Burgdorf Youth Hostel

Schlossgässli 1, 3400 Burgdorf
  • Overnight stay in a historic castle
  • Castle restaurant with castle terrace
  • Free admission to the museum for overnight guests
  • Themed rooms
Castle café open daily 11.30 am - 5.30 pm

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Enjoy a fantastic stay in Burgdorf’s prominent landmark

For more than 800 years, a monument of national importance has stood in an imposing position on the castle cliff on the banks of the River Emme. This is Burgdorf Castle, which is now a museum, restaurant and youth hostel.

The commanding castle hill to the west and the striking Gysnauflühe cliff formation to the east of Burgdorf are popularly known as the gateway to the Emmental valley. The town founded by the Zähringer noble family in medieval times serves as the ideal starting point for hiking and cycling tours through the idyllic Emmental valley and excursions to the nearby capital city of Bern. Alternatively, do as the locals do and sit down in a café in the old town, stroll along the River Emme, visit the Castle Museum or Franz Gertsch Museum and simply breath deeply and relax.

Offers and activities


Exhibition at Burgdorf Castle Museum

Get to the bottom of various questions in the exciting and compact museum exhibition. The Swiss Youth Hostels are part of Swiss cultural history. Now, their 100-year success story has been brought to life.


Outdoor escape games

Join your family and friends in uncovering puzzling secrets at our youth hostels in Brugg, Burgdorf and Richterswil.


Burgdorf ‘Heart Loops’ walking trails package

Enjoy fun and adventure on your bike on the Hügu Himu (Heavenly Hills) cycling trails and on foot on the Herzschlaufen (Heart Loops) walking trails in Burgdorf.

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Henry Gabathuler & Team