Experience adventures, stretch your own limits and survive in the wild - the Simmerath-Rurberg Youth Hostel for Outdoor and Adventure Sports offers varied survival and outdoor programmes for kids and teens, families, groups and school classes.
The outdoor area, the wild Eifel countryside and the Rursee lake located nearby provide ideal conditions for the "Adventure Academy": right next to the youth hostel there is the eight-metre-high climbing tower with different climbing routes and the high-rope course in the youth hostel forest does full justice to its name with a total of 15 stations with heights of up to 14 metres. Here you will have to get onto the giant's ladder and cross the shaky rope bridge! Who is bold enough to brave the high-speed descent on the zip line? Out of the air and into the water: on the Rursee lake, adventurers can explore the branched lake with the Canadian or build seaworthy rafts from barrels, logs and branches. Survival training will take you deep into the Eifel countryside. Armed with a map, compass and GPS devices, participants must survive in the wilderness. Can they make their way back to the youth hostel? Fortunately, the participants will already have learned how to make fire and build an emergency shelter!