From the hostel on foot to the historic old town or the Greifswald Bodden, © DJH MV / Danny Gohlke
Youth hostels, barrier-free, youth travel

Welcome to our city hostel between the Islands of Usedom and Rügen. Here you can have it all: Culture, nature, history and sports - it's all on your doorstep.

Highlights of the Hanseatic city very close: From our youth hostel you can walk to the museum harbor and the historic old town in a few minutes. Walk in and around Greifswald in the footsteps of the most famous painter of the Romantic period, Caspar David Friedrich.

Despite its perfect location in the city, our house is spacious and comfortable: Bistro and playroom, a large outdoor area with playground, beach volleyball court and barbecue area offer school classes, groups and families plenty of space for relaxed fellowship.
Three seminar rooms with conference technology far from the guest rooms are perfect for seminars and workshops - bookable at a complete price for room rental, conference technology, drinks and WLAN.

Located between the two popular Baltic Sea islands of Rügen and Usedom, our house also offers the perfect starting point for excursions into breathtaking nature. Or you can start with a rental bike directly from the premises for a tour on the Baltic Sea Cycle Route.

We make program!
You don't want to choose your own activities during the vacation? You need a class trip program with added value? Then book the right experience or the ideal educational offer to go with your overnight stay! From the art class trip to the music vacation camp, our focus is on the interactive cultural experience.

Our highlights in brief

For explorers: Hanseatic and university town, historic old town (2 km), museum harbor, between Rügen and Usedom

Special facilities: Bistro, Game room, 3 seminar rooms far away from the guest rooms

Outdoor facilities: playground, barbecue area, table tennis, football field, beach & volleyball court, streetball

open all year round

 

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Your destination:
Jugendherberge Greifswald
Pestalozzistraße 11/12
17489 Greifswald



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© Vincent Leifer

Watermill Hanshagen

  • Mühlenblick, 17509 Hanshagen

Visit the listed Watermill Hanshagen built in 1524. Experience the history, enjoy the superb Environment, eat, celebrate and stay overnight or get married here! Start your trips to the Hanse town Greifswald and Stralsund or to the Islands of Usedom or Rügen.

Read more: "Watermill Hanshagen"
© Caspar-David-Friedrich-Gesellschaft e. V., ©2021 Gudrun Koch

Caspar David Friedrich Center

  • Open today
  • Lange Straße, 17489 Greifswald

The Caspar-David-Friedrich-Zentrum, opened in 2004 in the historic Seifensiederei and expanded in 2011 to include the entire former residential and commercial building of the Friedrich family, commemorates the great painter and greatest son of the city of Greifswald. It is also a museum, documentation and research center. Caspar David Friedrich was born here on September 5, 1774.

Read more: "Caspar David Friedrich Center"
© TMV/Gohlke

Tremt surf spot

  • Freely accessible at any time
  • 18519 Tremt

On east wind days Tremt is a popular shallow water spot on the Greifswalder Bodden. The entry area is a bit narrow, but you can do it on the water and on land really wide. A fat nozzle provides extra power in kites and sails.

Read more: "Tremt surf spot"
© TMV/Gohlke

Surfspot Ludwigsburg

  • Freely accessible at any time
  • 17509 Ludwigsburg

In southern and south-westerly winds Ludwigsburg is first choice in the direct vicinity of Greifswald - and also the only one. For the slightly gusty wind the spot reimburses with a large Shallow area and plenty of space to build up.

Read more: "Surfspot Ludwigsburg"
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Nautic VR - Experience virtual reality

  • Open today
  • Lange Reihe, 17489 Greifswald

At Nautic-VR you can explore virtual reality together with your friends! So put on your goggles and off you go!

Read more: "Nautic VR - Experience virtual reality"
© TMV/Gohlke

Village Church Groß Kiesow

  • Schulstraße, 17495 Groß Kiesow

The Church dates from the 13th century and is built of stone and brick. Next to the church begins a pilgrim path, which is signposted with 8 stations.

Read more: "Village Church Groß Kiesow"
© Gudrun Koch

Eldena monastery ruins

  • Freely accessible at any time
  • Wolgaster Landstraße, 17493 Greifswald

The monastery ruins and park are a popular excursion destination for Greifswald residents and their guests. The monastery ruins are also the starting and finishing point of the themed cycle path "Route of North German Romanticism", which traces the stations and lives of the North German Romantics of Western Pomerania.

Read more: "Eldena monastery ruins"
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Loissin surf spot

  • Freely accessible at any time
  • 17509 Loissin

You can reach the spot via the campsite, where you can also take a shower and, of course, pitch your tent. Beginners will find a large standing area in Loissin. Experienced surfers will be happy about the fantastic shallow water conditions. The spot works with wind from west to northeast.

Read more: "Loissin surf spot"
© Dörte Wolfgramm-Stühmeyer

Regional store WOLFGRAMM

  • Closed today
  • Zum alten Mischplatz, 17498 Levenhagen

Regionalladen WOLFGRAMM brings together the diversity of the region.

Read more: "Regional store WOLFGRAMM"
© Gudrun Koch

University of Greifswald

  • Domstraße, 17489 Greifswald

The University of Greifswald is one of the oldest universities in Europe. The baroque main building with the old faculties in the middle of the old town is a particularly popular destination for tourists.

Read more: "University of Greifswald"
© Gudrun Koch

Marketplace of the University and Hanseatic City of Greifswald

  • Freely accessible at any time
  • Markt, 17489 Greifswald

The development of the town of Greifswald began with the founding of Hilda Monastery. The town was first mentioned in a document in 1248 and received its town charter in 1250. The market square is the heart of the historic old town. Caspar David Friedrich painted the market square with a view of the Ratsapotheke and part of the town hall as a watercolor - on display in the Pomeranian State Museum.

Read more: "Marketplace of the University and Hanseatic City of Greifswald"
© Gudrun Koch

Greifswald barrage

  • Am Ryck, 17493 Greifswald

The Greifswald barrage is located in the water cross-section of the Ryck federal waterway at the mouth of the "Dänische Wiek" in the Greifswald-Wieck district. It forms an integral part of the flood protection system for the University and Hanseatic City of Greifswald.

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© Gudrun Koch

Caspar-David-Friedrich-Bildweg

  • Rathaus/Markt, 17489 Greifswald

Discover the almost authentic pictorial motifs of the artist born in Greifswald - Caspar David Friedrich. At vantage points, which Friedrich chose as motifs for his works and which are still preserved today, you can recreate the typical Friedrich mood.

Read more: "Caspar-David-Friedrich-Bildweg"
© Gudrun Koch

Caspar-David-Friedrich-Bildweg

Discover the almost authentic pictorial motifs of the artist born in Greifswald - Caspar David Friedrich. At vantage points, which Friedrich chose as motifs for his works and which are still preserved today, you can recreate the typical Friedrich mood.

Read more: "Caspar-David-Friedrich-Bildweg"
© Gudrun Koch

Greifswald museum shipyard

  • Salinenstraße, 17489 Greifswald

The last historic shipyard in Greifswald is somewhat hidden on the northern side of the Ryck and was founded in 2001 as a self-help shipyard for owners of historic ships.

Read more: "Greifswald museum shipyard"
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