Romantic castle

  • Unbeatable. The historic walls of the romantic Grafenschloss castle are home to the highly modern Diez Grafenschloss Youth Hostel, which towers high above the river Lahn. The rooms and castle bistro have been lovingly restored. Winding streets lined with proud half-timbered houses, and the Grafenschloss taking centre stage - this is exactly how the town of Diez an der Lahn wants to be seen by those who come to visit.
  • Diez Youth Hostel has 129 beds in rooms with 1, 2, 4 and multiple beds. Each room is equipped with an en-suite shower/WC.
  • Spacious entrance area with reception, communications area, café/bar, restaurant, castle bistro, play area, terrace.
  • Registry office in the castle.
  • 4 common rooms and function rooms of varying sizes for 12 to 65 people, 1 large congress hall for up to 120 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.
  • Board games, table tennis, barbecue area, children's playground, regional museum.
  • Accessible rooms are available for wheelchair users.
  • At Diez 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 2019

B&B from Half board from Full board from
€ 23.50 € 32.50 € 35.50

Prices 2020

B&B from Half board from Full board from
€ 24.00 € 33.50 € 36.50

The historic walls of this romantic ducal castle are home to Grafenschloss Youth Hostel, which towers high above the river Lahn.

  • 129 beds in rooms with 1, 2, 4 and multiple beds. Each room is equipped with an en-suite shower/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
Fürstin Albertine Agnes 54 sqm 45 30 18 15 - GF € 97.20
Gräfin Sophie Hedwig 75 sqm 65 40 30 25 - AF € 135.00
Graf Embricho 30 sqm 25 15 12 12 - AF € 54.00
St. Remigius 76 sqm 65 40 30 25 - AF € 136.80
Kongress-Saal 127 sqm 120 80 50 45 - AF € 228.60
Conference equipment

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

Activities for guests of Diez Youth Hostel

Winding streets, charming half-timbered houses, stately residences and romantic castle ruins - welcome to Diez. Hardly any other town offers visitors such a beautiful view of the Westerwald, the Taunus mountain range and the idyllic Lahn Valley. If you wish to experience nature and culture up close, then you've come to the right place. In addition to wonderful walking routes you'll find theatres, indoor and open-air concerts and plenty of leisure activities.

Sightseeing and excursions

  • Regional Museum inside the Grafenschloss
  • winding streets and half-timbered houses
  • stately residences
  • Castles Oranienstein and Schaumburg
  • ruin of Laurenburg Castle and Balduinstein Castle
  • Holzappel museum of local history and mining
  • open-air sessions in the chalk mine
  • observatory, ice rink, indoor pool
  • cycle and walking paths along the Lahn
  • Lahn Hiking Trail
  • forest nature trail
  • canoe hire, raft rides and fishing
  • aqua parks and lake for swimming
  • railway trolley
  • "Westerwald Lahn-Taunus" Geopark
  • boat rides on the Lahn
  • visit Koblenz, including a sightseeing tour, Ehrenbreitstein Fortress and the "Deutsches Eck" headland
  • visit Marksburg Castle in Braubach
  • tour with a visit to pottery factories and the Ceramics Museum in Höhr-Grenzhausen
  • cycle tours along the Lahn, e.g. to Weilburg, Limburg and Lahnstein
  • Ardeck Castle ruins in Holzheim
  • sightseeing in Mainz, with its old town, Gutenberg Museum and Cathedral
  • sightseeing in Frankfurt, the airport, zoo, Palm Garden etc.
  • visit Limburg, with its Cathedral, Chocolate Museum and Cineplex
  • excursion to the baroque residence town of Weilburg, with its castle complex, "Holy Sepulchre Chapel" and Calvary Hill, Germany's only boat tunnel, Mining Museum and Kubach Crystal Cave.