Healthy, tasty, active, relaxing and with youthful flair - this is the slogan for a new youth hostel quality. The concept for these "Youth hostels with 'GUT DRAUF' offers" has been developed by the German Federal Centre for Health Education (Bundeszentrale für gesundheitliche Aufklärung, BzgA) in cooperation with transfer e. V. and Deutsches Jugendherbergswerk. It is based on the creation of connections between healthy eating, a harmonious house and group atmosphere and a stress-reducing relaxation and movement programme.
The GUT DRAUF concept also means that young people should be able to experience what is good for them in a self-determined, playful and exciting way. The concept is based on the knowledge that young people are much more likely to take on health-promoting action alternatives if they are accompanied by fun, wellness and enjoyment than if they are accompanied by risk explanations that appeal to common sense and are frequently frightening.
Healthy, tasty food that is accordingly presented, a welcome drink, cocktail bar, organised picnics, food parties, organised sports events and excursions, a casino with a prize buffet, a beauty salon, dream holidays, animated kicks and games, designing cosy corners and relaxation room are just a few items in the GUT DRAUF repertoire.