Glückstadt on the river Elbe

Glückstadt's harbour is one of the most beautiful riverside roads in northern Germany. Colourful houses are lined up like a string of pearls along the water's edge. Enjoy this wonderful view of the activity in the harbour from Glückstadt Youth Hostel. Right next to the hostel, the canoe rental invites visitors to go on jaunts on the waterways around Glückstadt. The Elbe dyke offers passing cyclists and hikers a glimpse of grazing sheep and cattle and, behind the dyke, a view of the big ships on their way into the distance.
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Opening hours

The reception is currently not manned all the time, so please arrive with advance notice.

Closing time

Open all year except 05/12/2022 - 08/01/2023 and 27/11/2023 and 15/01/2024

Please arrive between November and March with advance notice, as the reception is not manned all the time.

Prices 2023

B&B from Half board from Full board from
€ 32.50 - € 39.00

Glückstadt is located in the south of Schleswig-Holstein. The town is near the city of Hamburg, with excellent transport connections. The hostel is in the harbour, close to the town centre. The railway station is only 750 metres away.

Whether relaxing on the sun terrace or getting some action on the volleyball court - you'll feel at home in the modern hostel! 115 beds in double and 4-bed rooms, all double rooms and many 4-bed rooms with en suite shower/toilet, family rooms and toddler equipment, modern common rooms, cosy lounge cinema, reading and games room, seminar rooms, W-LAN, electric piano, lockable bicycle room, large outdoor area, beach volleyball, billiards, table tennis, area for playing football in with small goals, sandpit, net swing and slide tower, barbecue area, campfire site and rollerblades and bikes for rent.

Room Floor space
Max. number of participants
  • cinema
  • parliament
  • block
  • U-shaped block
    U-shaped block
  • circle
Floor Rent per day off
Leuchtfeuer 60 sqm 60 30 30 40 35 B upon request
Schleuse 40 sqm 35 15 15 25 25 B upon request
Elbe klein 40 sqm 35 15 15 25 25 AF upon request
Rigmor 50 sqm 30 15 16 20 20 3 upon request
Glückstadt 40 sqm 35 15 15 25 25 B upon request
Conference equipment

CD player, DVD player, flip chart, free wifi, metaplan board, presentation case, projector, screen

Room Floor space Height
Max. number of participants
  • Choir
  • Orchestra
Floor Daylight Rent per day off
Leuchtfeuer 60 sqm 2.7 m 45 35 B yes upon request
Schleuse 39 sqm 2.7 m 30 20 B yes upon request
Elbe klein 40 sqm 2.6 m 30 20 GF yes upon request
Rigmor 48 sqm 2.7 m 25 15 3 yes upon request
Glückstadt 40 sqm 2.7 m 30 20 GF yes upon request
Rehearsal room equipment

digital piano

Glückstädt on the Elbe

Glückstädt impresses visitors with its picturesque location on the River Elbe and the historical city centre. In addition to the idyllic atmosphere of the marketplace, tourists will find quaint shops and bars, where one thing should not be missed: the original Glückstädt herring or matjes. The herring is a regional fish specialty. The Elbe beaches in Brokdorf and Kollmar attract visitors in the bathing season. The green Elbe dyke invites tourists to go cycling. Canoe trips and a ferry to the neighbouring German state of Lower Saxony are recommended.

Trips and excursions

  • Canoeing in the Rhin wetlands
  • Fortuna swimming pool
  • Waterskiing in Pinnerberg
  • Eissporthalle Brokdorf (ice rink) (October-March)
  • Hamburg with musicals, shops
  • Brunsbüttel lockage
  • North Sea (40 miles)