Welcome in the southern Harz Mountains - welcome in Gorenzen

Enjoy sports and nature in the hostel in the forest

You'll find the Gorenzen Hostel in a delightful forested setting in the southern Harz Mountains. Guests seeking peace and rest will find what they're looking for in this expansive property and the surrounding hiking trails. Our sports facilities are also available for groups looking for training retreats or simply just for fun. The Gorenzen Hostel is especially suited for people who wish to use the hostel as a base for exciting trips into the Harz Mountains and Kyffhäuser Region.
With this kind of setting, our hostel is ideally suited for school groups, training camps, seminar groups, and music groups, but is also a fantastic destination for family vacations.     

Popular destinations are Lutherstadt Eisleben, the "Europa-Rosarium" in Sangerhausen, the Mining Museum in Wettelrode and the resort town of Wippra. The well-known "Josephskreuz," largest cross of its kind, can be seen for miles around on the 580 m high "Großen Auerberg" near Stolberg and attracts numerous visitors every year.

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Opening hours
The reception is open

8.00 a.m. - 8.00 p.m.


4.00 p.m. - 8.00 p.m.

Closing time

01. Jan - 31. Mar

Hostel is open all year round except Christmas.

Prices 2018

B&B from Half board from Full board from
€ 19.00 € 24.50 € 29.00
If you want to stay in a German Youth Hostel, you have to be a member of the German Youth Hostel Association or any other national Youth Hostel Association.

Prices 2019

B&B from Half board from Full board from
€ 21.00 € 26.50 € 31.50
If you want to stay in a German Youth Hostel, you have to be a member of the German Youth Hostel Association or any other national Youth Hostel Association.


  • 124 beds, divided among 2 houses
  • 26 beds are in the "Hunting Lodge"  (can be booked by Groups)
  • 1- to 7- bed rooms, some with an individual sink
  • shower/toilet facilities on each floor
  • special rooms for leaders with private bathroom
  • 4 rooms are wheelchair-friendly


  • Large outdoor grounds with sport and recreation areas
  • Grill areas
  • Campfire area
  • 3 TV Lounges
  • fireplace
  • Bowling Alley (fully automated)
  • Multi-purpose room for sports and Music
  • Soccer field (100m x 60m)
  • Basketball court
  • Handball field
  • Volleyball court
  • Table tennis
  • Billiards
  • Disco
  • Sports Equipment

Room Floor space
Max. number of participants
  • cinema
  • parliament
  • block
  • U-shaped block
    U-shaped block
  • circle
Floor Rent per day
Seminarraum 1 64 sqm 60 40 35 35 35 B € 50.00
Seminarraum 2 58 sqm 45 25 25 25 30 B € 30.00
Conference equipment

flip chart, microphone system, projector, screen

Room Floor space Height
Max. number of participants
  • Choir
  • Orchestra
Floor Daylight Rent per day
Jagdhauszimmer 55 sqm 3.9 m 40 30 1 yes upon request
Freizeitraum 123 sqm 2.4 m 70 50 GF yes upon request
Urlaub im Südharz

Der Südharz ist bedeckt von großen Waldgebieten und weiten Wiesentälern, die bestens für Jogger, Wander- und Radwandertouren geeignet sind

Martin Luther ist der wohl berühmteste Sohn dieser Region. In Eisleben befinden sich Geburts - und Sterbehaus des Reformators. In Mansfeld hingegen liegt das Elternhaus Luthers, in dem er seine Kindheit verbrachte. Die Luthergedenkstätten sind von der UNESCO als Weltkulturerbe aufgenommen worden.

Die weltweit größte Rosensammlung erwartet Sie im Europa-Rosarium Sangerhausen. Über 8.300 Rosenarten auf 13 ha werden hier seit über 100 Jahren von Fachleuten zusammengetragen. 
Weitere Ausflüge in der Region führen zur Sommerrodelbahn nach Wippra, zum Reiterhof nach Annarode oder in das Bergbaumuseum Wettelrode. Die schöne Umgebung entlang des Wippertals lässt sich am besten bei einer Fahrt mit der kleinen Bahn "Wipperliese" entdecken.


  • UNESCO world heritage site and Luther memorial in the Lutherean city of Eisleben and Mansfeld
    • Luther's Birthplace and Luther's Death House in Eisleben
    • Luther's Parents' Home in Mansfeld
  • castle, and Luther fountain in Mansfeld
  • Grillenberg forest
  • equestrian centre in Annarode
  • summer toboggan run, high-ropes garden and brewery museum in Wippra
  • Europa Rosarium and Spengler museum in Sangerhausen
  • show mine and mining museum in Wettelrode with mining educational trail
  • historic city centre, "Thyragrotte" water park in Stolberg
  • St. Jospeh's cross
  • "Wipperliese" (regional train running from Wippra to Klostermansfeld)
  • Pullmann City II wild west village
  • Europe's biggest miniature railway world in Wiehe