Middle Ages & Comfort
Our youth hostel is open to all guests. A spontaneous arrival without a confirmed reservation through the youth hostel is currently not possible. A confirmed corona negative test that is not older than 48 hours or proof of vaccination or proof of having survived corona disease must be presented on arrival.
Our apartments are already open.
Proximately above the village Blankenheim, in the nearly 900 years old castle Grafenberg, our youth hostel castle Blankenheim is located. A huge outdoor-area, cosy restrooms and thrilling programmes- here there`s lots of space and ideas for a varied stay. Also the extensive forests and the widespread nature reserve around the youth hostel are offering attractive opportunities for active leisure activities. Worthseeing are -among others- the tunnel of the zoological garden, built in the 15th century, and the Roman Villa of Blankenheim; counted among the most important monuments from Middle Ages and Roman Age in the Rhineland. Wanderers will start from the source of the river Ahr their excursions through the German-Belgium park of nature. The landscape of the Nordeifel is likely tailor-made for a cycle- and Mountainbike holiday. Several tremendous and even family-friendly cycle paths are reachable fast. Despite the quiet and close-to-nature site , the youth hostel has - due to its proximity to Cologne and Bonn- good transport connections.
Even in a medieval castle, you don`t have to renounce the comfort of a modern accommodation. All of the rooms are disposed with a comfortable and contemporary equipment. For families and groups, spacious multi- and single bedrooms are at disposal. Especially gladly families use the tender furnished family-apartments in the Bastionshaus. Due to the numerous programmes for schools, children, teens and groups, even the leisuretime feels like a real time journey into the Middle Ages. Also music groups will find in the medieval castle ideal and extraordinary conditions for their rehearsals. As a host for creative meetings, our house is your partner for seminars, interesting workshops, conferences and thrilling team-events. Premises at diverse sizes, most modern conference technique and a tremendous acoustic are guaranteeing successful learning- and rehearsing experiences.
Our house was certified by the ADFC ( Allgemeiner Deutscher Fahrrad-Club e.V.) as a cycle-friendly accommodation.
At a glance:
- Great hall
- In-house bistro
- Apartments for families
- holiday in a real castle
- 1 ten-bed room, 3 eight-bed rooms, 3 six-bed rooms, 1 five-bed room, 13 four-bed rooms, 4 three-bed rooms, 15 double-bed rooms
- 5 common rooms
- volleyball, table tennis, football
- barbecue place
Apartments in the "Bastion House" Below the main building of the castle, framed by a bastioned tower and castle wall, lies the "Bastion House", with stunning views of the lake and the town of Blankenheim. Opened in 2010, the building has five holiday apartments. More information can be found under "Families".