High, higher, Panarbora

The surrounding

Experience comes from experiencing- here in our newest youth hostel this takes effect most notably. At the gates of the city of Waldbröhl an extraordinary combination of experience of nature, holiday-amusement and environmental education is awaiting you. On an area, huge as 11 football grounds, Panarbora offers its guests a Europe-wide unique world of experience. Crest the 40 metres high observation tower and enjoy the spectaculare view on the park of nature Bergisches Land, or discover the 1.635 metres long canopy pathway with its interactive didactic stations. Children are frolicing around at the adventure playground, running through the maze and are delighted about the play-tunnel. Wanderers are enjoying the silence of the forest on the optimally built out paths, while sportsman compete at the yolleyball. But also the surrounding Oberbergische Land and the neighbouring Rhein-Sieg-Kreis have a lot to offer for their guests.

Our house

The possibly most spectaculare youth hostel in the Rhineland is awaiting you. The leisure opportunities are unique in their variety.- so that every visit becomes an unforgettable experience. The adventure starts already with the overnight stay. You`ll sleep either in one of the three experience villages or five tree houses in up to 7 metres height. Whoever likes to stay overnight in a classical way, is in good hands in the guesthouse. Ten cosy and modern equipped double- and family rooms are awaiting you, two of them are accessible. Due to the bright conference rooms in the separate seminar- house and the numerous leisure opportunities, the youth hostel is not just for families and school classes, but also for conference groups a popular destination. As a host for creative meetings our house is your partner for successful seminars, interesting workshops and thrilling team-events. But also our kitchen should not be forgotten. In the on-site restaurant our chef de cuisine serves- based on the Global Villages- daily changing dishes from Asia, Africa and South America.

At a glance:

  • the 1635 m long Treetop Walking Path with its 34 meters high viewing Tower
  • 35 rooms with 170 beds
  • guesthouse with accessible rooms
  • seminar building with 3 conference rooms
  • barbecue-cottage and campfire- place
  • the exhibition of flora and fauna of the “Bergisches Land“ with 6 interactive learning and experience stations on the Treetop Walking Path
  • tree houses
  • adventure villages
  • wheelchair accessible rooms with separated bathrooms
  • adventure playground
  • hedge labyrinth
  • game tunnel
  • the Panarbora restaurant
  • barbecue hut (not for brought food)
  • separated seminar building
  • beach volleyball field
  • circular walk of the senses
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Opening hours

11.00 a.m. - 7.00 p.m.

The Waldbröl “Panarbora” youth hostel is open to all guests.

For guests without an overnight stay in the youth hostel the nature adventure park is open: 11.00 - 20.00 o’clock (With full gastronomic offer.)

On request an earlier admission for groups and school classes is possible.

The Waldbröl „Panarbora“ Youth Hostel in portrait