Welcome to this lively lace town!

The name says it all: Inside, it's not just the colour scheme that reminds guests of this building's past - it's a former fire station. Where the fire engines were once parked is now the dining room - here, if they're in a rush hungry guests can drop right in using the sliding pole. A number of other pieces illustrate the fire-brigade theme - one that isn't just popular with children! A sliding pole, hose tower and original hose wash are all on standby for you to come and discover them.
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Opening hours
The reception is open

8.00 a.m. - 12.00 p.m.

4.00 p.m. - 8.00 p.m.

Check-in

4.00 p.m. - 8.00 p.m.

Prices 2018

B&B from Half board from Full board from
€ 24.00 € 31.00 € 36.00

Prices 2019

B&B from Half board from Full board from
€ 25.00 € 32.00 € 37.00

Great for families, the Youth Hostel is located in an old fire station, right in the heart of the historic old town above the town hall and close to museums, a theatre, a cinema and cultural establishments, a mine, sports facilities, diverse cuisine and charming passages packed with shops.

Great for families, the Youth Hostel is located in the old fire station, right in the heart of Plauen's historic town centre. Nearby you'll find museums, a theatre, a cinema and cultural establishments, a mine, sports facilities, diverse cuisine and charming passages packed with shops.
The "fire brigade" theme is continued throughout the Hostel; we have taken care to directly incorporate parts of the former fire station, including the sliding pole, hose tower and hose wash. The Hostel has 135 beds, most of them in two, three and four-bed rooms (all with shower and WC). These include 3 family apartments, 5 rooms for group leaders and 6 double rooms with wheelchair access.
Guests can also enjoy the "hot" dining room, ten function rooms (1x 60 people, 1x 40 people, a cafeteria, two children's playrooms, a disco, two rooms for group leaders), internet terminals, table tennis indoors and out, "Taifun" game, darts, playground, giant chess and an open-air kitchen for cooking and sizzling. These facilities are complemented by state-of-the-art conference technology (projector, screen, overhead projector, flip chart), cots and high chairs.

Room Floor space
Max. number of participants
  • cinema
    cinema
  • parliament
    parliament
  • block
    block
  • U-shaped block
    U-shaped block
  • circle
    circle
Floor Rent per day
321 120 sqm 90 70 60 50 50 5 upon request
E22 55 sqm 30 20 20 20 20 1 upon request
E23 65 sqm 40 40 40 40 40 1 upon request
120 25 sqm 15 15 15 15 15 1 upon request
230 24 sqm 15 15 15 15 15 3 upon request
Conference equipment

CD player, digital camera, DVD player, flip chart, internet access (WiFi), metaplan board, overhead projector, pin board, presentation case, projector, screen, speaker's desk, TV set, video recorder

Room Floor space Height
Max. number of participants
  • Choir
  • Orchestra
Floor Daylight Rent per day
321 120 sqm 3.0 m 110 90 5 yes upon request
E22 55 sqm 3.0 m 40 20 1 yes upon request
E23 65 sqm 2.9 m 50 30 1 yes upon request
120 25 sqm 3.4 m 20 - 1 yes upon request
230 25 sqm 3.9 m 20 - 3 yes upon request
Rehearsal room equipment

digital piano, piano

Staging options

staging options in the vicinity (1.0 km),

Tips for your stay

Learn more about this thriving Vogtland town on the following themed walks and tours: Plauen Fire Brigade: "Saint Florian's dedicated disciples at work"; Charting the history of Plauen lace; Plauen's past - seen through young eyes; Following in the footsteps of Erich Ohser - creator of the legendary "Father and Son" strip - with a visit to the Galerie e.o.plauen; Alum Visitor's Mine: Underground in the heart of town; Take a ride on the "Bierelektrische" (tram).

Sightseeing and excursions

  • Excursions and walks
  • It never gets boting in the Vogtland. Even close by to our modern town Youth Hostel visitors can discover dragons and prehistoric giants, take daring leaps or descend far below ground... We recommend the following excursions:
  • Europe's most modern ski jump in Klingenthal
  • Syrau "Dragon's Lair" and windmill
  • Morgenröthe-Rautenkranz Space Exhibition
  • Plohn theme park
  • bridge tour taking you to the world's largest stone and brick arch bridges ("Göltzschtalbrücke", "Elstertalbrücke" and more)
  • Elster Cycle Route, Vogtland Panorama Hiking Trail, Eisenach - Budapest Long-Distance Route
  • Vogtland "Musikwinkel" traditional music region in Markneukirchen / Klingenthal: centre of musical instrument making
  • spa and fitness resorts steeped in tradition : Bad Elster, Bad Brambach, Karlovy Vary (CZ), Františkovy Lázně (CZ), Mariánské Lázně (CZ)
  • "Grube Tannenberg" visitors' mine and topaz rocks
  • castles: Burg Mylau, Burgk, Greiz, Oelsnitz
  • Landwüst and Eubabrunn open-air farming museums
  • Rodewisch Observatory and Museum Island
  • Partners, links, tips and background information
  • The following is a list of some of our regional partners and interesting tips for your stay.
  • The town of Plauen
  • The lace town of Plauen introduces itself. With around 70,000 inhabitants, it is the capital of the Vogtland and always worth a visit. www.plauen.de
  • VFC Plauen
  • Top conditions for training camps and fantastic opportunities to train are guaranteed thanks to our cooperation with VFC Plauen association football club.
  • www.vfc-plauen.de
  • Musicon Valley
  • Nowhere else on the planet will you find as much tradition and knowledge surrounding musical instruments as in the Vogtland "Musikwinkel" region. Enter this fascinating world and experience musical instrument making with all of your senses! www.erlebniswelt-musikinstrumentenbau.de
  • Pöhl woodland climbing centre
  • Clamber around like monkeys more then 13m above the ground - more than 90 challenges! www.kletterwald.de
  • Pöhl reservoir
  • ... a sea in the Vogtland! www.talsperre-poehl.de
  • Plauen weaver houses
  • Including a museum house and 5 workshops where visitors can join in and try their hand at this craft. www.weberhäuser.de
  • SAEK
  • A fascinating media world awaits you in the lace town of Plauen! www.saek.de
  • "Schaustickerei" ("Embroidery Workshop") Plauen
  • Demonstrations and creative workshops for Plauen lace: www.schaustickerei-plauen.de
  • Pfaffengut
  • Environmental and nature protection centre: www.pfaffengutplauen.de
  • EXPERIENCE PLAUEN BELOW GROUND
  • "Ewiges Leben" alum mine - "Meyerhof" shelter - toll cellar www.alaunbergwerk-plauen.de
  • Grünbach kids' playhouse
  • Fun, games & more .... whatever the weather: www.kinderspielvogtland.de
  • Event tips for Plauen:
  • Capitol cinema
  • Malzhaus Plauen
  • Plauen festival hall
  • Plauen/Zwickau Theatre
  • "number one" recreational centre
  • Public transport
  • Vogtlandbahn: Whether for your arrival or a tour through the Vogtland: the Vogtlandbahn railway will get you there fast and direct, sometimes even to Berlin or Bohemia! www.vogtlandbahn.de
  • Deutsche Bahn: Just a few clicks and you'll have the timetable information you need to get here. Select Plauen as your destination, and "Tunnel" as your stop. Deutsche Bahn