Location & Arrival

Location

The "Windecker Ländchen" ("Windeck countryside") lies in the romantic Siegtal valley in the south of the Bergisches Land region. The recreation area with the largest enclosed forest area offers undiluted nature alongside many tourist destinations: the 1000-year-old Siegtal cathedral, Altwindeck with its attractive half-timbered houses, the Sieg waterfall or the Silberhardt silver mine with visitor centre. The Forest Hostel offers ideal conditions for exploring and experiencing woods and nature or for simply relaxing.
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Arriving by public transport
From Cologne Central Station or Cologne-Deutz station: take the S-Bahn (S12, S19) to Rosbach (takes about 1 hour).

From Bonn main station: take the tram (STR 66) in the direction of Siegburg station. From there, follow the signs for the Siegburg/Bonn train station (S-Bahnhof). From there take the S-Bahn (S12, S19) to Rosbach.

From Gießen or Siegen: take the train (from Gießen Hessische Landesbahn to Gießen) to Au (Sieg), where you change to the S-Bahn (S12) to Rosbach.



From Rosbach train station, follow the signs for "Jugendherberge" ("Youth Hostel") (on foot about 2 km up the mountain).
Arriving by bus or car
Via the A3:

take the A3 until the Bonn/Siegburg motorway junction, continue on the A560 towards Altenkirchen/Hennef until the Hennef-Ost exit, follow the signs to "Rosbach" for 37 km, via Eitorf to Windeck-Rosbach. In the village turn left into Hurster Straße, up the hill to the sign for "Jugendherberge" ("Youth Hostel"), then turn left into Herbergstrasse.



Via the A4:

drive until the Reichshof/Denklingen exit, follow the B256 as far as Waldbröl. Continue to Windeck-Rosbach. In the village. turn left into Hurster Straße, up the hill to the sign for "Jugendherberge" ("Youth Hostel"), then turn left into Herbergsstrasse.



Via the A45:

drive as far as the Olpe-Süd (south) motorway junction, then take the A4 at the Reichshof/Denklingen exit. Follow the B256 to Waldbröl, then continue towards Windeck-Rosbach. In the village, turn left into Hurster Straße, up the hill to the sign for "Jugendherberge" ("Youth Hostel"), then turn left into Herbergstrasse.
Arriving by bike
Along the Sieg river to Rosbach. In the village, turn left towards Hurst, up the hill to the sign for "Jugendherberge" ("Youth Hostel"), then turn left into Herbergstrasse.



Bicycle storage is free of charge.