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Youth Hostel Bad Urach

210 Ratings

Youth Hostel
Bad Urach

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Experience Bad Urach. Caves and waterfalls, castles and palaces. Fancy a dip? The nearby AlbThermen thermal baths and the lovely Höhenfreibad open-air pool await you. Going up in the world? You can go climbing in the surrounding area. Would you prefer a tour of discovery? A visit to the show caves is a great holiday experience for both children and parents. The spectacular escarpment of the Swabian Alb landscape builds to its climax here. Even Stone Age people loved the area - the "Rulaman Way" takes you to the Stone Age and back. The town's landmark are the ruins of Hohenurach Castle (11th century), which overlooks the old town centre, with its cosy cafes and mediaeval residential properties. Bad Urach Youth Hostel, where work on its renovation and extension finished in October 2011, is located below the ruins of Hohenurach Castle, on the way to the Urach waterfall, surrounded by woods and meadows.

After extensive modernization and expansion, Bad Urach Youth Hostel was re-opened in October 2011 and is the second hostel in Baden-Wuerrttemberg to be certified as an Environmental Hostel.

Environmental|Hostels are based on a model that strives towards environmentally friendly, socially responsible and sustainable development at all levels. These include the following:

  • Efficient energy use: when modernising the building, the technology was brought up to date and the entire building was renovated to be more energy-efficient. A solar thermal system on the roof and a condensing heating system were installed.
  • Education programmes: we offer a variety of programmes for the purposes of educating people on the topic of sustainable development.
  • Healthy eating: about 30% of our products are organic
The team of the Environmental Hostel in Bad Urach is looking forward to your visit!

Highlights
  • Waterfalls within walking distance
  • Hohen Urach Castle Ruin
  • Outdoor pool and thermal baths

Equipment

standard
certified as Environmental|Youth Hostel Environmental|Youth Hostel
certified as Environmental|Youth Hostel
certified for sports groups certified for sports groups
bicycle-friendly accommodation Bett+Bike
bicycle-friendly accommodation
awarded with the organic seal according to EU legislation organic seal
awarded with the organic seal according to EU legislation
Youth Hostels - 100 % certified quality Youth Hostels - 100 % certified quality
Youth Hostels - 100 % certified quality
Guest services
  • board game rental
  • dryer
  • free parking on premises: 7
  • luggage storage
  • washing machine
  • WiFi access in public spaces for free
Food & Drinks
  • breakfast buffet from 7.30 a.m. to 9.00 a.m.
  • packed lunch
  • organic quality
  • regional cuisine
  • vegetarian dishes daily
  • vegan dishes on request
  • gluten free food on request
  • other catering requests on request
  • free water and tea
  • barbecue evening
  • food / dining events on request
  • microwave
  • refrigerator
  • bistro / cafeteria
For cyclists
  • drying room
  • maps
  • places in lockable bike room: 30
  • repair service
For families
  • (baby) bottle warmer
  • high chair for children
  • play room / play corner
For cyclists
  • drying room
  • maps
  • places in lockable bike room: 30
  • repair service
For families
  • (baby) bottle warmer
  • high chair for children
  • play room / play corner
Outdoor
  • basketball court or hoop
  • BBQ area
  • campfire site
  • climbing wall / bouldering wall
  • football ground
  • gym
  • outdoor table tennis
  • patio
  • playground and lawn
  • sports ground
Outdoor
  • basketball court or hoop
  • BBQ area
  • campfire site
  • climbing wall / bouldering wall
  • football ground
  • gym
  • outdoor table tennis
  • patio
  • playground and lawn
  • sports ground

Prices

Room equipment

Meetings

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 off
Güterstein (GR 1) 35 sqm 25 15 - - - GF upon request
Seltbachtal (GR 2) 51 sqm 40 25 - - - GF upon request
Güterstein (GR 1) + Seltbachtal (GR 2) kombiniert 85 sqm 70 40 - - - GF upon request
Rulaman (GR 3) 31 sqm 20 15 - - - GF upon request
Falkenstein (GR 4) 28 sqm 15 10 - - - GF upon request
Maisental (GR 5) 45 sqm 35 20 - - - GF upon request

Conference equipment

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

Rehearsals

Room Floor space Height
Max. number of participants
  • Choir
  • Orchestra
Floor Daylight Rent per day off
Güterstein (GR 1) 35 sqm 2.6 m 20 15 GF yes upon request
Seltbachtal (GR 2) 51 sqm 2.6 m 40 25 GF yes upon request
Güterstein (GR 1) + Seltbachtal (GR 2) kombiniert 85 sqm 2.6 m 60 40 GF yes upon request
Rulaman (GR 3) 31 sqm 2.5 m 20 10 GF yes upon request
Falkenstein (GR 4) 28 sqm 2.5 m 15 - GF yes upon request
Kleiner Saal im Bürgerhaus Schloßmühle (mit Bühne) 130 sqm 3.0 m 100 80 3 yes upon request
Großer Saal im Bürgerhaus Schloßmühle 220 sqm 6.0 m 130 100 - yes upon request
Maisental 45 sqm - 20 10 - yes upon request

Rehearsal room equipment

digital piano

Staging options

indoor stage (16.0 sqm),

Activities

  • Outdoor climbing wall at the house
    Outdoor climbing wall at the house

    Outdoor climbing wall directly at the house, which can be used with supervision.

  • Activity at the youth-hostel Bad Urach
  • Activity at the youth-hostel Bad Urach
  • Activity at the youth-hostel Bad Urach
  • Uracher Waterfall
    Uracher Waterfall

    The special sights of the UNESCO Global Geopark include the Urach and Güterstein waterfalls.

  • Hohenurach Castle Ruin
    Hohenurach Castle Ruin

    The castle ruins from the 11th century offer magnificent views over the town and the Emstal valley.

  • Bad Urach
    Bad Urach

    The half-timbered town of Bad Urach is located in the UNESCO Biosphere Reserve and the UNESCO Global Geopark Swabian Alb

  • Swabian Alb Biosphere Centre
    Swabian Alb Biosphere Centre

    The Biosphere Centre provides interesting information about the Swabian Alb Biosphere Reserve in an entertaining way.

  • Rulaman Trail
    Rulaman Trail

    The Rulaman Trail encourages reflection on the history and future of humanity.

  • Falkenstein Cave
    Falkenstein Cave

    The cave is the only water-bearing cave in Germany where guided cave tours are possible.

  • Cycle paths
    Cycle paths

    Bicyclists experience striking view rocks on the signposted cycling tours around Bad Urach.

  • Myth of the Swabian Alb
    Myth of the Swabian Alb

    Discover the sights of the Swabian Alb.

  • Open-air museum Beuren
    Open-air museum Beuren

    The open-air museum presents old buildings from the Middle Necker and Swabian Alb region.

  • Bear cave
    Bear cave

    The bear cave is accessible for 250m and impresses with its beautiful stalactite and ceiling formation

  • Prehistoric Museum Hauff
    Prehistoric Museum Hauff

    Here you can find uniquely preserved fossils from the Jurassic period around the Holzmaden fossil site

  • Castle Lichtenstein
    Castle Lichtenstein

    The "fairytale castle of Württemberg" was built in the 19th century in the style of historicism.

  • University City Tuebingen
    University City Tuebingen

    A combination of a time- honoured university town and the lively diversity of a young metropolis.

Location and arrival

Town centre: 1.1 km
Bus: Bus Stop Ermstalklinik (0.3 km)
Railway station: Station Ermstalklinik (0.3 km)

The house is open 7.30 a.m. - 9.00 p.m.

The reception is open 8.30 a.m. - 11.00 a.m. , 4.30 p.m. - 8.00 p.m.

Check-in 4.30 p.m. - 8.00 p.m.

Groups of 20 people or more can also be accepted during closing times.

Hostel is open all year round except Christmas.

Arriving by public transport
  • Take the Ermstalbahn via Metzingen to Bad Urach. Get off at the "Ermstalklinik" stop, directly below the hostel.

Rail service for DJH members
The Community Travel GmbH offers DJH members discounted RIT tickets for a return journey within Germany - this applies only in conjunction with stays in a hostel. School classes and groups can make use of this offer. You must carry confirmation of your booking with you when travelling.

Our partner can handle your enquiry via the booking hotline +49 4845  79 18 464 or www.anreise-jugendherberge.de. Payment must be made ​​by direct debit. Tickets will be sent by post or online by e-mail. In the event of a cancellation, the ticket may be returned free of charge to the agency up to the first day of travel.

Arriving by bus/car
  • If you're coming from the north, take the A8 to Stuttgart and from there continue on the B27 towards Reutlingen, Metzingen exit to Bad Urach.
  • If you're coming from the south, take the A7 towards Neu Ulm. In Ulm, take the "Blaubeurer Ring" exit towards Blaubeuren and continue towards Reutlingen on the B28 or on the B465 Ehingen - Münsingen-Bad Urach.
  • The nearest bus stops are at the hospital, "Ermstalklinik," (about 300 m away) and at the bus station (about 700 m away).

contact

Youth Hostel Bad Urach

Seltbachstr. 9 · 72574 Bad Urach

Tel. +49 7125 8025 · JH-Bad-Urach@jugendherberge.de

Management: Cornelia Dreher and Luis Molina

Agency: LVB Baden-Württemberg

Ratings from our guests

Superb 4.6 of 5
based on
210 Customer ratings
Reviews of the last 12 months in the DJH online feedback system: Guests are able to rate the youth hostel 4 days after departure.
Service
4.6
Catering
4.5
Facilities
4.6
Tidiness
4.7

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