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Dinkelsbühl - a city of children

Children, you are the heroes of Dinkelsbühl. According to local legend, you defeated an army without a single weapon. Today, Dinkelsbühl entices you - a fairy-tale city of timbered houses with a grand theatre. The legend says that the Swedish commander Sperreuth was about to level Dinkelsbühl to the ground. But a group of children came in his way. His heart softened, the old Swede left Dinkelsbühl in peace - and left one of the most beautiful medieval city centres and the comlete city walls untouched, so they have survived until today. The Youth Hostel is one part of this medieval dream. It is located in an old granary, a listed building that dates back to 1508.

Leisure activities at the Youth Hostel

Table tennis
Board games
Piano and guitar
Table football
Rally of the city
Cosy atmosphere in the courtyard which invites you to stay a while and relax.

Leisure activities in the area

Swim in a river at Wörnitzstrandbad
Indoor swimming pool with sauna and Hamam
"Haus der Geschichte" history museum of Dinkelsbühl
Kinderzech armory
Mini golf, nine-pin bowling alley
3rd dimension museum
Tennis court, gymnasium
Football and track-and-field stadion
Sports and play ground (five minutes from the Hostel)
Barbecue and bonfire area
State theatre in Dinkelsbühl, with open-air stage at the historic city wall
Guided tour with the Dinkelsbühl night guard.

Outings and excursions

Walking and hiking around Hesselberg, geological educational trail and hiking trail
Limes museum (on the Romans around the Hesselberg mountain, opened in 2012)
Franconian open-air museum in Bad Windsheim
Former free and imperial cities of Rothenburg ob der Tauber and Nördlingen
Kaspar Hauser museum in Ansbach
"Aquella" water park in Ansbach
Surfing and swimming in the Altmühlsee lake
Alemanni musuem in Ellwangen
Rieskrater museum in Nördlingen

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