Welcome in the Thale Youth Hostel in the Bode Valley

Peacefully located at the entrance to the Bode Valley, between the jagged canyons of the "Roßtrappe" and the famous "Hexentanzplatz" (Witches’ Dance Floor) you’ll find the Thale Youth Hostel. The unique location of our hostel allows you to relax and enjoy while taking in all the sights and stories. Our 2- to 6- bed rooms, in addition to our numerous common rooms, offer ideal accommodation for nearly everyone. You can comfortably reach the "devilish sights" of the “Hexentanxplatz“ by foot or by cable car. 

World of legends and myths

Witches are the symbol of the city of Thale, but you won’t just encounter them once a year at the spring "Walpurgis" festival, on the "Hexentanzplatz". If you keep your eyes open on a hike through the craggy Bode Valley, you might just come to understand what’s behind the old stories and legends. Eerie stone formations such as the "Teufelsmauer" (Devil’s Wall) make this region a uniquely mysterious landscape. You can easily get to know the culture of our region as well as its many myths and legends.

The unique location of this hostel and the family atmosphere combine to offer each guest a memorable stay. Welcome to the Bode Valley – and welcome to the world of legends and myths.

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Opening hours
The house is open

7.00 a.m. - 11.59 p.m.

The reception is open

8.00 a.m. - 8.00 p.m.

Check-in

2.00 p.m. - 8.00 p.m.

Closing time

Hostel is open all year round except Christmas.

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.

Accommodation

Our family-friendly Youth Hostel has got 196 beds in 2- to 6- bed rooms. In addition to our numerous common rooms it offers an ideal accommodation for nearly everyone.
  • 23 are 2- to 7-bed rooms with toilet and shower
  • 23 are 4- to 6-bed rooms with sink, toilet, and shower on each floor
  • individual rooms are available upon request

.Activities

  • gym and activity room
  • sports and games equipment
    • billiard table
    • table tennis
    • board games
    • childrens’ play equipment
  • football field (distance: 600 m)
  • barbecue area
  • tv room
  • club room
  • cafeteria, (open from 7:30 p.m.)
  • wifi available in the whole house (for 2,50 € / 24h onlinetime)

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
Hexentreff 36 sqm 30 14 16 18 30 2 € 30.00
Rosstrappe 54 sqm 40 20 24 20 40 1 € 30.00
Bodetal (Hälfte 1) 25 sqm 24 10 14 16 20 GF € 20.00
Bodetal (Hälfte 2) 23 sqm 18 8 14 16 20 GF € 20.00
Katerstieg 68 sqm 40 27 30 25 35 GF € 30.00
Speisesaal 238 sqm 150 80 60 50 50 1 € 50.00
Conference equipment

DVD player, flip chart, microphone system, projector, screen, speaker's desk, stereo system, TV set

Room Floor space Height
Max. number of participants
  • Choir
  • Orchestra
Floor Daylight Rent per day
Hexentreff 36 sqm 2.7 m 30 15 2 yes € 30.00
Rosstrappe 54 sqm 3.1 m 40 20 1 yes € 30.00
Bodetal (beide Hälften) 47 sqm 3.3 m 40 20 GF yes € 30.00
Katerstieg 68 sqm 3.1 m 50 25 GF yes € 30.00
Speisesaal 238 sqm 3.5 m 100 40 1 yes € 50.00
Naturwunder im Harzer Bodetal

Besuchen Sie die mythen- und sagenreichste Region im Harz und lassen Sie sich entführen in die spannende Welt der Hexen, Teufel, und anderer Fabelwesen, die sich nicht nur zur Walpurgisnacht am 30. April auf dem Hexentanzplatz herumtreiben.

Die fantastische Natur rings um das Bodetal bietet unzählige Möglichkeiten für Wanderungen und Ausflüge. Quer durch den Harz und über den Brocken verläuft der beliebte Harzer-Hexen-Stieg, der auch durch das spektakuläre Bodetal führt. Den Göttervater Wotan, sein achtbeiniges Pferd und viele andere Figuren aus der germanischen Sagenwelt können Sie auf dem Mythenweg der kleinen Harzstadt entdecken. Die schroffen Felsformationen der Teufelsmauer unweit von Thale, deren Sandsteinklippen sich bis zu 30 Meter hoch erheben, ziehen die Menschen ebenfalls seit Jahrhunderten in ihren Bann.


Mehr Attraktionen

Wollen Sie die Harzer Berge einmal aus einer ungewohnten, wahrlich atemberaubenden Perspektive erleben? Dann steigen Sie ein in die Kabinenbahn zum Hexentanzplatz oder den Sessellift zur Rosstrappe. 

Vom abenteuerlichen Kletterwald bis zum lehrreichen Hüttenmuseum, vom verhexten Spielhaus bis zur ältesten Naturbühne Deutschlands — Thale bietet für jeden eine gelungene Abwechslung vom Alltag.

Excursions

Within easy access

  • "Rosstrappefelsen" with the „Fable Pavilion“
  • Walpurgis-Hall (museum)
  • "Hexentanzplatz" (Witches’ Dance Floor) with zoo, mountain theater, summer tobaggan track
  • "Bau-Spiel-House" (for kinds)
  • Indoor golf center at Thale
  • "Hüttenmuseum" (how to convert iron)
  • Funpark (open from Easter to October)
  • "Trail of Myths"
  • climbing wall
  • outdoor pool (summer)
  • thermal baths with sauna and massage studio
  • "Harzer-Hexen-Stieg" – voted Germany’s finest hiking trail in 2008

In the greater area

  • "Teufelsmauer" (Devil’s Wall) near Warnstedt (ca. 6 km)
  • Selketal Train Line, Cuckoo Clock Museum and Church in Gernrode (ca. 12 km)
  • UNESCO-World Heritage Site Quedlinburg with its Cathedral Treasury and park (ca. 13 km)
  • "Regenstein" Castle and Museum Exhibition in Michaelstein Cloister near Blankenburg (ca. 14 km)
  • "Pullman City" Wild West Village and Charcoal Plant in Hasselfelde (ca. 19 km)
  • Fieldstone Caves in Rübeland (ca. 20 km)
  • “3 Kronen and Ehrt“ Observational Mine in Elbingerode (ca. 22 km)
  • Town Hall, Castle, and historical town center of Wernigerode and Brocken Rail (ca. 29 km)
  • Harz National Park with hiking trails to the "Brocken" (1142 m high)
  • cycling paths