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Youth Hostel Nuremberg

1416 Ratings

Youth Hostel


Sleeping, learning, vacationing where knights lived hundreds of years ago? High up in the middle of Nuremberg is the city's landmark - the castle with its imperial stables. This is where our oldest, but also one of the most modern youth hostels in Germany is located. With a little imagination, you can still hear emperors, kings and damsels in the 92 rooms. In this unique historical atmosphere, explorers' hearts beat faster.

Living history
We are in the most beautiful youth hostel in the world. History comes alive here. From our youth hostel, you can reach the center of Nuremberg in just 5 minutes on foot. Here you can visit the world-famous Christmas market in winter. How about a historical stroll through the city?

Back at the youth hostel, a cool lounge or the bistro invite you to relax.

Space for new ideas
A relaxed atmosphere, the historical ambience paired with state-of-the-art conference technology in nine conference and seminar rooms: this makes conferences something very special.
We offer an exciting program for school classes and youth groups. Our innovative educational project turns the old walls of the castle into a unique place of learning. The different eras can be experienced here. In short films, young people learn more about the different phases of Nuremberg's history.
As our house has been converted and extended for disabled guests, everyone can enjoy the castle feeling.

Are you curious now? Then we look forward to your visit.

The Nuremberg Culture|Youth Hostel team

We use images from the Bavarian Palace Administration (Cadolzburg near Fürth) and PLAYMOBIL/geobra Brandstätter Stiftung & Co. KG.

  • Own bistro and terrace
  • All rooms with shower and toilet
  • Nine modernly equipped conference rooms.


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certified for meetings certified for meetings
Accessible Germany Accessibility certified
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awarded with the organic seal according to EU legislation organic seal
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Guest services
  • 24-hour reception
  • board game rental
  • Spoken languages:
    english, german
  • luggage storage
  • WiFi access in public spaces for free
  • WiFi access in the meeting rooms for free
Food & Drinks
  • breakfast buffet from 7.30 a.m. to 10.00 a.m.
  • lunch from 12.00 p.m. to 1.00 p.m.
  • packed lunch
  • dinner from 5.30 p.m. to 7.30 p.m.
  • veggieday
  • vegetarian dishes daily
  • vegan dishes on request
  • gluten free food on request
  • other catering requests on request
  • free water and tea
  • food / dining events on request
  • bistro / cafeteria
For families
  • baby changing
  • high chair for children
  • play room / play corner
  • toddler beds
For families
  • baby changing
  • high chair for children
  • play room / play corner
  • toddler beds
For wheelchair users
  • lift
  • stepless access to the building
  • wheelchair accessible rooms with en suite bathroom: 2
  • wheelchair friendly meeting rooms
  • patio
For wheelchair users
  • lift
  • stepless access to the building
  • wheelchair accessible rooms with en suite bathroom: 2
  • wheelchair friendly meeting rooms
  • patio


Room equipment


Room Floor space
Max. number of participants
  • cinema
  • parliament
  • block
  • U-shaped block
    U-shaped block
  • circle
Floor Rent per day off
Seminarraum 1+2 105 sqm 62 30 30 30 40 1 € 398.00
Seminarraum 1 52 sqm 30 - 20 18 20 1 € 199.00
Seminarraum 2 53 sqm 30 - 20 18 20 1 € 199.00
Seminarraum 3 107 sqm 80 38 34 32 40 1 € 298.00
Seminarraum 4 36 sqm 30 10 16 - 20 1 € 189.00
Seminarraum 5 37 sqm 30 12 16 16 20 1 € 189.00
Seminarraum 6 (am Foyer) 40 sqm 35 - 20 - 30 3 € 189.00
Seminarraum 7 (am Foyer) 29 sqm 16 - 10 - 16 3 € 189.00
Seminarraum 8 (am Eppeleinsaal) 30 sqm 16 - 10 - 20 3 € 189.00
Seminarraum 9 (am Eppeleinsaal) 43 sqm 40 - 26 - 30 3 € 189.00
Eppeleinsaal 275 sqm 199 100 - 70 - 3 € 1900.00
Foyer 145 sqm - - - - - - upon request
Lounge 80 sqm - - - - - - upon request
Foyer/Bar 0 sqm - - - - - 4 upon request
Speisesaal 236 sqm - - - - - - upon request

Conference equipment

bluray player, CD player, copier, DVD player, Fax, free wifi, magnetic board, pin board, presentation case, projector, speaker's desk, stereo system, TV set, Fax and photocopier are available at the reception for a fee. If your presentation device requires a special adapter, please bring this yourself. Thank you!


Room Floor space Height
Max. number of participants
  • Choir
  • Orchestra
Floor Daylight Rent per day off
Eppeleinsaal 275 sqm 2.7 m - - 3 yes € 1900.00

Rehearsal room equipment

grand piano, stereo / PA equipment, Piano and sound system in the Eppeleinsaal, as well as portable karaoke machines.

Staging options

indoor stage (16.0 sqm), staging options in the vicinity (3.0 km), recording studio in the vicinity (3.0 km)


  • Seating in a medieval ambiance.

    Wind down the day with friends or family in the lounge.

  • Table tennis paddles, ball, and net.
    Table tennis

    Play a game of table tennis with friends or family.

  • A guided tour in Nuremberg.
    City tours by "History for Everyone".

    These city tours provide fascinating insights into the city's exciting past!

  • View of the historic corner room in the Nuremberg Imperial Castle.
    Nuremberg Imperial Castle.

    Many interesting events take place in the medieval ambiance of the castle.

  • Large screen displaying information about the Nuremberg Trials in Hall 600 of the Memorium.

    At the historic site of the Nuremberg Trials, you can learn all about the proceedings of that time.

  • Exhibition and information about the Reich Party Congress
    Documentation Center

    This interim exhibition provides you with information about the site and the Reichsparteitagen.

  • View of the vaults of the rock passages with chains on the wall
    Nuremberg Underground

    Here, you can explore bunkers from World War II, old tunnels, atomic shelters, and much more!

  • View of the Albrecht Dürer House in half-timbered style in Nuremberg
    Albrecht Dürer House

    This is where Germany's most famous painter once lived and worked. You can find everything about his life in exhibitions

  • Beautiful room in the City Museum in Fembo House with wooden walls and paneling
    City Museum in Fembo House

    In the only preserved merchant's house of the Late Renaissance, changing exhibitions take place.

  • A large sunflower in the foreground and a white tent behind it
    World of the Senses

    Many experience stations invite you to explore, marvel, and discover the phenomena of physics and the laws of nature.

  • 2 posters of the Nuremberg Burgtheater in a glass case

    Here you can enjoy numerous performances by various comedians.

  • An exhibition hall with numerous antique automobiles and motorcycles. A blue vintage car stands on the left front, while an antique green motorcycle is positioned on the right front.
    Museum of Industrial Culture

    Here, you can experience the history of industrialization through a wide array of historical and modern exhibits.

  • 2 marionettes from the Marionette Theater: On the left, there is a marionette of a blonde woman, while on the right, there is a marionette of a man with a guitar. Both are situated in a puppet room.
    Nuremberg Marionette Theater

    For over 50 years, this theater has been staging fairy tales for children, amateur plays, and the puppet play Dr. Faust.

  • View of the exhibition hall. On the right, there are blue shelving units with old telephones.
    Museum of Communication

    Embark on a journey through the history of communication, including the most significant cultural techniques.

  • Exterior view of the Admiral Filmpalast cinema. The building is cube-shaped, with the cinema's name in red neon letters on the right side of the façade, along with a large billboard displaying film posters. On the left side, the word "Cineplex" is visible. The lower part of the building is made of glass walls.
    Admiral Filmpalast Cinema

    Here, you can enjoy the latest movies and blockbusters.

  • Exterior view of the Nuremberg Observatory: On the left is a tower with an openable dome, and on the right is the main building.

    Here, you can explore various models, films, computer simulations, small and large telescopes.

  • Two children are standing in front of a world map, engaging in interactive experiments.
    Children's Museum

    Various exhibitions on nature, environment, technology, history, etc. are presented in a child-friendly manner here.

  • Seven children in the dark historical rock passages of Nuremberg, inside one of the stone corridors.
    Historical Rock Passages

    Let yourself be enchanted by the largest underground rock labyrinth in southern Germany.

  • An extensive forest park with old trees and impressive rock formations.
    Nuremberg Zoo

    An extensive forest park with old trees and impressive rock formations.

  • Swimming people and a sailing boat on a lake in the Franconian Lake District.
    Franconian Lake District

    There are numerous recreational activities available at the various bathing waters in the Franconian Lake District.

  • Life-sized Playmobil figures posing for a photo with a family.
    Playmobil FunPark

    Here, a variety of attractions from a knight's castle to the realm of mermaids await both young and old.

  • View of Cadolzburg Castle with a blooming meadow.
    Cadolzburg Castle

    This site hosts numerous events and themed tours.

  • A family is hiking in the Nuremberg countryside, admiring the landscape.
    Hiking Routes and Cycling Routes

    Explore the surrounding area on one of the many hiking trails that the Greater Nuremberg Transport Association offers.

  • Amidst the forest stands a rock with many large openings through which one can see or walk.
    Nuremberg Land District

    From towering cliffs and caves to expansive forested areas and picturesque valleys, there is much to discover here.

  • Journey on the Franconian Switzerland Steam Railway from Ebermannstadt to Beringersmühle.
    Franconian Switzerland Steam Railway

    Franconian Switzerland is synonymous with hiking, biking, climbing and canoeing.

Location and arrival

Town centre: 0.6 km
Bus: Take bus 37/46/47 from Heilig-Geist-Spital to Maxtor. From there 4 minutes on foot. (0.3 km)
Underground: U3 from the main station. direction Friedrich-Ebert-Platz to Maxfeld stop. From there take bus no. 47 in the direction of Heilig-Geist-Spital to the Maxtor stop. Continue on foot for 3 minutes to the youth hostel. (0.5 km)
Railway station: Nuremberg, from the main station. Nuremberg, 20 minutes on foot through the old town and up the Burgberg. (2.5 km)
Airport: Nuremberg (7.2 km)

The house is open 12.00 a.m. - 11.59 p.m.

The reception is open 12.00 a.m. - 11.59 p.m.

Check-in 3.30 p.m. - 11.00 p.m.

The youth hostel is open 24 hours.

07:30 - 10:00 AM

Open all year except

24. Dec - 26. Dec

Loading and unloading possible at the youth hostel.

Parking facilities for cars
1. parking lots outside the Old Town: all lots are located directly at subway, S-Bahn or streetcar stations, approx. 10 min. walk from the youth hostel to the nearest subway station "Lorenzkirche".
2. parking garages in the old town, easily accessible on foot, but chargeable.
3. nearest parking garages: Parking garage Hauptmarkt; underground parking garage Hans-Sachs Platz; parking garage Sebalder Höfe, underground parking garage Maxtorhof (24 hours, 5 minutes walk from the youth hostel)

Please inform yourself about fees, opening hours, maximum entry height etc. of these and alternative parking garages in good time before your arrival.

Parking facilities for coaches
1. parking spaces at "Vestnertorgraben" on the northern Altstadtring, approx. 8 time-limited parking spaces.
2. large parking lot at the exhibition center, direct subway connection to the station "Lorenzkirche".


Youth Hostel Nuremberg

Burg 2 · 90403 Nuremberg

Tel. +49 911 230936-0 ·

Management: Sigrid Natterer

Agency: Landesverband Bayern


Service & Booking Center der Jugendherbergen in Bayern

Mauerkircherstr. 5

81679 Munich

Ratings from our guests

Superb 4.7 of 5
based on
1416 Customer ratings
Reviews of the last 12 months in the DJH online feedback system: Guests are able to rate the youth hostel 4 days after departure.

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