Zwingenberg: idyllic place on the Bergstrasse route

Experience the castle feeling
Zwingenberg Youth Hostel is a highly modern Hostel built on the foundations of the former medieval castle of Oberburg, above the city of Zwingenberg. It is ideal for small groups or workshops and is popular with school classes (3rd to 8th grade), clubs, student or A-level study groups. Music and theatre groups particularly appreciate the large music room. Conference equipment and a piano are available at the Hostel. Our kitchen offers a varied diet and will cater for any special needs if this is requested in advance.
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Closing time

Hostel is open all year round except Christmas.

Prices 2018

B&B from Half board from Full board from Full board from Full board from
€ 21.00 € 25.50 € 27.00

The Youth Hostel is located on the northern edge of Zwingenberg, ont he western fringes of the Odenwald forest, below the Melibokus mountain (517 metres). It was erected on the medieval foundations of a 16th-century storage room. Jahrhundert entstanden.

The Youth Hostel can accommodate a total of 121 guests in homely, practically equipped rooms. There are rooms with varying numbers of beds.

Room Floor space
Max. number of participants
  • cinema
  • parliament
  • block
  • U-shaped block
    U-shaped block
  • circle
Floor Rent per day
Saal 126 sqm 80 80 60 60 80 B € 50.00
Sommerhaus 32.5 sqm 20 20 20 20 20 GF € 30.00
kl.Speisesaal 42.9 sqm 35 35 20 20 20 1 upon request
gr.Speisesaal 60.5 sqm 40 40 30 30 30 1 upon request
Conference equipment

CD player, flip chart, internet access (WiFi), overhead projector, projector, screen, TV set

Room Floor space Height
Max. number of participants
  • Choir
  • Orchestra
Floor Daylight Rent per day
Saal 126 sqm 4.0 m 80 60 B yes upon request
Sommerhaus 32 sqm 2.5 m 20 20 GF yes upon request
Rehearsal room equipment


Leisure activities

Apart from being a great place to spend the night, the Youth Hostel is also an ideal starting point for hikes and exciting outings in the "Bergstrasse - Odenwald" nature reserve. The large music room is often used by music and theatre groups.