Leisure tips

Enjoy the varied leisure action at the youth hostel Hellenthal.

In the attractive surroundings of the hostel, each guest will find the best possible conditions for a variety of leisure activities. Whether you go hiking in the large forest area of the Eifel/Hohes Venn or whether you want to visit one of the idyllic Eifel towns - in Hellenthal, the possibilities are as diverse as your wishes. The hostel's diverse recreational facilities offer lots of fun, games and sporting activities in and around the building.

Leisure facilities in the youth hostel

  • Box of games
  • Basketball, football and volleyball
  • Table tennis
  • Barbecue site for 2 groups
  • Disco
  • Campfire site
  • Piano

Leisure facilities in and around Hellenthal

Even in Hellenthal Youth Hostel, the recreational opportunities are varied: climbing fun and outdoor action is possible in all weathers on the indoor high ropes course (after prior booking). Hiking, biking, walking, or simply going for walks: the landscape invites hostel guests to take part in sporting activities with the whole family or group. The most popular destination of the surrounding area is just a few kilometres away: the game reserve with lynx, bear and the famous bird of prey show. From the small Eurasian Pygmy Owl up to the Andean condor with a wingspan of three metres, you can admire the elegance of various birds of prey. And the little ones are not forgotten either: in the children's area, there are goats, sheep and donkeys to touch and the pony-riding track is sure to result in the happy laughter of children. In the economy packages for families, free entry to the game reserve is included!

  • Game reserve with birds of prey (4 km)
  • Wildenburg Castle (7 km)
  • Circuit along the Oleftalsperre (reservoir) (guided tours in the dam wall on request) (2 km)
  • Reifferscheid village with ruined castle (4 km)
  • Show mine (8 km)
  • Grube Wohlfahrt mining museum with special tours, even at night
  • Bicycle rental in Hellenthal
  • Teaching and hiking trail on geological and mining history
  • Weißer Stein winter sports area

Leisure facilities in the region

Winding streets, charming cafes and a mediaeval atmosphere: visit the romantic Eifel towns nearby. Monschau, Blankenheim or Bad Münstereifel invite you to stroll and relax. The Belgian border is just a few kilometres away from the hostel. The caves of Remouchamps are one highlight: just an hour's drive away, you will experience the world's longest underground navigable waterway.

  • Impressive: Eifel National Park (4 km)
  • Underground: Remouchamps caves in Belgium (89 km)
  • Small but beautiful: Eifel towns (Monschau, Blankenheim, Bad Münstereifel etc.)
  • Open to everyone: Vogelsang Castle: National Park Centre and Exhibition on the history of Ordensburg Vogelsang (former Nazi estate) (14 km)
  • Set sail: Kronenburger Lake (19 km)
  • Amazing: exhibition of cribs, figures and model railways in the Ardennes Centre (14 km)
  • Under the open sky: Freilichtmuseum Kommern (open-air museum) (30 km)
  • Kasselburg: Eagle and Wolf Park
  • Mechernich: Eifel-Therme Zikkurat (adventure pool)
  • Monschau: mustard mill, glassworks, historic sawmill
  • Hohes Venn (High Fens) Nature Park
  • Nürburgring: motor-racing museum and go-kart track (45 km)
  • Rohren: summer toboggan run
  • Open-air swimming pool (9 km, transfer for groups on request)

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