Make music where lords and knights were once at home: the unique atmosphere of Grafenberg Castle is inspiring, especially for choirs and music groups. The rehearsal rooms in the old castle walls provide unparalleled acoustics. The instruments and technology provided make Burg Blankenheim Youth Hostel a great choice for all music fans. And if guests have a bit of time between rehearsals, a stroll through the quiet town with its half-timbered houses is the ideal respite. In the evening, everyone meets up in the "Burgverlies", the hostel's own bistro, to enjoy the evening in a rustic atmosphere.

As for music groups suitable Youth Hostel we naturally also offers services to suit the needs of musical groups: rehearsal times, leisure activities and catering to suit your rehearsal schedule – the hostel team can help you plan everything even in the early stages.

Small and large groups can rehearse undisturbed in Blankenheim Youth Hostel: choirs and music groups of 140 people or more can benefit from the "Youth Hostel EXCLUSIVE" offer. The entire hostel will then be at your group's sole disposal. Then no-one will mind if things get a bit loud!

It's not just the three in-house rehearsal rooms and modern music equipment that make the hostel a popular destination for choirs and music groups - it is above all the special ambience of the castle and the excellent acoustics of the old building that provide ideal conditions for rehearsals.


  • The hostel is open from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.
  • The reception is open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
  • Group leaders will receive a front door key on request
  • The youth hostel team would be happy to help you plan your stay.
  • Youth Hostel EXCLUSIVE: book the entire hostel for your sole use


The right food makes an important contribution to a generally successful rehearsal experience. Our kitchen team has responded to this challenge with a varied range of meals: all the food that's served is healthy, light and always tasty. You should discuss with us any special dietary requirements when planning your stay so that your wishes can be incorporated into your rehearsal schedule. We are flexible. That's why our kitchen team will also try to comply with any vegetarian or religious dietary requirements as far as possible.

Amenities for choirs and music groups

  • 4 rehearsal rooms in the hostel (26, 45, 100 & 120 m²) for groups of up to 100 people, including the great hall with a ceiling height of 3.6 m
  • Internet connection (W-LAN)
  • Castle bistro
  • Barbecue hut
  • Table tennis tables

Instruments & technology

  • 2 pianos
  • Electric piano
  • 2 guitars
  • Stereo system
  • CD player
  • DVD player
  • Digital projector
  • 2 TV sets

Room Floor space Height
Max. number of participants
  • Choir
  • Orchestra
Floor Daylight Rent per day off
Vogtei 100 sqm 2.5 m - - GF yes upon request
Knappensaal 45 sqm 2.5 m - - 3 yes upon request
Rittersaal 120 sqm 3.7 m - - 2 yes upon request
Rehearsal room equipment

digital piano, piano, guitars, CD player, DVD player, digital projector, TV