Historic castle ambience

  • Above the "Leiningerland" and overlooking the valley and town lies the modern Altleiningen Castle Family Youth Hostel, with its historical feel and open-air pool in the castle moat. Altleiningen is situated in the magnificent "Leiningerland", an offshoot of the Palatinate Forest, at the beginning of Germany's Wine Route.
  • Altleiningen Youth Hostel has 169 beds in rooms with 1, 2 and 4 beds. Each room is equipped with an en-suite shower/WC.
  • Dining room in the Rittersaal (Knights' Hall), bistro, a cosy, public "castle tavern" complete with summer terrace, snack area, children's play area.
  • 5 common rooms and function rooms of varying sizes for 18 to 60 people, congress hall for up to 160 people that is fully equipped for events, conferences, workshops, project days and music camps.
  • Leisure programmes for a thrilling family holiday.
  • Activity programmes for exciting school trips.
  • Internet terminal, board games, table tennis, children's playground, sports field (basketball hoops, football goals), sheltered barbecue area.
  • Public outdoor pool in the castle moat (admission fee).
  • Accessible rooms are available for wheelchair users.
  • At Altleiningen 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

Above the "Leininger Land" and overlooking the valley and town lies the modern Altleiningen Castle Family Youth Hostel, with its historical feel and open-air pool in the castle moat. Altleiningen is situated in the magnificent "Leininger Land", an offshoot of the Palatinate Forest, at the beginning of Germany's Wine Route.

  • 169 beds in rooms with 1, 2 and 4 beds. Each room is equipped with a 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
Grünstadt 50 sqm 30 20 18 18 - 1 € 75.00
Bad Dürkheim 56 sqm 50 38 18 24 - 1 € 84.00
Hettenleidelheim 50 sqm 50 38 18 24 - 2 € 75.00
Neuleiningen 56 sqm 50 38 18 24 - 2 € 84.00
Altleiningen 210 sqm 160 120 60 70 - 3 € 315.00
Höningen (Spitzboden) 112 sqm - - 60 - - 4 € 168.00
Conference equipment

CD player, DVD player, flip chart, internet access (WiFi), overhead projector, pin board, presentation case, projector, screen, slide projector, 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 Altleiningen Youth Hostel

Altleiningen is situated in the "Leininger Land", an offshoot of the Palatinate Forest, which descends into the land of the Rhine Valley at Neuleinigen. Sprawling, beautiful woodland surrounds the little village. Hikers are spoilt for choice thanks to the many well-signposted woodland trails. Comprising 60 stages, one woodland trail gives walkers an insight into local fauna and flora, hunting and forestry. Rotsteig game reserve is well worth a visit, as are the many wine-growers in the surrounding area.

Sightseeing and excursions

  • Leininger Land
  • German Wine Route
  • sprawling woodland and numerous castles
  • Palatinate Wine Trail, Leining hiking trail, "Mühlenwanderweg" trail, "Three-Castle Way" and wine routes
  • nature trail and "German Wine Route" cycling/hiking trail
  • playground with playing field
  • public, heated pool in the castle moat
  • tennis courts in Carlsberg (approx. 6 km)
  • farmers' market on Saturday and Sunday during the 2nd weekend in September
  • Christmas market during the first Advent weekend
  • museum of local history in Hettenleidelheim
  • Erdekaut leisure park near Hettenleidelheim
  • Ebertsheim "Ecology Centre"
  • abbey and church ruins in Höningen
  • brewery in Grünstadt
  • wine-growers and wineries specialising in "Sekt" (sparkling wine)
  • "Kurpfalzpark Wachenheim" wildlife park
  • Rotsteig game reserve
  • Speyer, with its Cathedral, "Sea Life" centre and Technology Museum
  • visit the city of Heidelberg and its castle
  • thermal baths, "Saline" graduation tower, Palatinate Museum, Limburg Abbey ruins and Hardenburg Castle in Bad Dürkheim
  • holiday park in Haßloch