Comfort and hospitality on the River Elbe

  • Lauenburg "Zündholzfabrik" Youth Hostel is a modern accommodation and conference venue, located in a former match factory. Stay in quiet single and double rooms, many with a view of the Elbe river. Large maisonettes, each with four beds, are available for families with children. And while you're sitting in the dining room, you can watch the ships passing by on their way to the North Sea. The modern seminar building offers the highest level of comfort for business guests. The pleasant conference rooms are on the cutting edge of technology. And our guests can even enjoy a sauna.
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Opening hours
The reception is open

8.00 a.m. - 10.00 p.m.


2.00 p.m. - 10.00 p.m.

Closing time

Open all year except 18/12/2023 - 02/01/2024

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

Prices 2023

B&B from Half board from Full board from
€ 36.00 - € 50.00

Prices 2024

B&B from Half board from Full board from
€ 38.00 - € 52.50

The hostel is located in the lower part of the town of Lauenburg on the River Elbe and the popular Elberadweg cycle route. The town centre is 2 km away. You can get to the youth hostel by taking the train to Lauenburg and then a number 31 bus to the "Albinusstraße" stop.

The modern accommodation and conference venue offers a high level of comfort, hospitality and a friendly atmosphere. 79 beds in single and double rooms, maisonettes for families (4 beds), all rooms have a shower/WC, cosy dining room with bistro, lounge with fireplace and TV, W-LAN, a playing field with a sandpit, barbecue area, billiards, table football and board games available for rental. The highlight of the hostel is its sauna and small gym. Seminar rooms for up to 90 people are available for conferences and seminars; extensive conference facilities and tasty meals can be provided.

Room Floor space
Max. number of participants
  • cinema
  • parliament
  • block
  • U-shaped block
    U-shaped block
  • circle
Floor Rent per day off
Kiel 47 sqm 35 17 20 14 20 B upon request
Schwerin 48 sqm 35 17 20 14 20 B upon request
Kiel+Schwerin kombiniert 96 sqm 80 44 28 33 35 B upon request
Hamburg 70 sqm 72 40 28 26 30 B upon request
Hannover 49 sqm 35 12 18 17 20 B upon request
Lüneburg 50 sqm 20 15 12 10 8 B upon request
Conference equipment

blackboard, CD player, DVD player, flip chart, free wifi, metaplan board, microphone system, overhead projector, pin board, presentation case, projector, screen, speaker's desk, stereo system, TV set, whiteboard

Room Floor space Height
Max. number of participants
  • Choir
  • Orchestra
Floor Daylight Rent per day off
Kiel+Schwerin kombiniert (Trennwand) 96 sqm 3.6 m 50 45 B yes upon request
Hamburg 83 sqm 3.1 m 30 25 B yes upon request
Rehearsal room equipment

conductor's desk, digital piano, piano

Lauenburg on the River Elbe

Lauenburg is a charming town on the River Elbe. The narrow streets of the historical lower part of the town boast many picturesque half-timbered houses. 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 preserved 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