Welcome to Kriebstein dam!

Relaxation and action in virtually unspoiled natural surroundings - Unwind in enchanting surroundings.
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Opening hours
The reception is open

9.00 a.m. - 12.00 p.m.

3.00 p.m. - 6.00 p.m.


3.00 p.m. - 6.00 p.m.

Closing time

Annual closing

01. Jan 2023 - 20. Apr 2023

03. Oct 2023 - 21. Apr 2024

Prices 2023

B&B from Half board from Full board from
€ 27.50 € 34.50 € 41.00

The Youth Hostel is right next to Kriebstein dam in the heart of an extensive hiking and water sports area in the Zschopau Valley.

  • In terms of its location and amenities, this Youth Hostel is quite special indeed for Saxony. It is our only Hostel with a "bungalow village" on the shores of an idyllic reservoir.
  • The Youth Hostel has 220 beds in total, in Scandinavian-style bungalows.
  • 22 standard bungalows each with 2 separate 4-bed rooms
  • 12 bungalows for families or group leaders
  • (with mini kitchen, living and sleeping area, shower/WC)
  • modern, central sanitation block (wheelchair access)
  • 2 dining rooms with approx. 100 places
  • several barbecue and campfire areas on the reservoir shore
  • camping available - spaces for caravans and tents
  • multi-purpose hall with large screen, holds approx. 100
  • (individually equipped with chairs or beer tent sets)
  • several small common rooms and seminar rooms - including a rustic hut with space for approx. 20
  • seminar equipment: overhead projector, flip chart, TV, DVD and video player, screen & slide projector

Room Floor space
Max. number of participants
  • cinema
  • parliament
  • block
  • U-shaped block
    U-shaped block
  • circle
Floor Rent per day off
Seminarraum I 35 sqm 25 - - - - - upon request
Mehrzweckhalle 130 sqm 100 - - - - - upon request
Seminarraum II 20 sqm 20 - - - - - upon request
Rustikale Hütte 20 sqm 20 - - - - - upon request
Conference equipment

DVD player, flip chart, projector, TV set

Room Floor space Height
Max. number of participants
  • Choir
  • Orchestra
Floor Daylight Rent per day off
Seminarraum I 35 sqm - 30 - - no upon request
Seminarraum II 20 sqm - 20 - - no upon request
Mehrzweckhalle 130 sqm - 100 - - no upon request
Rustikale Hütte 20 sqm - 20 - - no upon request
Tips for your stay

A certified Water Sports Youth Hostel, Falkenhain Youth Hostel has its own rowing boat hire (including torchlight rides on the reservoir of an evening), lawn with natural beach, volleyball court, covered terrace with table tennis and giant chess, games and ball game area and a small skittles alley. Campfire and numerous barbecue areas can also be found on-site. Guests can borrow sports and games equipment as well as a television and video player. A little riding centre nearby lets beginners and more experienced riders explore their surroundings on horseback. One particularly highlight is the new woodland climbing area at Kriebstein's harbour area: Special rates apply for guests of Falkenhain Youth Hostel!

Sightseeing and excursions

  • There are lots of destinations for day trips and short walks all around the Youth Hostel. Why not walk along the shore of the reservoir? You can use the ferry service between Kriebstein and Mittweida, with its different jetties (including one at the Youth Hostel). Other excursion ideas include the nearby Rossau water-skiing centre, "Gellert's town" of Hainichen (Camera Obscura), the "Bleiberg Medieval Mountain Town" outdoor museum in Sachsenburg, which also has a castle with the same name, the city of Chemnitz with the Museum of Saxon Industry, Lichtenwalde Castle, Augustusburg with castle, Motorcycle Museum and summer toboggan run, the historic mountain city of Freiberg with its cathedral, or "RIFF"" aqua park in Bad Lausick. / Suggested routes: Area around the dam wall and the medieval Burg Kriebstein (tours available); round trips with passenger ships on the nine-kilometre reservoir; hike via the "Raubschloss" to Ringethal (church with the smallest Silbermann organ); upstream on the Zschopau river via a suspension bridge to the university town of Mittweida (town church, museums of local history and space, hydroelectric power station, town leisure centre, crazy golf) or carry on to the "Alte Hoffnung Erbstolln" silver mine in Schönborn-Dreiwerden (visitors' mine) with guided tour and subterranean boat ride; downstream on the Zschopau river to Waldheim, with the Saxon Prison Museum at Waldheim Prison and the Florena factory (tours can be arranged).