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Youth Hostel Gunzenhausen am Altmühlsee

Youth Hostel
Gunzenhausen am Altmühlsee


In the state-approved resort of Gunzenhausen, three W's come together: forests, meadows and lots of water. Our youth hostel is located on the edge of the old town at Lake Altmühlsee and offers lots of fun for young and old.

Get away from it all in the water and ashore
The Altmühlsee is a water lover's paradise. Discover the water: go for a spin in a canoe, take a dip in the cool water or go sailing. There are also many other opportunities for refreshment in the surrounding area. How about the Waldbad am Limes or the "Juramare" waterpark?

Do you want to pedal on land? Take the Altmühl cycle path through the Altmühltal Nature Park - 166 kilometers along the Altmühl. Past rock formations from the Jurassic period and flowering meadows. Or cycle around the Altmühlsee lake. Take a detour to the Bird Island. Over 300 bird species feel at home here and chirp in chorus.
The next tour takes you along the Limes from Miltenberg to Regensburg. The 500-kilometre-long Roman defensive wall ran right through Gunzenhausen. This is where the vast Roman Empire ended. Numerous traces of the Romans can still be found in Gunzenhausen today.

Gunzenhausen has a lot to offer. A museum, an indoor playground, mini golf and much more awaits you here. How about a stroll over the market square?

Parts of our hostel, which opened in 1997, are located in the listed Rotgerberhaus. There is also a new building on the Altmühl meadows.

Do you now have an idea for your next family vacation or group excursion?

The team of Gunzenhausen CVJM-Youth Hostel looks forward to seeing you!

  • Only 1 km from the Altmühlsee
  • Cozy inner courtyard
  • Conference facilities


certified for families certified for families
Accessible Germany Accessibility certified
Accessible Germany
bicycle-friendly accommodation Bett+Bike
bicycle-friendly accommodation
Guest services
  • board game rental
  • charging station for e-cars
  • dog rooms
  • dogs are welcome
  • dryer
  • Spoken languages:
    english, german
  • free parking on premises: 400
  • indoor table tennis
  • kicker
  • luggage storage
  • washing machine
  • WiFi access in public spaces for free
Food & Drinks
  • breakfast buffet from 7.30 a.m. to 9.30 a.m.
  • packed lunch
  • vegetarian dishes daily
  • vegan dishes on request
  • gluten free food on request
  • other catering requests on request
  • barbecue evening
  • food / dining events on request
  • refrigerator
For cyclists
  • bike rental (0,3 km)
  • drying room
  • maps
  • places in lockable bike room: 30
  • repair service
For families
  • (baby) bottle warmer
  • baby changing
  • high chair for children
  • play room / play corner
  • toddler beds
For cyclists
  • bike rental (0,3 km)
  • drying room
  • maps
  • places in lockable bike room: 30
  • repair service
For families
  • (baby) bottle warmer
  • baby changing
  • high chair for children
  • play room / play corner
  • toddler beds
For wheelchair users
  • wheelchair friendly rooms with suitable shower/WC on the floor: 2
  • playground and lawn
For wheelchair users
  • wheelchair friendly rooms with suitable shower/WC on the floor: 2
  • playground and lawn


Room equipment


Room Floor space
Max. number of participants
  • cinema
  • parliament
  • block
  • U-shaped block
    U-shaped block
  • circle
Floor Rent per day off
Schlungenhof 45 sqm 30 25 20 18 20 1 € 50.00
Muhr 45 sqm 30 25 20 18 20 2 € 50.00
Mehrzweckraum 95 sqm 50 30 - - - B € 100.00
Rothsee 30 sqm 20 20 - - - GF € 30.00
Hahnenkamm (Stadthalle) 100 sqm 75 24 - 18 - GF upon request
Altmühltal (Stadthalle) 105 sqm 108 34 - 24 - GF upon request

Conference equipment

bluray player, CD player, copier, DVD player, Fax, flip chart, free wifi, magnetic board, metaplan board, multi-function board, overhead projector, pin board, presentation case, projector, TV set, whiteboard


Room Floor space Height
Max. number of participants
  • Choir
  • Orchestra
Floor Daylight Rent per day off
Schlungenhof 45 sqm 2.5 m 25 15 1 yes € 50.00
Muhr 45 sqm 2.5 m 25 15 2 yes € 50.00
Mehrzweckraum 95 sqm 2.5 m 35 20 B no € 100.00
Rothsee 30 sqm - 8 8 - yes € 30.00
Hahnenkamm (Stadthalle) 100 sqm - 60 60 GF yes upon request
Altmühltal (Stadthalle) 105 sqm - 60 60 GF yes upon request

Rehearsal room equipment

stereo / PA equipment

Staging options

staging options in the vicinity (1.5 km), recording studio in the vicinity (18.0 km)


  • A girl jumps up on the volleyball net to hit the ball.

    Full power and team spirit on the volleyball court at the youth hostel.

  • Some blue bikes are parked in front of the bike rental shop.
    Bike rental

    Excursions around the Altmühlsee and in the region with the bikes from San-aktiv-Tours.

  • Employees dressed as Romans explain something to a family using a signpost
    Roman tour

    Here you can explore the watchtower, the Devil's Wall and much more. Feel like a Roman!

  • A rucksack and binoculars lying on a meadow.
    Hiking and walking trails

    Stroll through nature on the many hiking and walking trails.

  • Underground bunker rooms with several bunk beds and very basic equipment.
    Gunzenhausen auxiliary hospital

    Immerse yourself in the time of the Cold War and experience the auxiliary hospital in Gunzenhausen up close.

  • A group of young people, equipped with paddles and life jackets, are ready for a wild canoe trip.
    Canoe rental

    Water fun with kayaking, canoe tours in large and small groups can be found here.

  • Shore and walking path on the green Altmühlsee.

    Swimming fun and beautiful excursions on the Altmühlsee can be found here.

  • An unfrequented road, bordered on the sides by houses, leads to the round medieval dyer's tower

    You can take a leisurely stroll through the medieval town and gain historical insights here.

  • Entrance area of the Playmobil Fun Park
    Playmobil Fun Park

    Here you can experience life-size Playmobil with lots of adventures.

Location and arrival

Town centre: 0.5 km
Bus: (0.1 km)
Railway station: Gunzenhausen (0.8 km)
Airport: Nuremberg (63 km)

The house is open 8.00 a.m. - 7.00 p.m.

The reception is open 8.00 a.m. - 10.00 a.m. , 5.00 p.m. - 7.00 p.m.

Check-in 5.00 p.m. - 7.00 p.m.

Parking at the hostel is only possible in exceptional cases by arrangement with the hostel management.
Free parking for buses and cars two minutes away from the youth hostel. Parking lot Zentrum West Gunzenhausen (Oettinger Straße 7, 91710 Gunzenhausen)


Youth Hostel Gunzenhausen am Altmühlsee

Spitalstraße 3 · 91710 Gunzenhausen

Tel. +49 9831 6702-0 ·

Management: Clemens Winterhoff

Agency: CVJM-Landesverband Bayern e.V.


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