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 Kehl. To help you make friends with Kehl before you visit, we've included a few helpful and fun things you should know about the area. Enjoy!
Kehl, Baden-Württemberg, Germany, is situated in the southwest part of the country, on the River Rhine, which separates Germany and France. Across the river, you find the well-known French city, Strasbourg -- there's a big bridge "Europabrücke," which connects both towns. As it was so close to the border in Medieval times, Kehl has been destroyed many times, but now it serves as a good example of friendship and peace amongst European countries. Being a rather small town, Kehl offers its visitors the opportunity to enjoy a calm and relaxed holiday with good local food and the opportunity to visit the nearby, world-famous Black Forest.
Kehl and Strasbourg share a huge recreational area, with the river at its heart. The "Passerelle des deux Rives" invites walkers and cyclists to enjoy the beautiful surrounding area; on fine days, you can even see the Black Forst and Vogese after climbing just over two hundred steps up the "Weißtannenturm" in the east side of the park. Around the tower, you find an adventure playground for all ages containing a waterslide, balance garden, a pirate ship, tree houses, and skate area. If you feel like doing some city sightseeing, why not just head over the river to Strasbourg, where you can enjoy French hospitality, admire its famous cathedral, or visit the European Parliament. Bus Number Twenty-One takes you every fifteen minutes directly to the tramstop in Strasbourg; from here, you can further explore the city.
A lot of people choose to put up camp on the German side of the river when they plan to visit Strasbourg, as it is a lot quieter and cheaper than on the French side. For young -- and young-at-heart -- travelers as well as families, there are a few options for accommodations here. Your options for a hostel in Kehl, Baden-Württemberg, Germany, will be fairly priced; there is a Kehl, Baden-Württemberg, Germany hostel option run by the non-for-profit German Youth Hostelling Association, a campsite, and a handful of hotels from which to choose.
Written by local enthusiast for Kehl hostelsSophie