Welcome in the Youth Hostel Kelbra

A family hostel with a view right under the Kyffhäuser Monument

Peacefully situated on the forested northern edge of the Kyffhäuser Mountains, our hostel is located amid orchards and under the Kyffhäuser Monument. Our friendly and comfortably furnished house offers plenty of room for entertainment and relaxation, especially on our large outdoor grounds. Our rooms are generously sized and furnished, and access to laundry faculties is also available. Our large outdoor grounds offer ample opportunties for games, fun, and recreation - but be sure to take a chance to relax and enjoy the delightful view from our large sun terrace.

The Kyffhäuser mountains

The resort town of Kelbra is a home base for many guests for excursions into the Kyffhäuser Mountains as well as the Harz Range. The entire region is known for its unique caves, historic castles, and quaint open-air Museums.
The Kyffhäuser mountains have always been surrounded by an air of mystery and legends, with the castle ruins of the former imperial castle and the magnificent equestrian monument of Wilhelm I. at their centre. The "Heimkehle" cave is one ot Germany's largest gypsum karst caves with a lenght of 2 km. A guided tour will take you through its tunnels and rooms and past large lakes. Stolberg, too, is a marvellous town to see. Museums and squares remind visitors of one of the city's famous citzens, priest and leader of farmers Thomas Münzer.
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Opening hours
The house is open

7.30 a.m. - 10.00 p.m.

The reception is open

8.00 a.m. - 8.00 p.m.

Check-in

2.00 p.m. - 10.00 p.m.

Open daily, except between 24th and 26th December.

Closing time

Prices 2022

B&B from Half board from Full board from
€ 27.00 € 33.00 € 39.00

Accommodation

  • 137 beds
  • 2- to 6- bed rooms, each room with sink
  • some rooms have individual shower/toilet facilities
  • all other rooms have access to nearby shower/toilet facilities on the same floor
  • family rooms available
  • individual and double rooms are available upon request
  • 4 rooms are wheelchair friendly
    • 2 with separate entrances
    • 2 rooms with one common bathroom
  • Reception, Cafeteria and Outdoor Terrace are also wheelchair accessible via a ramp

Activities

  • Large outdoor grounds and recreation area
  • Campfire ring with covered seating
  • Volleyball Court
  • Soccer Field
  • Childrens’ Playground with Slide
  • Table Tennis (outdoor and indoor tables)
  • Lounge with TV
  • Cafeteria
  • Spacious sun terrace
  • Lounge chairs also available in summer
  • Billiards
  • Childrens’ Playroom

Room Floor space Height
Max. number of participants
  • Choir
  • Orchestra
Floor Daylight Rent per day
Seminarraum S01 43 sqm 2.5 m 25 25 GF yes free of charge
Seminarraum S02 45 sqm 2.5 m 25 25 GF yes free of charge
Cafeteria 85 sqm 2.5 m 40 35 1 yes free of charge
Staging options

staging options in the vicinity (5.0 km),

Erlebnisse im Kyffhäusergebirge

Am nördlichen Rand des Kyffhäuser-Gebirges liegt das Städtchen Kelbra, von wo aus Sie ideal den Kyffhäuser, den Harz und die Goldene Aue erkunden können. Die Region ist geprägt durch das weiße Gestein der Karstlandschaft. Wissenswertes über seine Entstehung erfährt der Besucher auf dem 48 km langen Karstwanderweg. Die vielseitige Landschaft sowie Fauna und Flora bilden ein Paradies für Wanderer und Mountainbiker.

Die Höhle "Heimkehle" ist mit 2 km Länge einer der größten Gipskarsthöhlen Deutschlands. Eine farbige Lasershow unterstreicht die Einzigartigkeit der unterirdischen Tunnel, Räume und Seen.

Kulturgeschichtlich sehr interessant ist die Königspfalz Tilleda auf dem Pfingstberg. Diese vollständig freigelegte und teilweise rekonstruierte Anlage aus dem frühen Mittelalter hatte Otto II. seiner Frau Theophanu 972 zur Hochzeit geschenkt. Die Burg Allstedt, das Bergbaumuseum Röhrigschach und das wunderschöne Fachwerkstädtchen Stolberg laden ebenfalls zu einem Besuch ein.

Im Panoramamuseum in Bad Frankenhausen ist das Monumentalgemälde mit über 3.000 Figuren des Malers Werner Tübke zu finden. Es zählt zu den spektakulärsten Projekten jüngster Kunstgeschichte.

Excursions

  • Kyffhäuser monument, barrier lake in Kelbra, Tilleda former royal residence and open-air museum
  • Heimkehle karst cave in Uftrungen
  • Barbarosssahöhle Geopark in Rottleben
  • Panorama museum, leaning church tower and Kyffhäuser thermal bath in Bad Frankenhausen
  • Europa-Rosarium and Spengler museum in Sangerhausen
  • "Glück Auf" visitor mine and castle in Sondershausen
  • Water park, historic city centre and St. Joseph's cross in Stolberg
  • "Röhrigschacht" mining museum in Wettelrode
  • Nordhausen zoo
  • Largest miniature railway in Europe at Wiehe
  • Castle and castle museum in Allstedt
  • "Salztalparadies" water park and ice rink in Bad Sachsa
  • Karst hiking trail