Bizarre rocks and legendary castles

  • The popular Dahn Youth Hostel can be found in a quiet setting in the magnificent rocky area called the Dahner Felsenland, right next to the impressive rock formations known locally as the "Bride and Groom". A uniquely beautiful landscape extends around Dahn. Bizarre rock formations jut up all over the place like signposts. Castles wreathed in legend bear witness to a chivalrous era in the Palatinate which is long since past. Not far from the Youth Hostel visitors will find the "Felsenland Bathing Paradise".
  • Dahn Youth Hostel has 108 beds in rooms with 1, 2, 4 and multiple beds.
  • Single and twin rooms for group leaders are equipped with a shower and separate WC.
  • Dining room, bistro, conference room, play area.
  • 4 common rooms and function rooms of varying sizes for 30 to 60 people, fully equipped for events, conferences, workshops, project days and music camps.
  • Leisure programmes for a thrilling family holiday.
  • Activity programmes for exciting school trips.
  • Pinball, table football, board games, table tennis, sheltered barbecue area, lawn, area for ball games including goal wall, children's playground.
  • At Dahn 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
€ 19.50 € 27.00 € 29.50

Prices 2019

B&B from Half board from Full board from
€ 19.50 € 27.00 € 29.50

A uniquely beautiful landscape extends around Dahn. Bizarre rock formations jut up all over the place like signposts. Castles wreathed in legend bear witness to a chivalrous era in the Palatinate which is long since past. The Felsenland Youth Hostel in Dahn can be found in a quiet setting in the magnificent rocky area called the Dahner Felsenland, right next to the impressive rock formations known locally as the "Bride and Groom".

  • 108 beds in rooms with 1, 2, 4 and multiple beds.
  • Single and twin rooms for group leaders are equipped with a shower and separate 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
Altdahn 55 sqm 60 32 32 30 - GF € 82.50
Grafendahn 33 sqm - 30 - - - GF € 49.50
Tannstein 30 sqm - 30 - - - GF € 45.00
Berwartstein 55 sqm 60 32 32 30 - B € 82.50
Conference equipment

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

Bizarre rocks and castles wreathed in legend - welcome to the Dahner Felsenland! Long walking trails and a sprawling network of cycle paths stretching into the neighbouring Alsace region allow you to experience wondrous woodland landscapes and sleepy villages. Climbers, too, will be spoilt for choice in this highly varied region.

Sightseeing and excursions

  • stunning landscape full of bizarre rock formations
  • numerous cycle paths
  • hiking routes, e.g. Palatinate Forest Trail, Dahn Rock Trail, Felsenland-Sagenweg
  • castles steeped in legend
  • resort renowned for its air quality
  • Palatinate "Climbing Garden"
  • "Felsenland Bathing Paradise", with outdoor and indoor pools and a range of saunas
  • sports centre with indoor and outdoor tennis courts
  • skittle and bowling alley, billiards, sauna and squash
  • bicycle hire
  • crazy golf, climbing courses and horse riding
  • trip to Pirmasens, with its "Dynamikum Science Center"
  • sightseeing in Strasbourg, with a city tour, the European Parliament and the Cathedral of Our Lady
  • sightseeing in Speyer, including a city tour, the Cathedral, the Museum of Palatinate History, the Wine Museum, the Technology Museum and the "Sea Life" centre
  • sightseeing in Heidelberg, with its world-famous castle
  • Hauenstein, with the German Shoe Museum
  • holiday park in Haßloch
  • German Wine Route (Neustadt and Hambach Castle)
  • "Deutsches Weintor", the southern start of the German Wine Route in Schweigen
  • Silz Wildlife Park on the Southern Wine Route
  • ruins of Drachenfels ("Dragon's Rock") Castle at Busenberg, ruins of the castles at Dahn
  • reconstructed Berwartstein Castle at Erlenbach, Trifels Castle in Annweiler
  • Teufelstisch ("Devil's Table") Park in Hinterweidenthal (closed during winter)
  • "Iron Ore Visitors' Mine" in Nothweiler
  • Castle Museum of Dahn's castles
  • Biosphere House in Fischbach
  • "Elwetritsch" (mythical creature) nature trail in Dahn
  • Wissembourg in the Alsace
  • Maginot Line in Lembach/Alsace