Water sports and culture in the new Ratzeburg Youth Hostel

The island town of Ratzeburg is in the middle of the Lauenburg Lakes Nature Park. The town centre is surrounded on all sides by lakes and promises a wealth of outdoor activities in and around the water. Located directly on the lake, Ratzeburg Youth Hostel, newly built in 2012, is a modern property with a cosy ambience. A lakeside terrace and rooftop offer beautiful views of Ratzeburg lake. The nearby lakeside bathing site is a delightful place in which to spend a beautiful summer's day. And anyone who wants to relax can unwind in the hostel's sauna.
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Opening hours
The house is open

6.45 a.m. - 10.30 p.m.

The reception is open

7.00 a.m. - 10.30 p.m.


1.30 p.m. - 10.00 p.m.

Closing time

Open all year except

16. Dec 2018 - 03. Jan 2019

15. Dec 2019 - 28. Dec 2019

03. Jan 2020 - 06. Jan 2020

Prices 2018

B&B from Half board from Full board from
€ 25.60 - € 32.90

Prices 2019

B&B from Half board from Full board from
€ 27.00 - € 33.50

The hostel is located in the Lauenburg Lakes Nature Park, on Lake Ratzeburg. The town centre is 300 m away. You can get to the hostel by taking the train to Ratzeburg station and then taking a bus to the "Rathaus" ("Town Hall") stop.

The modern Hostel has 170 beds in double and 4-bed rooms, cosy family rooms, rooms mostly with shower/toilet or nearby showers/toilets, 5 common and dining rooms, conference rooms with technical equipment, W-LAN, sea terrace and jetty. The sauna with a chill-out room promises visitors a relaxing experience. The highlight of Ratzeburg Youth Hostel is its large roof terrace with cosy furniture and a magnificent view of the lake.

Room Floor space
Max. number of participants
  • cinema
  • parliament
  • block
  • U-shaped block
    U-shaped block
  • circle
Floor Rent per day
Aussicht 1 41 sqm 48 16 - 20 25 2 upon request
Aussicht 2 48 sqm 54 16 - 20 25 2 upon request
Aussicht 1+2 kombiniert 89 sqm 100 32 - 44 - 2 upon request
Kaminzimmer 41 sqm - - 6 12 10 2 upon request
Clubraum 33 sqm - - 6 - 10 1 upon request
Seeblick 2 54 sqm 48 24 16 22 40 GF upon request
Seeblick 3 58 sqm 48 24 16 22 40 GF upon request
Seeblick 2+3 kombiniert 112 sqm 100 60 32 44 80 GF upon request
Conference equipment

blackboard, CD player, flip chart, internet access (WiFi), metaplan board, overhead projector, pin board, presentation case, projector, screen

Nature and culture in Ratzeburg

Ratzeburg is located in a beautiful lakeland area. There are 2 sailing schools close by. Besides sailing and rowing boats, pedal boats, canoes, hydrobikes and dragon boats can also be hired. A well-marked network of hiking trails is suitable for walking and cycling. The cathedral and its courtyard with museums form the cultural centre of the town. Culture is very important here. Barlach Museum, A. Paul Weber Museum, District Museum and St. Georgsberger Kirche (church) are really worth seeing. The Ratzeburg "Erlebnisbahn" ("Experience Train") offers unusual leisure options. Take a ride on the hand-lever draisine handcar along a now unused railway track.

Trips and excursions

  • UNESCO World Heritage Site of Lübeck
  • "Hansapark" amusement park
  • "Sea Life Center" aquarium on Timmendorf beach
  • Shopping and musicals in Hamburg
  • Trip to Lüneburg