The green town on the North Sea

Wide lakeland areas, the Elbe river and a view of the North Sea just a few kilometres further on - the mix of nature and the sea makes Otterndorf a very special destination. Experience the changing of the tides on the mudflats. Beautiful lakes are ideal for swimming, canoeing, surfing and cycling. Otterndorf Youth Hostel is right behind the Elbe dyke. The idyllic town and its historical half-timbered houses enchant visitors.
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Opening hours
The reception is open

8.00 a.m. - 10.00 p.m.


4.00 p.m. - 9.30 p.m.

Closing time

Open all year round except December 20th, 2021 - January 6th, 2022

The Otterndorf Youth Hostel is open.

Prices 2021

B&B from Half board from Full board from
€ 25.00 - € 33.00

Prices 2022

B&B from Half board from Full board from
€ 25.00 - € 33.00

The hostel at the Elbe dyke has 195 beds in single, double, 4-bed and 6-bed rooms, showers/toilets are located centrally, 8 common rooms, room with fireplace, disco room for groups, drying room with washing machine, a TV room, facilities for families with small children, W-LAN, table football, games for hire. The large outdoor area provides plenty of space to play in - with a badminton court, outdoor chess, 4 covered table tennis tables, shoot-out challenge, playing field with area for playing football, basketball court, playground and barbecue area.

Room Floor space
Max. number of participants
  • cinema
  • parliament
  • block
  • U-shaped block
    U-shaped block
  • circle
Floor Rent per day
Tagesraum 8 30 sqm 30 12 16 20 20 GF upon request
Tagesraum 9 (mit Schrägen) 85 sqm 30 16 16 16 16 AF upon request
Otterndorf - grüne Stadt am Meer

Otterndorf liegt direkt an der Elbmündung in die Nordsee. Weite Seenlandschaften prägen die Region. Das Nordseebad wird daher auch "die grüne Stadt am Meer" genannt. Der Mix aus Wasser- und Naturlandschaften lädt zu Aktivitäten in jeder Jahreszeit ein. Erleben Sie den Wechsel von Ebbe und Flut am Wattenmeer. Wunderschöne Seenlandschaften laden zum Baden, Paddeln, Surfen oder zum Radfahren ein. Die idyllische Altstadt verzaubert mit ihren historischen Fachwerkhäusern.

Trips and excursions

  • Cycling on the dyke
  • Boat trips and "Wattwagen" ride from Cuxhaven
  • Waterskiing in Neuhaus
  • Museum Natureum Niederelbe in Balje
  • Klimahaus ("Climate House") and Emigration Centre in Bremerhaven
  • Cities of Hamburg and Stade