Youth Hostel Falkenstein

In a peaceful, forested setting near the town of Meisdorf, you’ll find the Falkenstein/Harz Hostel, an ideal base for exploring the spacious oak and beech forests of the Selke Valley. Directly from our front door, you can even set out on the "Selketal-Stieg" (Selke Valley Track) or you can simply relax and take in an extra portion of fresh air.

The hostel offers plenty of room for sports or other free-time activities. Our large sports hall is especially suited for school and sports groups, and can be used to personalize your stay. But you will have also easy access to a football field, large outdoor checkers board, and a minigolf course, among other activities.


Falkenstein in the Selketal valley

The Selketal valley is one of the largest nature reserves in the Harz region and ideal both for a quiet stay or an active holiday with lots of sports. Follow the Selke river on foot or by bike, from Meisdorf to Mägdesprung. A paradise for hikers: 150 km of well-signposted footpaths lead hikers through the beautiful Harz region.

Falkenstein castles is a particular tourist magnet in the Selketal valley. It is regarded as one of the best-preserved castles in Saxony-Anhalt.

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Opening hours
The reception is open

7.00 a.m. - 10.00 p.m.

Reception only open for check-in until 12.00 noon and from 5.00 p.m. to 10.00 p.m. on Sundays and bank holidays.

Closing time

20. Apr 2020 - 30. Dec 2023

Prices 2020

B&B from Half board from Full board from
€ 23.50 € 29.50 € 34.50

Prices 2021

B&B from Half board from Full board from
€ 25.00 € 32.00 € 39.00

Falkenstein is located on the north-eastern edge of the Harz region, in the immediate vicinity of Saxony-Anhalt's oldest city, Aschersleben, and UNESCO world heritage site Quedlinburg. The Youth Hostel is located in the Selke valley, about 20 minutes away from town. The well-preserved medieval castle Falkenstein is nearby.

Accommodation

  • 92 beds
  • 2- to 6- bed rooms
  • Shower and toilet facilities on each floor
  • 5 special rooms for group leaders or caretakers with individual shower and toilet
  • 1 wheelchair accessible rooms with individual shower and toilet
  • individual rooms available upon request

Activities

  • large outdoor grounds on the edge of the forest
  • lounge with TV
  • 2 areas for grilling
  • bonfire area
  • sports/activity hall (110 sqm)
  • table tennis
  • soccer field
  • kids’ jungle gym
  • gym with beach volleyball court
  • billards
  • large outdoor checkers board
  • disco

Experience the Selketal valley

The Selketal valley is one of the most charming regions in the Harz mountains. The river Selke meanders through the valley, running past ancient castles, cliffs and rocks, marvellous woodlands and meadows. Hikers particularly appreciate the tranquility of the region and enjoy watching the flora and fauna. The best-preserved castle of the Harz Region, "Falkenstein Castle", is easily accessible by foot from the hostel.

In the area around the town of Meisdorf, you’ll also find many other fascinating historical places here along the "The Romanesque Road." The Meisdorf farm Museum is a particular gem. Pieces of agricultural equipment from different centuries are on display here.


Activities in the Youth Hostel

  • large outdoor grounds on the edge of the forest
  • lounge with TV
  • 2 areas for BBQ
  • bonfire area
  • sports/activity hall (110 sqm)
  • table tennis
  • soccer field
  • kids’ jungle gym
  • gym with beach volleyball court
  • billards
  • large outdoor checkers board
  • disco

Excursions

Within easy access

  • Selke Valley Nature Preserve with access to the "Selke Valley Track" (favored hiking destination)
  • Burg Falkenstein with falconry and museum (the Romanesque Road)
  • Meisdorf Castle
  • Meisdorf museum: explore the agricultural way of life from earlier times
  • 18-hole golf course
  • bowling facility

In the Greater Area

  • Degenershausen Nature Park (ca. 4 km)
  • "Konradsburg" near Ermsleben, (ca. 5 km)
  • castle and castle park in Ballenstedt, (ca. 10 km)
  • "Roseburg" near Ballenstedt, (ca 11 km)
  • planetarium, zoo and panopticon with collection of curiosities in Aschersleben (ca. 11 km)
  • (Cuckoo) clock factory with 2nd biggest cuckoo clock, in Gernrode (ca. 16 km)
  • "Hexentanzplatz" (witches’ dance floor) with fun park, "Roßtrappe" and indoor playground in Thale (ca. 25 km)
  • UNESCO world heritage city Quedlinburg (ca. 21 km)
  • "Harzer Schmalspurbahn" and the Brocken Rail
  • Selke Valley Rail, starting in Gernrode
  • fieldstone caves in Rübeland (ca. 44 km)
  • Wendefurth Dam with rowboat and pedal boat rentals (ca. 41 km)
  • water park, historic old city, and "Josephskreuz" in Stolberg (ca. 46 km)
  • bicycle paths