DJH Youth Hostel Kretzschau

About Us

School groups – Groups – Families – Handicapped-Accessible

Peacefully located on a lake and surrounded by nature, it’s easy to just relax and take in an extra portion of fresh air. The hostel has plenty of room for sports and other freetime activities, and was designated a "Sports Hostel" by the German Sports Union.

Our large outdoor grounds, activities’ center, as well as a large dance studio make our hostel especially attractive to school and sporting groups who wish to customize their own personalized retreat. From our front door, the easy access to our soccer field and lake also give you a wide range of recreational possibilities.

Historical Information

Lake Kretzschau

Lake Kretzschau was formed through flooding the former mine, "Groitzschen II," in 1943. Over the last few decades, the lake has developed into part of a larger recreation area in the Saale-Unstrut-Triasland Nature Preserve, right outside the city of Zeitz.