Welcome to Viking country

Borgwedel lies on the Baltic Sea fjord of Schlei, which flows directly into the sea. The clear water laps gently against the banks of the youth hostel grounds. Sometimes it surges against the jetty, when a sailboat goes by at full speed. If sailors are not steering towards the jetty, then you can sit here and relax and enjoy nature. The highlight of the hostel are its fantastic opportunities for taking part in water sports: sailing, canoeing and, of course, swimming in the gorgeous swimming area. The hostel has its own canoes.
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Opening hours
The reception is open

8.00 a.m. - 10.00 a.m.

4.00 p.m. - 7.00 p.m.


4.00 p.m. - 8.00 p.m.

Closing time

Open all year except 23/12/2023 - 02/01/2024

Group Requests are welcome all year round.

Prices 2023

B&B from Half board from Full board from
€ 29.50 - € 37.50

Prices 2024

B&B from Half board from Full board from
€ 32.50 - € 39.50

Borgwedel is a quiet place with great views of the Baltic Sea fjord of Schlei. The landscape around the town is dominated by meadows and fields. Ten kilometres further on and the seaside town of Schleswig and Baltic Sea resort of Eckernförde provide plenty of interest. Borgwedel is best reached by car; the 1635 bus runs from Schleswig to the hostel.

Borgwedel Youth Hostel offers a 4-hectare playground. The main building and several dormitory buildings are spread across the site and have a total of 277 beds, mostly in 4-bed and 6-bed rooms, showers/toilets are located centrally, rooms for group leaders, club rooms and lounges including a TV room and billiards, W-LAN. For groups, there are 4 heatable log cabins available (30 m2 with 8 beds each), the leaders' house (2 x 2 beds) and a separate shower block. The outdoor area offers a lawn, children's playground, area for playing football, volleyball court, basketball court, shoot-out challenge, table tennis, campfire site and a cosy barbecue hut.

Room Floor space
Max. number of participants
  • cinema
  • parliament
  • block
  • U-shaped block
    U-shaped block
  • circle
Floor Rent per day off
Tagesraum 1 77 sqm 60 40 30 30 30 GF upon request
Tagesraum 2 45 sqm 30 25 20 20 20 GF upon request
Tagesraum 3 36 sqm 20 18 16 16 12 GF upon request
Tagesraum 1+2 (kombiniert) 122 sqm 90 65 50 50 50 GF upon request
Tagesraum 4 30 sqm 20 18 16 16 12 GF upon request
Tagesraum 5 50 sqm 30 25 24 24 15 GF upon request
Tagesraum 6 41 sqm 30 25 24 25 15 GF upon request
Tagesraum 7 30 sqm 30 18 16 16 12 GF upon request
Tagesraum 5+6 (kombiniert) 91 sqm 60 50 48 48 30 GF upon request
Conference equipment

blackboard, CD player, DVD player, flip chart, internet access (WiFi), metaplan board, overhead projector, pin board, screen, TV set

Room Floor space Height
Max. number of participants
  • Choir
  • Orchestra
Floor Daylight Rent per day off
Tagesraum 1+2 122 sqm 3.1 m 50 40 GF yes upon request
Tagesraum 5+6 91 sqm 3.1 m 30 20 GF yes upon request
Rehearsal room equipment


Borgwedel on the Baltic Sea fjord of Schlei

Besides the many sports and leisure facilities on the site, there is a landing stage and a swimming area. The hostel can lend out canoes, can arrange sailing lessons and offers groups raft-building and team training workshops. A visit to the Viking Museum Haithabu in the nearby town of Schleswig is a highlight. Detailed replicas of Viking houses stand on the grounds of the museum. On the Baltic Sea fjord of Schlei there are many small bays where you can go swimming. The Baltic Sea beach of Eckernförde is only 10 km away.

Trips and excursions

  • Gottorf Castle in Schleswig
  • "Tolk-Schau" family theme park
  • Danevirkegården (history of the Danevirke, the Danish fortifications)
  • Landschaftsmuseum Angeln (fishing museum with windmill, butter mill, farmhouse)
  • Oehe-Schleimünde bird sanctuary