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Youth Hostel Ortenberg

397 Ratings

Schloss Ortenberg Youth Hostel

Youth Hostel

Schloss Ortenberg Youth Hostel


Schloss Ortenberg (Ortenberg Castle) is the fairy-tale castle of the Baden region. The view of the castle at the entrance of the romantic Kinzigtal valley is simply stunning. Destroyed in 1678, the landmark of the Ortenau area was only rebuilt in the Gothic style in the 19th century. Enjoy being the lord or lady of the castle for once!

Lovingly maintained timber-framed houses, picturesque corners and dreamy little nooks await you in the village. How about a visit to the mediaeval town of Gengenbach? Right next door, Strasbourg beckons. Or maybe you'd prefer a trip to the Europapark in Rust?

Special features of Schloss Ortenberg Youth Hostel:

  • The hostel in the castle is only 500 m away from the village.
  • 4 common rooms with 24-78 seats
  • 1 common room in a separate gardener's house for about 100 people; it can be divided up by a folding wall and is, along with a piano, ideal for music rehearsals
  • Barbecue area in the rose garden
  • Special offers for weekend groups

Fancy lording it in a castle for once in your life? Want to dine in historical halls and have a right royal time? Everything's possible in Schloss Ortenberg Youth Hostel. Tired after rehearsals? Or the trip to the Europapark? Delicious food and a place to relax await you at the hostel. And tonight? Sleep like a king or queen.

The Schloss Ortenberg Youth Hostel team is looking forward to your visit.

  • The fairytale castle itself
  • Europa-Park Adventure Resort
  • At the entrance to the Kinzig Valley


bicycle-friendly accommodation Bett+Bike
bicycle-friendly accommodation
awarded with the organic seal according to EU legislation organic seal
awarded with the organic seal according to EU legislation
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Youth Hostels - 100 % certified quality
Guest services
  • board game rental
  • Spoken languages:
    english, french, german, italian
  • free parking on premises: 20
  • indoor table tennis
  • kicker
  • luggage storage
  • pool table
  • WiFi access in public spaces for free
Food & Drinks
  • breakfast buffet from 7.30 a.m. to 9.00 a.m.
  • packed lunch
  • regional cuisine
  • vegan dishes on request
  • gluten free food on request
  • other catering requests on request
  • barbecue evening
For cyclists
  • bike rental (4 km)
  • drying room
  • E-bike charging station
  • maps
  • places in lockable bike room: 15
  • repair service
For families
  • high chair for children
  • toddler beds
For cyclists
  • bike rental (4 km)
  • drying room
  • E-bike charging station
  • maps
  • places in lockable bike room: 15
  • repair service
For families
  • high chair for children
  • toddler beds
  • BBQ area
  • outdoor table tennis
  • patio
  • BBQ area
  • outdoor table tennis
  • 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
Gärtnerhaus 137 sqm 100 60 60 50 50 GF upon request
Gemeinschaftsraum 2 60 sqm 48 - - - - - upon request

Conference equipment

CD player, DVD player, flip chart, metaplan board, pin board, projector, screen, TV set, Photocopier, media boards


Room Floor space Height
Max. number of participants
  • Choir
  • Orchestra
Floor Daylight Rent per day off
Gärtnerhaus 137 sqm 3.5 m 90 60 GF yes upon request
Gemeinschaftsraum 2 60 sqm - - - - yes upon request

Rehearsal room equipment

digital piano, piano

Staging options

staging options in the vicinity (1.0 km),


  • Table Tennis Youth Hostel Schloss Ortenberg
    Table tennis at the house

  • Table tennis inside Ortenberg Castle Youth Hostel
    Table tennis inside

  • Basketball Youth Hostel Schloss Ortenberg

  • Geocaching Youth Hostel Ortenberg Castle

  • Hiking Youth Hostel Ortenberg Castle
    Hiking trails directly at the house

  • Gifiz beach and adventure pool
    Gifiz beach and adventure pool

    Distance approx. 5km

  • Activity close to the the youth-hostel Ortenberg
  • Animal enclosure at the Gifizsee
    Animal enclosure

    Distance approx. 5km

  • Mountain bike paradise Offenburg
    Mountain biking

  • City of Ortenberg
    City of Ortenberg

  • Gengenbach

    Distance approx. 8km

  • Black Forest Open-Air Museum Vogtsbauernhof
    Black Forest Open-Air Museum

    Distance approx. 35km - in Gutach

  • Park with all senses
    Park with all senses

    Distance approx. 35km

  • Gutach summer toboggan run
    Gutach summer toboggan run

    Distance approx. 37km

  • Taubergießen Nature Reserve
    Taubergießen Nature Reserve

    Nature reserve and boat trips, distance approx. 42km

  • Forest climbing garden Kenzingen
    Adventure in the forest

    Distance approx. 47km

  • Triberg Waterfalls
    Triberg Waterfalls

    Distance approx. 55km

  • Strasbourg

    Distance approx. 35km

Location and arrival

Town centre: 1.5 km
Bus: stop "Schloss/Freudental" (Lines 7134 and 7160) (0.5 km)

The house is open 7.00 a.m. - 9.00 p.m.

The reception is open 8.00 a.m. - 8.30 p.m.

Check-in 3.30 p.m. - 8.30 p.m.

For registration requests you will preferably reach us by phone from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Our guests will receive a frontdoor key

Admission of preregistered groups possible

Hostel is open all year round except Christmas.

Arriving by public transport
Ortenberg can be reached by train via the Rhine Valley line between Karlsruhe and Basel, Offenburg railway station (with ICE stop) or the Schwarzwaldbahn (Black Forest Railway), Gengenbach station.
From there, take either the 7134 or 7160 bus to Ortenberg, get off at the "Schloss/Freudental" stop. Journey time from Offenburg about 10 minutes, from Gengenbach about 15 minutes.
The castle is only about 500 m from the "Schloss/Freudental" stop. Go to the Krone (restaurant) (follow the main road to Gengenbach) and turn left into the road to the castle; follow it up the hill right to the hostel.

Rail service for DJH members
The Community Travel GmbH offers DJH members discounted RIT tickets for a return journey within Germany - this applies only in conjunction with stays in a hostel. School classes and groups can make use of this offer. You must carry confirmation of your booking with you when travelling.

Our partner can handle your enquiry via the booking hotline +49 4845  79 18 464 or Payment must be made ​​by direct debit. Tickets will be sent by post or online by e-mail. In the event of a cancellation, the ticket may be returned free of charge to the agency up to the first day of travel.

Arriving by car/bus
If you are driving here, take the A5 (Frankfurt-Basel) motorway and take the Offenburg exit; then take the B33 towards Villingen-Schwenningen.
Behind Offenburg, take Ortenberg-Elgersweier exit.
In Ortenberg, go straight ahead at the mini roundabout (narrow road just to the left of the Krone inn) and follow the road to the castle until you get to the hostel.

Caution: only buses with a maximum length of 12 m can drive up to the hostel.
GPS coordinates:
N 48 ° 26'38, 40 "
E 007 ° 58'21, 60 "


Youth Hostel Ortenberg

Schloss Ortenberg Youth Hostel

Burgweg 21 · 77799 Ortenberg

Tel. +49 781 31749 ·

Management: Peter Hofmann

Agency: LVB Baden-Württemberg

Ratings from our guests

Superb 4.5 of 5
based on
397 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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