Location & Arrival


Kiel is the capital of the state of Schleswig-Holstein. Ferries depart to Norway, Sweden and the Baltic States from here. Numerous sandy beaches are accessible by bus or ferry. The hostel is located on the eastern bank of the Fjord in the Gaarden district and above the Norwegenkai ("Norwegen Quay"). Thanks to its excellent transport links, it's easy to get to the hostel from anywhere. The station is only 0.7 km away from the hostel.
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Arriving by train
  • Kiel can easily be reached by train.
  • Rail passengers should take the bus No. 11 from bus platform D at Kiel Central Station as far as the "Kieler Straße" stop or the footpath over the Hörnbrücke (bridge) (900 m), past the museum harbour. The footpath is signposted.
  • On request, we will gladly send you public transport tickets.
Arriving by car
  • Drive from Lübeck/Plön on the B76 or B404, from Eckernförde on the B76 and from Hamburg on the B404 or A7 and A215.
  • In Kiel, follow the signs "Ostufer" ("East Bank") and "Norwegenkai" ("Norwegian Quay").
  • The hostel (Jugendherberge) is signposted in town.
Arriving by plane
  • From Hamburg airport, take the S1 S-Bahn train line to Hamburg Hbf (main station).
  • Continue by train to Kiel Hbf.
Die Jugendherberge verfügt über einen sehr kleinen Parkplatz. Bitte beachten Sie, dass außerhalb des Jugendherbergsgeländes nur wenige öffentliche Parkmöglichkeiten vorhanden sind. Wir empfehlen die Anreise per Bahn.