm 20 10 12 - 8 GF € 25.00
Seminarraum 2 46 sqm 50 30 30 30 20 GF € 50.00
Clubraum 40 sqm 60 30 30 35 20 GF € 25.00
Speisesaal 122 sqm 200 85 75 75 45 GF € 25.00
Bistro 37 sqm 60 25 25 30 12 GF € 25.00
Conference equipment

flip chart, metaplan board, overhead projector, presentation case, projector, slide projector

Room Floor space Height
Max. number of participants
  • Choir
  • Orchestra
Floor Daylight Rent per day
Tanzhaus 86 sqm 2.3 m 60 30 GF yes € 25.00
Freizeitzentrum 110 sqm 2.9 m 120 75 GF yes € 50.00
Airhockey-Raum 20 sqm 2.7 m 5 - GF yes € 25.00
Vorraum Kegelbahn 28 sqm 2.5 m 12 10 GF yes € 25.00
Seminarraum 1 11 sqm 2.5 m 5 - GF yes € 25.00
Seminarraum 2 46 sqm 2.5 m 50 30 GF yes € 50.00
Clubraum 40 sqm 2.9 m 40 30 GF yes € 25.00
Speisesaal 122 sqm 3.5 m 120 90 GF yes € 25.00
Bistro 37 sqm 2.8 m 30 30 GF yes € 25.00
Rehearsal room equipment

digital piano, stereo / PA equipment

Staging options

indoor stage (30.0 sqm), outdoor stage (24.0 sqm),

Activities

Peacefully located on a lake and surrounded by nature, it’s easy to just relax and take in an extra portion of fresh air. The hostel has plenty of room for sports and other freetime activities, and was designated a "Sports Hostel" by the German Sports Union. Our large outdoor grounds, activities’ center, as well as a large dance studio make our hostel especially attractive to school and sporting groups who wish to customize their own personalized retreat. From our front door, the easy access to our soccer field and lake also give you a wide range of recreational possibilities.

Activities at the Youth Hostel

  • large outdoor grounds at the edge of the forest offers recreation activities
  • TV lounge
  • Cafeteria
  • 2 large covered Grill Areas
  • Campfire Pit
  • Bowling Alley (fully automated)
  • Activities’ center with sports facilities and fitness room
  • Basketball and Volleyball courts
  • Soccer field
  • Table Tennis (indoor and outdoor)
  • Outdoor chess board
  • Billiards
  • Playground for kids
  • Play room
  • Disco
  • Lake with supervised swimming beach and rowboat Rentals

Excursions

Don't forget to bring your bathing trunks! The Kretzschauer See lake and its beach are directly next to the Youth Hostel. Bathing guests who would like to explore the lake can rent one of the rowing boats and cruise over the lake's waters.
And Zeitz is just around the corner! The vaults and tunnels below the surface are a completely different way of discovering a city. The impressive Moritzburg castle with its magnificent parks and the perambulator museum are also always worth a visit. And at St. Michaelis' church in the city centre, you can see an original print of Luther's theses.
If you want to be active, you can go on hikes or cycling tours in the nearby Mühltal valley or along the Elster river banks. The river is also great for rubber boat or raft tours.

Within Easy Access

  • Lake Kretzschau with swimming beach, boat rentals, and snack bar
  • Hiking and Biking in the Zeitz Woods and Droyßiger Forest

In the Greater Area

  • Kirchsteitz wild deer enclosure (ca. 4 km)
  • "Herrmannschacht" Technology Monument near Zeitz (ca. 4 km)
  • Droyßig Castle with bear enclosure (ca. 6 km)
  • medieval town center, underground alleyways, Moritzburg Castle Park with Childrens’ Stroller Museum, Cathedral and Reformation sites in Zeitz (ca. 6 km)
  • Haynsburg Castle and Stables (ca. 10 km)
  • Environmental hiking trail near Breitenbach (ca. 13 km)
  • Schleckweda Goat Stables with Barefoot-Walking-Labyrinth (ca. 13 km)
  • Berry and Ostrich Farm in Trebnitz (ca. 14 km)
  • Hubertus Triebe Winery (ca. 15 km)
  • Heuckewalde Castle (ca. 17 km)
  • City of Naumburg with its castle, medieval old city, and water park (ca. 26 km)
  • Rudelsburg near Bad Kösen (ca. 37 km)
  • Neuenburg Castle in Freyburg (ca. 37 km)
  • Fun on the water: canoe and rowboat trips on the Saale, Unstrut and Weißen Elster with rentals possible in Zeitz, Bad Kösen and Freyburg