This section is dedicated to take away all your "I wish someone had told me that before I went!" experiences. This way, you are better prepared for what to expect, what not to expect and can spend less time settling in, and more time making new friends in your chosen hostel. We share our insider knowledge of tips, tricks and important things to look out for in Frankfurt-Hahn. To help you make friends with Frankfurt-Hahn before you visit, we've included a few helpful and fun things you should know about the area. Enjoy!
The village of Hahn, established as far back as 1120, has been overshadowed by the development of the Frankfurt-Hahn Airport, built in 1993 from the United States Air Force’s Hahn Air Base, once the occupying Americans had withdrawn from the country. However, this charming community has plenty to offer visitors looking to stay in a local hotel or hostel.
Located within Germany’s Rhein-Hunsrück-Kreis district, the village is situated near the river Rhine and the spectacular hills of the Hunsrück cover most of the surrounding area. The winegrowing industry of the area is growing rapidly, bringing more tourists to stay in hostels and hotels in Hahn or other nearby municipalities while exploring some of the local vineyards and wineries. The area is known for being the worldwide leader in the production of sparkling wines.
Accommodation here is somewhat limited, as the village is small and development has been limited due to the heavy air traffic flying to and from the Frankfurt-Hahn Airport. However, there are a number of hotels and hostels in the area, as well as several bed and breakfasts and holiday rental properties. Anyone staying within the town of Hahn can experience small-town life while they explore the beautiful German landscapes surrounding this picturesque little village.
The most interesting landmark Hahn has to offer is the small village church. With a unique churchtower and two large bronze bells, Saint Anthony’s Simultaneous Church is used by both Catholics and Evangelicals.
The easiest way to get to Hahn is via the Frankfurt-Hahn Airport, but the town is actually located on the other side of the runway from the terminal – so visitors will need to rent a car or take a shuttle or taxi to get to their local accommodations. The airport terminal has several shops and bars, as well as nearby hotels attached to the terminal.
Written by local enthusiast for Frankfurt-Hahn hostelsJakob Lombardi