Location & Arrival

Freudenstadt, seit 1997 Kneipp-Kurort auf dem Schwarzwald-Plateau in 740 m Höhe, zeichnet sich durch ein mildes Reizklima mit viel Sonne und wenig Nebel aus. Der Herzog-Friedrich-Turm auf dem Kienberg überragt die Stadt, die mit ihrem von prächtigen Arkaden gesäumten Marktplatz den größten Marktplatz Deutschlands aufzuweisen hat. Die Jugendherberge liegt in der Nordstadt, direkt neben dem Panoramabad.
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Arriving by public transport
By train:

  • One of the great advantages of our hostel is that you can get to it very easily by train, because Freudenstadt is a railway junction in the northern part of the Black Forest. Whether you are coming from Stuttgart, Karlsruhe or Offenburg, you can be in Freudenstadt in just over an hour. The station is almost right in front of the hostel (300 m).
  • Freudenstadt station is the terminus of the RE (regional express) trains from Stuttgart, the Ortenau S-Bahn local train from Offenburg to Freudenstadt, the S31 of the Karlsruhe Transport Association (KVV) from Odenheim to Freudenstadt and one of the stops of the S41 of the KVV from Karlsruhe to Eutingen.
  • If arriving by RE trains or the Ortenau S-Bahn train, change at Freudenstadt main station (Hauptbahnhof). Take the S41 and S31 towards Karlsruhe and get off at the second stop "Freudenstadt Schulzentrum". On the northern side of the S-Bahn railway station, walk along Eugene-Nägele-Straße for 5 minutes until you get to the hostel.
  • If you show your KONUS-Gästekarte (KONUS Guest Ticket) when boarding a bus or train, you can travel free on all nine of linked public transport systems of the Black Forest holiday region. For detailed information, go to www.konus-schwarzwald.de
By bus:

  • Get off at Freudenstadt bus station - next to the S-Bahn train station.
  • Cross the railway crossing from the city railway station on the left. Then take the second road on right. You are now in Gottlieb-Daimler-Straße; follow the road to the end.
  • Walk for about 10 to 15 minutes, and you will then see the Youth Hostel on the right-hand side.

Rail service for DJH members
The Community Travel GmbH offers DJH members discounted RIT tickets for a return journey within Germany - this applies only in conjunction with stays in a hostel. School classes and groups can make use of this offer. You must carry confirmation of your booking with you when travelling.

Our partner can handle your enquiry via the booking hotline +49 4845  79 18 464 or www.anreise-jugendherberge.de. Payment must be made ​​by direct debit. Tickets will be sent by post or online by e-mail. In the event of a cancellation, the ticket may be returned free of charge to the agency up to the first day of travel.

Arriving by car/bus
Freudenstadt is the place where several main roads meet, e.g. the B294 Pforzheim to Freiburg, the B462 Rastatt to Schramberg or the B28 Kehl to Nagold. In Freudenstadt, drive towards the market place. If you are on the B28, drive past the market square to the north east and at the Warteck hotel/restaurant turn left into Ludwig-Jahn-Straße; if you are coming on the B462, turn right into Ludwig-Jahn-Straße at the Warteck hotel/restaurant before you get to the market place. Follow this road for about 500 m and turn left at the junction with the Gottlieb-Daimler-Straße into this road. The hostel is at the end of the road, at the T-junction with Eugen-Nägele-Straße.