Hohe Fahrt on the Edersee lake - a water sports and outdoor paradise

Hohe Fahrt Youth Hostel by the Edersee lake is located on the north shore of the Edertalsperre barrier lake near Vöhl-Asel. The Youth Hostel consists of a large main building and 29 cosy log cabins.

Holiday village for water lovers and forest rangers
Summer camp in a holiday village by a lake. Hohe Fahrt Youth Hostel offers generous accommodation in the main building, with its four blocks, or in one of the pretty log cabins. Even several groups staying at the same time will not get in each other's way. The Hostel is particularly popular with music groups, rowing and other clubs, or children's groups up to the age of about 16. Our kitchen will provide you with a varied diet and is happy to accommodate individual requirements upon request. The vast grounds and Edersee lake, which is very close by, offer plenty of opportunities for sports and games, especially those to do with water: swimming, paddling, windsurfing, diving or sailing. For land lovers, there are football pitches, volleyball and streetball fields.
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Opening hours
The house is open

7.30 a.m. - 9.00 p.m.

The reception is open

7.30 a.m. - 8.00 p.m.


4.00 p.m. - 8.00 p.m.

Prices 2023

B&B from Half board from Full board from
€ 35.10 € 40.80 € 45.00

The Youth Hostel is located on the northern shore of the Edertal barrier lake near Vöhl.

The Youth Hostel has a total of 230 beds. Of these, 130 are in the 22 rooms in the main building, which has four units. 100 beds are in the 29 log cabins, each of which has a toilet and washbasin. There are two cabins with sanitary units amid the log cabins. In addition, the Youth Hostel has 7 conference rooms and two dining rooms.

Room Floor space
Max. number of participants
  • cinema
  • parliament
  • block
  • U-shaped block
    U-shaped block
  • circle
Floor Rent per day off
A 44 sqm 25 16 30 24 20 GF upon request
C 44 sqm 25 16 30 24 20 GF upon request
Asel 43 sqm 25 16 30 24 25 GF upon request
C7 44 sqm 25 16 30 24 25 B upon request
U3 33 sqm 20 12 12 10 20 B upon request
U4 33 sqm 20 12 12 10 20 B upon request
Kombi U3/U4 66 sqm 40 30 22 24 30 B upon request
Conference equipment

flip chart, microphone system, projector, screen, TV set

Room Floor space Height
Max. number of participants
  • Choir
  • Orchestra
Floor Daylight Rent per day off
A 44 sqm 2.9 m 25 15 GF yes upon request
C 44 sqm 2.9 m 25 15 GF yes upon request
Asel 43 sqm 2.9 m 25 15 GF yes upon request
C7 44 sqm 2.9 m 25 15 B yes upon request
U3 33 sqm 2.9 m 20 10 B yes upon request
U4 33 sqm 2.9 m 20 10 B yes upon request
Kombi U3/U4 66 sqm 2.9 m 40 30 B yes upon request
Rehearsal room equipment


Leisure activities

  • NEW: the Youth Hostel is located by the Kellerwald-Edersee national park centre. The national park centre provides extraordinary insights into the flora and fauna of the Kellerwald forest that are usually hidden away from the human eye with a mix of imaginative displays and high-tech.
  • Surprising perspectives: exhibits you can turn, push, pull and wind up, plus a one-of-a-kind 4-dimensional "film for the senses" whisk visitors away into the wilderness and tell them many little secrets about the national forest's beectree woods.
  • Edersee lake offers leisure activities and water sports for every taste: bathing and swimming, rowing, guided canoe tours on Edersee lake, sight-seeing tours to the romantic city of Korbach or the Hessian state's spa city, Bad Wildungen. Detailed information on the Edersee region can be obtained under Phone +49 5623 99980.
  • Experiential education programmes, guided hikes with nature reserve rangers. Cooperation with the national park and Waldeck castle nature park. Waldeck water front. Urwaldsteig Edersee hiking trail. Kellerwaldsteig hiking trail. Edersee dam. Edersee boat tours. Edersee summer toboggan run. Edersee game reserve with Fagutop information centre on Kellerwald/Edersee national park. Open-air pool in Vöhl, indoor pool in Korbach. Corn maze by the Edersee lake. Educational trail on bats. Asel and Asel-Süd ferries. Nordic walking paradise. EON hydro power plant and cable car.