Hanseatic city of Greifswald

Hanseatic city of Greifswald

Three large church towers greet you from afar, welcoming you to the Hanseatic city of Greifswald. There is plenty to experience here: nature, history, culture and sport - practically right in front of your doorstep. The most famous citizen of this city was Caspar David, famed for his romantic landscape paintings. History plays an important role in the city of Greifswald.

The university is one of the oldest in Europe and you can see the Hanseatic era is architecturally reflected in many of the buildings. It is but a few minutes' walk from the Youth Hostel to the picturesque historic city centre. There is plenty of beautiful architecture to admire along the Brick Gothic architecture route or you may choose instead to reminisce in front of the paintings in the Pommeranian State Museum (Pommersches Landesmuseum). The Hanseatic City of Greifswald is definitely worth a visit.

These are the main appeals of Greifswald Youth Hostel:

  • Maritime flair of the Hanseatic City of Greifswald
  • Ideal conditions for school trips
  • Perfect Youth Hostel for holding seminars and conferences
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Opening hours

The Hostel is open all year (except for Christmas).

Reception hours between 01 May and 30 September
- daily: 8 a.m. - 8 p.m.

Reception hours from 01 October an 30 April
- Monday to Friday: 8 a.m. - 6 p.m.
- Saturday/Sunday: 8 - 11 a.m. and 3 - 6 p.m.

Checkin: 3 - 6 p.m.

Prices 2022

B&B from Half board from Full board from
€ 28.50 € 33.00 € 37.50

Prices 2023

B&B from Half board from Full board from
€ 30.00 € 35.00 € 40.00

Prices 2024

B&B from Half board from Full board from
€ 37.50 € 43.50 € 49.50

Attention - you are surrounded by destinations! The historic city centre, museums and galleries, the Greifswald Bodden - everything is within easy reach. It is only a couple of minutes' walk from the Youth Hostel to the historic city centre. Art and culture, sports and nature lie side by side here. You can marvel at architectural masterpieces to your heart's content along the Brick Gothic route, or bask in memories in front of the pictures on display at the Pomeranian State Museum. You can also look at the treasure's of Northern Europe's second-oldest university or the Max Planck Institute. Or would you rather set sail? The traditional old sail boats in Europe's only museum port will tempt you to go out for a cruise. How about tomorrow? Tomorrow, get everyone to join in and go on an outing to the islands of Rügen or Usedom. Or have you already made other adventurous plans?

124 beds in rooms with one to five beds, all with washbasins, space for four wheelchair users in two rooms, room for group leaders with shower and toilet, barbecue area, billiard table, outdoor table tennis, football pitch, beach volleyball, streetball, playground, open-air theatre, internet terminal

Room Floor space
Max. number of participants
  • cinema
  • parliament
  • block
  • U-shaped block
    U-shaped block
  • circle
Floor Rent per day off
Freidenker 58 sqm 40 26 16 16 30 1 € 30.00
Ideenschmiede 29 sqm 20 14 8 8 15 1 € 30.00
Klönkammer 50 sqm 34 22 12 12 30 1 € 30.00
Conference equipment

CD player, DVD player, flip chart, internet access (WiFi), magnetic board, metaplan board, overhead projector, pin board, presentation case, projector, screen, stereo system, TV set, whiteboard

Room Floor space Height
Max. number of participants
  • Choir
  • Orchestra
Floor Daylight Rent per day off
Freidenker 58 sqm 3.0 m 60 40 1 yes € 30.00
Ideenschmiede 29 sqm 3.0 m 15 10 1 yes € 30.00
Klönkamer 50 sqm 2.5 m 50 30 1 yes € 30.00
The perfect spot for the inquisitive

The large green behind the house is a great place for getting together for some action. It's an ideal meeting point with enough space for the whole group, for fun and games, for short and intense encounters, for exchanging ideas, thoughts and experiences, and even for experiments. Because we are inquisitive minds, curious to hear stories and hear about history, about phenomena, and everything the environment and natural sciences have to offer.

Outings and excursions

  • Gristow Nature Discovery Park
  • Jägerhof Forest Botanical Gardens
  • "Eldenaer Jazz Evenings" open-air musik festival
  • Bach Week in Greifswald