Welcome to the Pirate's Nest!

Water sports are fun and a great experience for all water babies - and those who'd like to be! With our wide range of sports, games and training offers, we hope to arouse your enthusiasm for that wettest of elements.
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Opening hours
The house is open

8.00 a.m. - 8.00 p.m.

The reception is open

8.00 a.m. - 12.00 p.m.

4.00 p.m. - 8.00 p.m.


4.00 p.m. - 8.00 p.m.

Closing time

Prices 2022

B&B from Half board from Full board from
€ 29.00 € 36.50 € 42.50

Prices 2023

B&B from Half board from Full board from
€ 30.00 € 37.50 € 44.00

Surrounded by a landscape protection area, the Youth Hostel is situated in a former manor next to Pirk dam.

The Youth Hostel has 70 beds in two to nine-bed rooms, and 14 seasonal beds in bungalows can be booked from April to September. Guests can also use a dining room, a pavilion for 12 people and an open terrace for 24 people. The large outdoor site has its own pier and boats as well as a playground, table tennis, basketball hoops, a volleyball court and barbecue and campfire area. Rowing boats and canoes available for hire. We have a room equipped with conference facilities for meetings, seminars and project weeks.

Room Floor space
Max. number of participants
  • cinema
  • parliament
  • block
  • U-shaped block
    U-shaped block
  • circle
Floor Rent per day
Speiseraum vorn 60 sqm 40 25 25 25 35 2 upon request
Speiseraum hinten 30 sqm 25 15 15 15 25 2 upon request
Conference equipment

CD player, DVD player, flip chart, overhead projector, pin board, presentation case, screen, slide projector, stereo system, TV set, video recorder

Room Floor space Height
Max. number of participants
  • Choir
  • Orchestra
Floor Daylight Rent per day
Speiseraum vorn 60 sqm 3.5 m 50 40 2 yes upon request
Staging options

staging options in the vicinity (4.0 km),

Tips for your stay

There's no room for boredom here - but there is plenty of space for shared fun and games: football area/volleyball court, table tennis, boat hire, private boat jetty, beach with lawn, bathing jetty, campfire area & various games equipment. / Fit for sports and fun: "Elstergarten" open-air leisure pool in Oelsnitz; IFA holiday park and woodland climbing centre in Schöneck; Pöhl woodland climbing centre and Plauen skating park; thermal baths / spa resorts at Bad Elster and Bad Brambach; Upper Vogtland skiing and winter sports paradise.

Sightseeing and excursions

  • Day trips to fantastic local highlights:
  • Plauen, with Lace Museum and alum mine
  • Klingenthal, with Vogtland Arena and demonstration workshop for accordion making
  • Markneukirchen, including Musical Instruments Museum
  • Morgenröthe-Rautenkranz, with Sigmund Jähn Museum
  • Plohn amusement park
  • Zwickau, including Horch Museum
  • Syrau, with "Dragon's Lair" and mill
  • German-German Border Museum in Mödlareuth
  • and much more...