Leisure tips

An excellent location!

The Youth Hostel is located at high altitude with a view over the valley and only 5 minutes by foot from the city.  So the Hostel is a starting point for several close ventures and experiences. No matter if you are on a school trip, on family holidays or attending  a seminar – there is a broad variety of what you can do!

Schwaebisch Hall Highlights

  • City tours through Schwaebisch Hall. Its picturesque historic centre invites you not only to walk and stroll around but to take part in several tours:
    • „Old town tour“, „Hall and its salt“ or „Jewish life in Hall“ (in German language only)
    • „Hall for Kids“ – a child-friendly way to learn about the history of Schwaebisch Hall, available for children between 8 and 16 years (in German language only)
    • „Night watch tours“ – On his tour at night the night watchman tells you about the formation of night watches and his life in the historic city. (in German language only)
    • GPS scavenger hunt and Geo Caching on your own
    • More information you will find at the local tourist information.
  • „Hällisch-Fränkisches Museum“ – The museum is located in the historic centre of Schwaebisch Hall and shows history, art and culture of the rich city and its surroundings. Free entry!
  • „Kunsthalle Würth“ – a true gem for art lovers. In changing exhibitions the local entrepreneur is showing numerous works of his unique and world famous collection. Next to the exhibits and the much noticed architecture of the building itself the entry fee is exciting – your visit is free!
  • Johanniterkirche „Alte Meister“ – The building oft he church from the 12th century was reopened in 2008 as a museum. Würth is showing the Old Masters of his collection.
  • In the district Wackershofen, which you can reach easily by bus and train, there is the „Hohenloher Freilandmuseum“, the largest open air museum of Baden-Wuerttemberg. There are 70 historic buildings which grant insight into the living conditions of people in early centuries, thematic tours as well as an extensive programme especially for children and teens.
  • Brewery tours – the traditional local beer is presentable and can be discovered at a tour.
  • Fire Museum – In a former spinning mill can you discover medieval wooden shock tips and fascinating extinguishing techniques.

What a theater

  • The „Freilichtspiele“ (open air theater) excites its audience every summer for many years. With the „new Globe“ directly at the river bank of the Kocher a new venue opened, You will find more information on the website of Schwaebisch Hall.
  • Likewise „Gerhards Marionettentheater“ (puppets theater) invites children and adults to its imaginative performances. It ist he largest and oldest puppets theater in Baden-Wuerttemberg. For groups it is possible to get extra performances at different dates.
  • There are several other stages in town like „Neubau-Saal“, „Haal-Halle“, the „Altes Schlachthaus“ or the „Hospitalkirche“.

Leisure activities

  • About 1.5 km from the Hostel there is the „Schenkenseebad“ with pools and sauna area. In summer you can enjoy the outdoor pool. Sports groups can book training tracks, too.
  • The brine bath with salt caves is more relaxed. The brine of Schwaebisch Hall with its precious minerals is known for its positive effects. In the „Haller Salzgrotten“ a total of 60 tons of natural salt on 120 m² offer lots of space for health, wellness and relaxation
  • A likeable minigolf course, a family Biergarten and the rowing boat rent „Kocherflotte“ are all located on the picturesque island „Kleiner Unterwöhrd“ in the Kocher, 15 minutes by foot from the Youth Hostel.
  • Around the city there are numerous, lovingly designed and some innovative playgrounds for children: just 150m from the Youth Hostel on „Friedensberg“, on the city’s island „Großer Unterwöhrd" or on the other side of the river at „Lappeenranta-Steg“.


Hiking – pure nature
  • You can combine your visit of the „Freilandmsueum“ in Wackershofen with a nice hike. On several beautiful and well advertised ways (way nr. 3) you can reach the museum within 120 minutes by foot.  You can get more information in the Youth Hostel.
  • Though the city park or at one of the typical „Klingenwege“ it is going up to the Einkorn hill. On the way you will discover the former „Benediktinerkloster Großcomburg“, which can be visited, too. The opening hours of the museums cafe are Monday to Thursday 8:00 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Friday 8:00 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • Straight out of the city area the so called „Klingenwege“ lead through cool valleys next to wild streams into the surroundings. You can hike to the ruins of the Unterlimpurg, in the woods around the Einkorn, to the „Naturfreunde-Haus Lemberg“ or on the „Jakobsweg“. The „Kocher-Steg“ and the „Kocher-Jagst-Radwanderweg“ lead through the city, too. You can get more information at our lobby.


Group experiences
  • Off to the water – from Braunsbach, some kilometers down the river, families and groups can enjoy the natural surroundings of Schwaebisch Hall by canoe. You can book online organized half-day and day tours including admission, equipment and back transfer within the most beautiful nature.
  • In the near and well reachable district „Hessental“ the Highland Games take place as a great variant of teambuilding and school class experience. Other events like archery or indoor activities can be organized, too. You can get in touch with the educationally trained team through the website erlebnis-und-abenteuer.de.
  • Into the green – Nature education and experiential in and around Schwaebisch Hall for different groups can expand the horizon and points of view.
  • Courses and offers about yoga, meditation and relaxation can be requested directly at the provider.

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