Nestled idyllically in the sprawling woodland of the Dammer Schweiz, the Youth Hostel is some 500 metres outside of Damme itself. The Youth Hostel grounds provide direct access to the mountain lake (sadly, bathing is not permitted) and plenty of cycling and hiking routes. Loads water sports are on offer at the Dümmer, Lower Saxony's second largest lake.
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Opening hours
The house is open

8.00 a.m. - 9.00 p.m.

The reception is open

9.00 a.m. - 9.00 p.m.

Check-in

10.00 a.m. - 12.00 p.m.

5.00 p.m. - 9.00 p.m.

Closing time

Prices 2018

B&B from Half board from Full board from
€ 24.00 € 27.00 € 29.00

Prices 2019

B&B from Half board from Full board from
€ 25.00 € 28.00 € 30.00

The Youth Hostel is in an idyllic setting in the sprawling woodland of the Damme Hills recreational area. Perched on the Ohlkenberg, the picturesque little town of Damme, with its beautifully restored half-timbered houses and the impressive St. Victor's Church, is just 500m away. Providing direct access to the mountain lake, the Youth Hostel's extensive grounds are the perfect place from where to set off and discover the exciting natural surroundings. The Youth Hostel is about 2 km from the heart of the town.

171 beds in rooms with between one and six beds, in a total of 3 buildings. Each room is equipped with washing facilities, group leader rooms with en-suite shower/WC, 11 group rooms, playroom, chapel, gymnastics hall, disco, roof terrace, garden pavilion, barbecue area, 2 playgrounds, football/streetball court, table tennis tables indoors and out.

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
GR 4, GR 6, GR 8 & GR 10 60.4 sqm 32 48 32 36 - - free of charge
GR 9 & GR 11 34.2 sqm 20 16 20 16 - - free of charge
Turnhalle 130 sqm - - - - - - free of charge
Kapelle 0 sqm 80 - - - - - free of charge
GR 1 43.8 sqm 24 36 20 28 - - free of charge
GR 2 49.8 sqm 24 40 24 30 - - free of charge
Conference equipment

CD player, DVD player, flip chart, internet access (WiFi), overhead projector, pin board, presentation case, projector, screen, speaker's desk, TV set, video recorder, whiteboard

Room Floor space Height
Max. number of participants
  • Choir
  • Orchestra
Floor Daylight Rent per day
Gruppenraum 1 50 sqm 2.9 m - - 1 yes upon request
Gruppenraum 2 50 sqm 2.9 m - - 1 yes upon request
Gruppenraum 3 15 sqm 2.9 m - - 2 yes upon request
Gruppenraum 4 60 sqm 2.9 m - - GF yes upon request
Gruppenraum 5 35 sqm 2.9 m - - GF yes upon request
Gruppenraum 6 60 sqm 2.9 m - - 1 yes upon request
Gruppenraum 7 35 sqm 2.9 m - - 1 yes upon request
Gruppenraum 8 60 sqm 2.9 m - - GF yes upon request
Gruppenraum 9 35 sqm 2.9 m - - GF yes upon request
Gruppenraum 10 60 sqm 2.9 m - - 1 yes upon request
Gruppenraum 11 35 sqm 2.9 m - - 1 yes upon request
A wooded area, yet close to the water

Ideal for water sports and fantastic for exploring the natural world, the Dümmer is just around the corner. Whether boating on the lake, sailing, surfing or cycling - here you'll find more than enough opportunities to have fun and relax!

Sightseeing and excursions

  • Museum and Park Kalkriese, with an exhibition on the Battle of the Teutoburg Forest. Archaeological project and Roman finds in Bramsche
  • Really wild: Osnabrück Zoo
  • Indoor pool with wave machine and open-air pool in Vechta, with giant slide and beach volleyball
  • Step back in time: "Museumshof Rahden", with special activity days for demonstrating traditional crafts