Location & Arrival

Your youth hostel Simmerath-Rurberg, located above the Rur-reservoir.

Simmerath-Rurberg Youth Hostel lies above the Rursee lake in the Eifel National Park. Recreational sports in the fresh air take top priority here: go trekking in the vast forest areas along Rursee lake, go canoeing or go climbing on the hostel's own climbing wall and on the high ropes course.
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Arriving by public transport
Owing to its idyllic location, getting to the hostel using public transport is possible only to a limited extent. The hostel team will be happy to arrange a bus transfer (for schools or groups of 20 or more). Individual travellers can get a taxi from Rurberg church for around €6 one way.

from Aachen Hbf (main station) take the SB63 Schnellbus (express bus) to "Simmerath, Bushof" ("Simmerath, bus station").Change to a 68 bus and get out at the "Simmerath, Rurberg Jugendherberge"* ("Youth Hostel") or "Simmerath Rurberg Kirche"** ("Church").

From Aachen Rothe Erde

from the "Rothe Erde" station take the 68 bus to the "Simmerath, Rurberg Jugendherberge"* or "Simmerath, Rurberg Kirche"**.

* about a 5-minute walk to the Youth Hostel, bus stops there twice a day on weekdays! Arrival 10:46 a.m. and 11:44 a.m. Departure: only at 10:46 a.m. to Aachen. On Saturday - arrival & departure 9:59 a.m., Sundays - no bus service.

** Approx 30 minutes' walk to the hostel, services every hour, every two hours at the weekends. Please use the ASEAG journey planner when planning your trip.
Arriving by bus or car

From Cologne/Bonn:
take the A1 until the Euskirchen-Wißkirchen exit, then continue on the B266 via Schleiden/Gemünd in the direction of Simmerath. From Kesternich take the L166 towards Rurberg/Stausee (reservoir). The hostel is on the right-hand side of the road.

From Aachen:

take the A44 until the Aachen-Lichtenbusch exit. Continue on the B258 towards Roetgen/Monschau. In Monschau-Imgenbroich change to the B399 towards Simmerath. In Simmerath take the B266 towards Kesternich. Behind Kesternich take the L166 towards Rurberg/Stausee (reservoir). The hostel is on the right-hand side of the road.
Parking facilities
Parking for buses and cars can be found above the hostel.
Arriving by bike
The hostel has a secured space for about 10 bikes where you can safely store your bikes.