The European Capital of Culture 2010 has got -especially in terms of culture-a lot to offer. That this must not be boring, families can find out with a short-trip to the Ruhr-metropolis. If you book the special offer 3-for-2 of the youth hostel Essen, you will get one night for free! The youth hostel Essen is located right in the countryside, nearby the "Baldeney"-lake. Families can expect a terrific and varied spare-time offer with boat-trips, swimming and beach-volleyball. Above the "Baldeney"-lake one of the most significant tourist attractions of the Ruhrgebiet is located: The "Villa Hügel". It´s an important anchor point of the "Route of Industry Culture".Today in the former residence of the industry-clan "Krupp", alternate art-exhibitions are hold.The "Ruhrmuseum auf Zollverein" is an important stage of the "Route of Industry" as well. The "most beautiful coal mine of the world" was brought on stream in 1851, and supplied up to one million tons of coal per annual. Today the "Zeche Zollverein" is well-known for beeing the one and only plant world-wide, in which the complexity of this industrial sector is still reflected. Or are you in the mood for shopping? Then you are absolutely right in Essen: The "Limbeckerplatz" is Germanys biggest intra-urban shoppingmall.
A particular choice for families
- The "Baldeney"-lake is excellent suitable for byking, inline-skating and walking.Furthermore you will find at the lake: mini-golf, bycicle- and pedal boat rental.
- From the youth hostel the more than 40 stages of the "Route of Industry Culture" are well reachable.
This offer is bookable all-the-year.
Of course our youth hostel is suitable for wheel-chair users.
Children up to 2 years : free of charge
Extension-days are naturally possible, the prices are determined by the
current pricelist and will be reserved for you together with the weekend-offer.
Payment and travel documents
After receipt of your obliging weekend-booking we will post you a booking confirmation
and an account.
4 weeks before your start of the journey the entire amount is falling due to pay.
If you are willing to give us permission for a direct debit authorisation to simplify the procedure the entire amount will be debit not until 4 weeks before the start of your journey.
In case of short termed bookings (10 days before start of journey or later) the entire amount
is falling due to pay immediately.
In case of cancellation of booking or change of reservation we will charge 15€ per person.
We will post you the travel documents after receipt of the total amount before your
start of journey.
2 nights at the weekend ( friday to sunday) in a single or double bed or a family room.
Bedding and breakfast-buffet included.
Food and drinks
Meals will be served at a buffet.You can sort out locally with our service-team
further wishes of catering.
You will receive a package with tourist-informations of your destination and a prospect of the youth hostel.
Bus and train
The offer includes a ticket for the short-distance public transport of Aachen.This enables you to use all busses and trains intra urban.