Lauenburg on the River Elbe

The town of Lauenburg is idyllically situated on the river Elbe. The landmark of the town - the bronze statue called "The Crier" ("Der Rufer") - greets ships as they pass by. Enjoy a leisurely stroll through the narrow streets of the old part of town with its picturesque half-timbered houses. Or take a boat trip on the River Elbe, e.g. with the historical paddle steamer "Kaiser Wilhelm". Lauenburg Youth Hostel is situated high above the River Elbe and offers beautiful views of the picturesque river that flows past it.
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Opening hours
The reception is open

8.00 a.m. - 1.00 p.m.

4.00 p.m. - 10.00 p.m.


4.00 p.m. - 10.00 p.m.

Closing time

Open all year except 19/12/2022 - 02/01/2023 and 18/12/2023 - 04/01/2024

Please arrive between November and March with advance notice, as the reception is not manned all the time.

Prices 2022

B&B from Half board from Full board from
€ 29.00 - € 35.00

Prices 2023

B&B from Half board from Full board from
€ 31.50 - € 37.50

Lauenburg is a charming old maritime town on the River Elbe. The hostel is located on the western outskirts of Lauenburg, right on the steep bank of the River Elbe. The town centre is just 2 km away. You can reach the hostel by taking a train to Lauenburg and then a number 31 bus to the "Sportplatz" stop.

Lauenburg Youth Hostel has 124 beds, mostly in rooms with 4 and 6 beds, central showers/toilets, rooms for group leaders with shower/toilet, 5 common rooms,  disco room for groups, bicycle storage, WLAN. For recreation, there is a large outdoor area with a cosy terrace, as well as beach volleyball, table tennis, billiards and board games available for rental. In good weather, you can enjoy a great barbecue on the terrace.

Room Floor space
Max. number of participants
  • cinema
  • parliament
  • block
  • U-shaped block
    U-shaped block
  • circle
Floor Rent per day off
Tagesraum 1 61 sqm 63 30 32 28 32 GF upon request
Tagesraum 3 61 sqm 63 36 36 32 32 GF upon request
Tagesraum 4 61 sqm 63 36 36 32 23 GF upon request
Tagesraum 3+4 122 sqm 126 72 72 46 44 GF upon request
Conference equipment

DVD player, flip chart, overhead projector, pin board, projector, screen, slide projector, TV set

Room Floor space Height
Max. number of participants
  • Choir
  • Orchestra
Floor Daylight Rent per day off
Tagesraum 1 61 sqm 2.8 m 35 28 GF yes upon request
Tagesraum 3+4 122 sqm 2.5 m 80 60 GF yes upon request
Rehearsal room equipment


Lauenburg on the River Elbe

Lauenburg is situated some magnificent natural landscape. Enjoy a walk or a bike ride along the high banks of the Elbe. The Elberadweg cycle route is one of the most popular cycle routes in Germany. If anyone prefers to see the landscape from the water, they can do so on a boat trip on the Elbe or the Elbe Lateral Canal (Elbe-Seitenkanal). Nearby, you can visit the oldest chamber-lock in northern Europe, the so-called "Palmschleuse". The high ropes course near the Elbe and the butterfly garden in Friedrichsruh are popular nearby attractions.

Trips and excursions

  • The town of Lüneburg with the German Salt Museum, Brewery Museum and the "Salztherme" pool and sauna complex
  • Shops, harbour and musicals in Hamburg
  • Riding a draisine along old railway tracks in Ratzeburg
  • Elbschloss Bleckede (castle on the Elbe)
  • Day trip to Schwerin