Breathtaking and in one of Germany's largest castle complexes

  • Breathtaking - the modern Burg Lichtenberg Youth Hostel is located on one of Germany's largest castle sites. It provides extensive views across the green uplands around Kusel. In recent years, many parts of the castle complex have been rebuilt. In addition to the Musikantenland Museum in the Zehntscheune ("tithe shed"), the castle grounds are also home to the Palatinate Museum of Natural History.
  • Burg Lichtenberg Youth Hostel has 106 beds in rooms with 1, 2, 4 and multiple beds. Each room is equipped with an en-suite shower/WC.
  • Bistro, café/bar, snack area, dining room, play area.
  • 6 common rooms and function rooms of varying sizes for 8 to 40 people, fully equipped for events, conferences, workshops, project days and music camps.
  • Leisure programmes for a thrilling family holiday.
  • Activity programmes for exciting school trips.
  • Table tennis, table football, board games, playing field, barbecue area in the charming castle moat, with an adjoining children's playground.
  • Accessible rooms are available for wheelchair users.
  • At Thallichtenberg Youth Hostel we welcome families, groups of schoolchildren, seminar and conference participants, choirs and music groups, holidaymakers, cyclists, ramblers and, of course, individual guests.
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Closing time

Hostel is open all year round except Christmas.

Prices 2018

B&B from Half board from Full board from
€ 24.50 € 33.50 € 36.50

Prices 2019

B&B from Half board from Full board from
€ 24.50 € 33.50 € 36.50

Burg Lichtenberg Youth Hostel is located in one of Germany's largest castle complexes. It provides extensive views across the green uplands around Kusel.

  • 106 beds in rooms with 1, 2, 4 and multiple beds. Each room is equipped with an en-suite shower/WC.

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
Tagungsraum 1 45 sqm 30 20 16 12 - 1 € 67.50
Tagungsraum 2 31 sqm 20 12 12 8 - 1 € 46.50
Tagungsraum 3 31 sqm 20 12 12 8 - 1 € 46.50
Dachraum 56 sqm 15 10 - - - 3 € 84.00
Hufeisenturm 66 sqm 40 30 25 30 - - € 99.00
Burghäuschen 28 sqm 16 16 12 - - - € 42.00
Tagungsraum 2 + 3 62 sqm 40 26 24 15 - 1 € 93.00
Conference equipment

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

Room Floor space Height
Max. number of participants
  • Choir
  • Orchestra
Floor Daylight Rent per day
- - - - - - no free of charge
Rehearsal room equipment

piano, stereo / PA equipment

Activities for guests of Thallichtenberg Youth Hostel

Thallichtenberg is surrounded by the diverse hilly landscape of the North Palatine Uplands. Lichtenberg Castle, which also houses the modern Youth Hostel, is particularly worth a visit. Fantastic cycle paths and walking trails all around Thallichtenberg are just waiting to be explored, and the Musikantenland Museum is not to be missed either. A round trip of the Palatinate Forest is also a real treat; take your time and visit the different castles you find.

Sightseeing and excursions

  • Lichtenberg Castle
  • Musikantenland and Palatinate Museum of Natural History
  • Geoskop Museum of Prehistory
  • Nordic Walking course
  • walks
  • cycle tours
  • in-house bicycle and handcart hire
  • indoor and outdoor pools and crazy golf in Kusel
  • playground
  • visit Kusel, with its "Hutmacherbrunnen" fountain and Local History Museum and Fritz Wunderlich Museum
  • elevated and low rope courses in Homburg and St. Wendel
  • Idar-Oberstein, including the German Gemstone Museum, the "Weiherschleife" gem-grinding mill, "Crag Church", Idar-Oberstein Museum, "Steinkaulenberg" visitors' mine and copper mine in Fischbach
  • visit Saarland and see St. Wendel and the Schaumberg
  • travel through the Palatinate Forest and visit different castles
  • travel by railway trolley through the Glan Valley
  • Oberalben, including Emigrants' Museum
  • visit Wolfstein, with the visitors' chalk mine
  • Potzberg or Freisen, with a visit to the wildlife park and falconry display
  • a range of water sports at Ohmbach Lake (with recreational centre) or at Bostal Lake