Nature, campfires and a forest playground

Between Cuxhaven and Stade lies Wingst, a picturesque sandy heathland and woodland landscape for both young and old explorers. Whether on foot, by bicycle or on horseback, the forest is ideal for adventurous trips. The 40,000 m2 area of the hostel directly borders the forest and offers a large playing field, playground, beach volleyball court, boccia court and barbecue area. Spend the evening in a relaxed atmosphere around the campfire. And children can discover their wild side as forest researchers.
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Opening hours
The reception is open

9.00 a.m. - 1.00 p.m.


4.00 p.m. - 6.00 p.m.

Closing time

Open all year except 19/12/22 to 31/01/23

Please arrive between November and March with advance notice, as the reception is not manned all the time.

Prices 2022

B&B from Half board from Full board from
€ 27.00 - € 36.00

Prices 2023

B&B from Half board from Full board from
€ 29.00 - € 38.00

The hostel is very easy to get to by train. It is just 1 km from Wingst railway. Upon request, a bus can be arranged for arrivals and departures as well as for day trips for groups.

The focal point of Wingst Youth Hostel is the main building, a half-timbered house of Lower Saxony, around whose spacious courtyard other dormitory buildings are grouped. The hostel has 201 beds in rooms with 2 to 6 beds, central showers/toilets in the corridors, rooms for carers/supervisors, some of them with shower/toilet, 8 common or club rooms, 2 dining rooms, cosy chat corner, W-LAN. On the 50,000 m2 site near the forest, children can play, kick balls, run around and explore nature to their hearts' content.

Room Floor space
Max. number of participants
  • cinema
  • parliament
  • block
  • U-shaped block
    U-shaped block
  • circle
Floor Rent per day
Ellerbruch 40 sqm 40 20 35 30 20 GF upon request
Altkehdingen 40 sqm 40 20 35 30 20 GF upon request
Conference equipment

DVD player, flip chart, overhead projector, projector, screen, speaker's desk, TV set

Room Floor space Height
Max. number of participants
  • Choir
  • Orchestra
Floor Daylight Rent per day
Ellerbruch 40 sqm 2.6 m 35 25 GF yes upon request
Altkehdingen 40 sqm 3.2 m 35 25 GF yes upon request
Forest, campfires and "stick bread"

Wingst means nature! Go on a long walk or bike ride. Especially recommended are the hiking trails that connect all the sights together, such as Balksee lake, the "Deutscher Olymp" ("German Mount Olympus") observation tower, stone tombs from the Stone Age and the Jewish cemetery. One great place for families is the zoo in Wingst. Kangaroos, monkeys and the wolves and bears forests are just a 5-minute walk away from the hostel. And the forest museum and forest playground are popular local destinations. Spielpark Wingst, an adventure park, and its summer toboggan run and treetop trail will make children's eyes light up. And the North Sea is within easy reach - just 45 minutes away by car or train.

Trips and excursions

  • Natural history and open-air museum "Natureum Niederelbe" in Neuhaus
  • Mudflat walks and boat trips from Cuxhaven
  • Day trip to the island of Heligoland
  • Waterskiing in Neuhaus
  • Cities of Hamburg, Bremen and Bremerhaven