Nature, campfires and a forest playground

Between Cuxhaven and Stade lies Wingst, a picturesque sandy heathland and woodland landscape for both young and old explorers. Whether on foot, by bicycle or on horseback, the forest is ideal for adventurous trips. The 40,000 m2 area of the hostel directly borders the forest and offers a large playing field, playground, beach volleyball court, boccia court and barbecue area. Spend the evening in a relaxed atmosphere around the campfire. And children can discover their wild side as forest researchers.
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Opening hours
The reception is open

8.30 a.m. - 12.30 p.m.

4.30 p.m. - 7.00 p.m.


4.30 p.m. - 7.00 p.m.

Closing time

Open all year round except 12/01/2021 - 01/31/2022

Prices 2021

B&B from Half board from Full board from
€ 27.00 - € 36.00

Prices 2022

B&B from Half board from Full board from
€ 27.00 - € 36.00

The focal point of Wingst Youth Hostel is the main building, a half-timbered house of Lower Saxony, around whose spacious courtyard other dormitory buildings are grouped. The hostel has 201 beds in rooms with 2 to 6 beds, central showers/toilets in the corridors, rooms for carers/supervisors, some of them with shower/toilet, 8 common or club rooms, 2 dining rooms, cosy chat corner, W-LAN. On the 50,000 m2 site near the forest, children can play, kick balls, run around and explore nature to their hearts' content.

Room Floor space
Max. number of participants
  • cinema
  • parliament
  • block
  • U-shaped block
    U-shaped block
  • circle
Floor Rent per day
Ellerbruch 40 sqm 40 20 35 30 20 GF upon request
Altkehdingen 40 sqm 40 20 35 30 20 GF upon request
Conference equipment

DVD player, flip chart, overhead projector, projector, screen, speaker's desk, TV set

Room Floor space Height
Max. number of participants
  • Choir
  • Orchestra
Floor Daylight Rent per day
Ellerbruch 40 sqm 2.6 m 35 25 GF yes upon request
Altkehdingen 40 sqm 3.2 m 35 25 GF yes upon request
Wald, Lagerfeuer und Stockbrot

Die Jugendherberge Wingst ist ein wahres Spielparadies für kleine und große Naturentdecker. Man kann hier herrlich verstecken spielen. Toben ist auf dem Fußball- oder Street- und Volleyballfeld im Sand möglich, Tischtennis-Rundlauf oder Freiluft-Schach sind herrliche Gruppenspiele.  Das 40.000 qm große Waldgelände der Jugendherberge lädt zum Schaukeln, Rutschen, Klettern und Toben ein. Gemütliche Lagerfeuerstellen stehen zum Stockbrotbacken bereit.

Trips and excursions

  • Natural history and open-air museum "Natureum Niederelbe" in Neuhaus
  • Mudflat walks and boat trips from Cuxhaven
  • Day trip to the island of Heligoland
  • Waterskiing in Neuhaus
  • Cities of Hamburg, Bremen and Bremerhaven