I have been in the best fantastic hostel!!!!!! Schloss-Ortenbeg!!!!!!!
The hostel is fantastic, probably one of the best I stayed in during my semester traveling Europe. After a day in Heidelberg, we booked a night at Schloss Ortenberg on a whim. To our surprise/delight, the hostel is actually IN a castle. Rooms are clean, staff are friendly and helpful, and the breakfast is filling. Tired after a week of travel, we were content to spend the later hours of the evening wandering the property. Ortenberg is about a 10-euro cab ride from the nearest train station at Offenburg. A bus runs from the station to the town, but only until 6 p.m. or so. BEAUTIFUL, and a GREAT EXPERIENCE!
I have been to Germany four times. I have always used this hostel when staying in the area. It has always been a great experience.
Schloss Ortenberg (Ortenberg Castle) is the fairy-tale castle of the Baden region. The view of the castle at the entrance of the romantic Kinzigtal valley is simply stunning. Destroyed in 1678, the landmark of the Ortenau area was only rebuilt in the Gothic style in the 19th century. Enjoy being the lord or lady of the castle for once!
Lovingly maintained timber-framed houses, picturesque corners and dreamy little nooks await you in the village. How about a visit to the mediaeval town of Gengenbach? Right next door, Strasbourg beckons. Or maybe you'd prefer a trip to the Europapark in Rust?
Special features of Schloss Ortenberg Youth Hostel:
The hostel in the castle is only 500 m away from the village. 4 common rooms with 24-78 seats
1 common room in a separate gardener's house for about 100 people; it can be divided up by a folding wall and is, along with a piano, ideal for music rehearsals
Barbecue area in the rose garden
Special offers for weekend groups
Fancy lording it in a castle for once in your life? Want to dine in historical halls and have a right royal time? Everything's possible in Schloss Ortenberg Youth Hostel. Tired after rehearsals? Or the trip to the Europapark? Delicious food and a place to relax await you at the hostel. And tonight? Sleep like a king or queen.
The Schloss Ortenberg Youth Hostel team is looking forward to your visit.
Location and Contact
• Ortenberg is located at the entrance of the Kinzigtal valley, between the Rhine and the Black Forest. Wine-growing defines the village. The hostel is situated in a castle above the town. Ortenberg Castle, first mentioned in a document as a castle in 1167, was destroyed in 1678 and was rebuilt in the Gothic Revival style from 1838 to 1843. • Arriving by public transport • Ortenberg can be reached by train via the Rhine Valley line between Karlsruhe and Basel, Offenburg railway station (with ICE stop) or the Schwarzwaldbahn (Black Forest Railway), Gengenbach station. • From there, take either the 7134 or 7160 bus to Ortenberg, get off at the "Schloss/Freudental" stop. Journey time from Offenburg about 10 minutes, from Gengenbach about 15 minutes. • The castle is only about 500 m from the "Schloss/Freudental" stop. Go to the Krone (restaurant) (follow the main road to Gengenbach) and turn left into the road to the castle; follow it up the hill right to the hostel. • Rail service for DJH members • The Friedrichstadt travel agency offers DJH members discounted RIT tickets for a return journey within Germany - this applies only in conjunction with stays in a hostel. School classes and groups can make use of this offer. You must carry confirmation of your booking with you when travelling. • Our partner can handle your enquiry via the booking hotline 04881-936 340 or www.anreise-jugendherberge.de. Payment must be made by direct debit. Tickets will be sent by post or online by e-mail. In the event of a cancellation, the ticket may be returned free of charge to the agency up to the first day of travel. • Arriving by car/bus • If you are driving here, take the A5 (Frankfurt-Basel) motorway and take the Offenburg exit; then take the B33 towards Villingen-Schwenningen. • Behind Offenburg, take Ortenberg-Elgersweier exit. • In Ortenberg, go straight ahead at the mini roundabout (narrow road just to the left of the Krone inn) and follow the road to the castle until you get to the hostel. • Caution: only buses with a maximum length of 12 m can drive up to the hostel. • GPS coordinates: • N 48 ° 26'38, 40 " • E 007 ° 58'21, 60 "
Burgweg 21, Ortenberg,
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