Welcome in the southern Harz Mountains - welcome in Gorenzen

Enjoy sports and nature in the hostel in the forest

You'll find the Gorenzen Hostel in a delightful forested setting in the southern Harz Mountains. Guests seeking peace and rest will find what they're looking for in this expansive property and the surrounding hiking trails. Our sports facilities are also available for groups looking for training retreats or simply just for fun. The Gorenzen Hostel is especially suited for people who wish to use the hostel as a base for exciting trips into the Harz Mountains and Kyffhäuser Region.
With this kind of setting, our hostel is ideally suited for school groups, training camps, seminar groups, and music groups, but is also a fantastic destination for family vacations.     

Popular destinations are Lutherstadt Eisleben, the "Europa-Rosarium" in Sangerhausen, the Mining Museum in Wettelrode and the resort town of Wippra. The well-known "Josephskreuz," largest cross of its kind, can be seen for miles around on the 580 m high "Großen Auerberg" near Stolberg and attracts numerous visitors every year.

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Opening hours
The house is open

7.00 a.m. - 9.00 p.m.

The reception is open

8.00 a.m. - 8.00 p.m.


2.00 p.m. - 9.00 p.m.

Closing time

Prices 2022

B&B from Half board from Full board from
€ 28.00 € 34.00 € 41.00

Prices 2023

B&B from Half board from Full board from
€ 31.50 € 39.00 € 46.50

The town of Gorenzen is located in the south-eastern Harz region. The Youth Hostel is located in a beautiful spot in the forest, about 2 km away from the city centre. Far from the city bustle, surrounded by fresh air, you can experience a forest Idyll.


  • 124 beds, divided among 2 houses
  • 26 beds are in the "Hunting Lodge"  (can be booked by Groups)
  • 1- to 7- bed rooms, some with an individual sink
  • shower/toilet facilities on each floor
  • special rooms for leaders with private bathroom
  • 4 rooms are wheelchair-friendly


  • Large outdoor grounds with sport and recreation areas
  • Grill areas
  • Campfire area
  • 3 TV Lounges
  • fireplace
  • Bowling Alley (fully automated)
  • Multi-purpose room for sports and Music
  • Soccer field (100m x 60m)
  • Basketball court
  • Handball field
  • Volleyball court
  • Table tennis
  • Billiards
  • Disco
  • Sports Equipment

Room Floor space
Max. number of participants
  • cinema
  • parliament
  • block
  • U-shaped block
    U-shaped block
  • circle
Floor Rent per day off
Seminarraum 1* 49 sqm 40 27 27 27 40 B upon request
Seminarraum 2* 65 sqm 50 36 36 36 50 B upon request
Mehrzweckhalle 119 sqm 90 50 50 50 90 GF upon request
Jagdhaus 54 sqm 45 24 24 24 45 1 upon request
Conference equipment

DVD player, flip chart, internet access (WiFi), pin board, projector, screen, stereo system, TV set


The southern Harz is characterised by large wooded areas and wide meadowed valleys. Well-maintained paths lead through the forest and are ideal for hikes and cycling tours. Of course, they are also great for runners. The Lutherean city of Eisleben, the town of Mansfeld and Helfta convent are living witnesses of the cultural history in this region. The toboggan run in Wippra, the Rosarium in Sangerhausen, the equestrian centre in Annarode and the mining museum in Wettelrode are great destinations for an excursion.

Activities in the Youth Hostel

  • Large outdoor grounds with sport and recreation areas
  • Grill areas
  • Campfire area
  • 3 TV lounges
  • Rustic room with fireplace
  • Bowling Alley (fully automated)
  • Multi-purpose room for sports and Music
  • Soccer field (100 m. x 60 m.)
  • Basketball court
  • Volleyball court
  • Skatepark
  • Curling rink
  • Table tennis (indoor and outdoor)
  • Billiards
  • Disco
  • Sports Equipment


  • UNESCO world heritage site and Luther memorial in the Lutherean city of Eisleben and Mansfeld
    • Luther's Birthplace and Luther's Death House in Eisleben
    • Luther's Parents' Home in Mansfeld
  • castle, and Luther fountain in Mansfeld
  • Grillenberg forest
  • equestrian centre in Annarode
  • summer toboggan run, high-ropes garden and brewery museum in Wippra
  • Europa Rosarium and Spengler museum in Sangerhausen
  • show mine and mining museum in Wettelrode with mining educational trail
  • historic city centre, "Thyragrotte" water park in Stolberg
  • St. Jospeh's cross
  • "Wipperliese" (regional train running from Wippra to Klostermansfeld)
  • Pullmann City II wild west village
  • Europe's biggest miniature railway world in Wiehe