Recreation in the nature park

Nothing but nature! Westensee is located within the 250 km2 nature park of the same name. Westensee Youth Hostel is a cosy building. From its terrace, you can enjoy a view of the wide lake. Small bathing areas on the edge of the gentle lake provide summer refreshment. Children can have marvellous fun running around on the hostel's large outdoor area. The countryside is ideal for hiking and cycling. 200 km of cycle paths will take you through the countryside. Westensee lake invites you to go on kayak, boat and canoe trips through the lakeland landscape.
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Closing time

We recommend advance inquiry in winter to avoid periods of closure.

Prices 2019

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

Prices 2020

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

The small town of Westensee is between the towns of Kiel and Rendsburg. The nearest railway station is "Felde", 8 km away. From there or from Kiel bus station, there's a bus service to Westensee.

The beautiful hostel building exudes cosiness. The hilly terrain outside ends at the shores of the lake. All around you, there's nothing but nature, where you can let children play without restrictions. The hostel has 138 beds, mostly in rooms with 4 beds with a sink, showers/toilet in the corridors, rooms for carers/supervisors with separate shower/toilet, 5 common and dining rooms, 2 seminar rooms, cafeteria, lounge, room with fireplace, WLAN, large play area, barbecue hut, area for playing football, streetball, beach volleyball, toys for smaller children, billiards, table football, games and balls available for rental.

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
Tagesraum 1 72 sqm 50 40 24 40 40 GF upon request
Tagesraum 2 42 sqm 10 20 - - 20 GF upon request
Tagesraum 3 45 sqm 25 28 - 16 30 GF upon request
Tagesraum 4 49 sqm 40 24 24 22 35 GF upon request
Tagesraum 5 45 sqm 30 12 16 15 28 GF upon request
Musik-/Seminarraum 100 sqm 80 40 32 30 55 GF upon request
Conference equipment

blackboard, CD player, DVD player, flip chart, metaplan board, overhead projector, pin board, projector, screen, TV set

Room Floor space Height
Max. number of participants
  • Choir
  • Orchestra
Floor Daylight Rent per day
Akustikraum 100 sqm 3.2 m 80 40 GF yes upon request
Raum 2 + 3 kombiniert (mobile Trennwand) 87 sqm 2.6 m 60 40 GF no upon request
Rehearsal room equipment

piano

Westensee Nature Park

Forests, lakes and marshes - the Westensee Nature Park offers beautiful natural areas. Bicycle rides near and around Westensee lake are a real highlight. Interesting trips lead to the Kiel Canal, the busiest waterway in the world. We recommend a visit to the zoo in Warder. It's an unusual zoo, because the reserve doesn't have lions and elephants, but domestic animals that are as rare as the Siberian tiger. Woolly pigs, giant donkeys, beard rabbits and Jacob sheep are only a few of the endangered breeds here.

Trips and excursions

  • The state capital of Kiel
  • Hochseilgarten Kiel-Falkenstein (high ropes course)
  • Laboe Naval Memorial and submarine
  • Swingolf Schülp (swin golf course)
  • Tierpark Neumünster (small zoo)
  • Rendsburg Transporter Bridge over the Kiel Canal
  • Baltic beach in Eckernförde
  • Hansapark (amusement park) in Sierksdorf Scharbeutz (Baltic Sea spa, beach)