Lauterbach "Forest Life Camp" Youth Hostel

Surrounded by beautiful scenery on the edge of "Hainich" National Park, a UNESCO World Natural Heritage site, you will find the "Forest Life Camp" tucked away on the Harsberg near Lauterbach. Here nature offers up a plethora of places to discover and opportunities for playing and adventures. The "Forest Life Camp" represents a sophisticated concept bringing together: "Leisure, Education, Accommodation and Consumption". The camp combines a Youth Hostel with a national park meeting point.
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Opening hours
The house is open

8.00 a.m. - 10.00 p.m.

Check in

3.00 p.m. -

Closing time

Open all year except

17. Dec 2018 - 27. Dec 2018

Prices 2018

B&B from Half board from Full board from
€ 26.70 € 29.20 € 34.00

Lauterbach "Forest life Camp" Youth Hostel has 145 beds in rooms with between 2 and 8 beds. Each room is equipped with an en-suite shower and WC.

Room Floor space
Max. number of participants
  • cinema
  • parliament
  • block
  • U-shaped block
    U-shaped block
  • circle
Floor Rent per day
Nakundu-Saal 224 sqm 180 80 50 35 - GF upon request
Saal 144 sqm 120 60 40 30 40 GF upon request
Kaminzimmer 48 sqm 30 - 15 20 30 GF upon request
Projektwerkstatt 40 sqm 20 - 16 14 20 GF upon request
Forscherzelt 40 sqm - - 12 - - GF upon request
Relaxothek 49 sqm - - 10 13 20 AF upon request
Medienwerkstatt 24 sqm - 12 - - - B upon request
Hangar (unbeheizt) 420 sqm 400 200 - - - GF upon request
Conference equipment

CD player, DVD player, flip chart, internet access (WiFi), metaplan board, microphone system, overhead projector, PC workstation, presentation case, projector, screen, slide projector, speaker's desk, stereo system, TV set, whiteboard

Room Floor space Height
Max. number of participants
  • Choir
  • Orchestra
Floor Daylight Rent per day
Nakundu-Saal 224 sqm 7.8 m 180 - GF yes upon request
Saal 144 sqm 5.0 m 120 - GF yes upon request
Rehearsal room equipment

stereo / PA equipment

Staging options

indoor stage (20.0 sqm), outdoor stage (15.0 sqm),

Wilkkommen im Urwald-Life-Camp!

Urwald live erleben, das ist die Devise der Jugendherberge mit ihren abwechslungsreich gestalteten Programm- und Projektangeboten. Vom Sportplatz bis zur Urwald-Life-Arena, über den Erlebniswohnbereich mit Baumhäusern bis zu den Tipis und dem Campingplatz wird ein Freiraum angeboten, der vielfältige Nutzungsmöglichkeiten beinhaltet - Sinne, Bewegungslust und Phantasie auf verschiedene Weise anregt.

Sightseeing and excursions

Whether you're planning a trip to the Wartburg in Eisenach, to Mühlhausen or to Bad Langensalza, or perhaps a cycle tour along the Werra Valley Cycle Route or a canoe ride down the Werra itself - the Hostel management team will be happy to assist you in planning your individual stay.