Location & Arrival

Ortenberg is located at the entrance of the Kinzigtal valley, between the Rhine and the Black Forest. Wine-growing defines the village. The hostel is situated in a castle above the town. Ortenberg Castle, first mentioned in a document as a castle in 1167, was destroyed in 1678 and was rebuilt in the Gothic Revival style from 1838 to 1843.
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Arriving by public transport
Ortenberg can be reached by train via the Rhine Valley line between Karlsruhe and Basel, Offenburg railway station (with ICE stop) or the Schwarzwaldbahn (Black Forest Railway), Gengenbach station.
From there, take either the 7134 or 7160 bus to Ortenberg, get off at the "Schloss/Freudental" stop. Journey time from Offenburg about 10 minutes, from Gengenbach about 15 minutes.
The castle is only about 500 m from the "Schloss/Freudental" stop. Go to the Krone (restaurant) (follow the main road to Gengenbach) and turn left into the road to the castle; follow it up the hill right to the hostel.

Rail service for DJH members
The Community Travel GmbH offers DJH members discounted RIT tickets for a return journey within Germany - this applies only in conjunction with stays in a hostel. School classes and groups can make use of this offer. You must carry confirmation of your booking with you when travelling.

Our partner can handle your enquiry via the booking hotline +49 4845  79 18 464 or www.anreise-jugendherberge.de. Payment must be made ​​by direct debit. Tickets will be sent by post or online by e-mail. In the event of a cancellation, the ticket may be returned free of charge to the agency up to the first day of travel.

Arriving by car/bus
If you are driving here, take the A5 (Frankfurt-Basel) motorway and take the Offenburg exit; then take the B33 towards Villingen-Schwenningen.
Behind Offenburg, take Ortenberg-Elgersweier exit.
In Ortenberg, go straight ahead at the mini roundabout (narrow road just to the left of the Krone inn) and follow the road to the castle until you get to the hostel.

Caution: only buses with a maximum length of 12 m can drive up to the hostel.
GPS coordinates:
N 48 ° 26'38, 40 "
E 007 ° 58'21, 60 "