Conference- and rehearsal rooms

Amenities for conference guests

Idyllic and undisturbed - in old Grafenberg Castle, conference guests will find ideal conditions for successful conferences and workshops. Not only the exceptional ambiance of the ancient castle, but also the three spacious conference rooms of "Vogtei", "Knappensaal" and "Rüstkammer" will turn your conferences into something special. Although the mediaeval atmosphere is evident throughout the castle, you won't miss anything: the rooms are bright and comfortable, and the conference rooms come with modern seminar and media technology.

Do you want to do something after a tiring seminar day? Discover the natural beauty of the Eifel National Park and enjoy the many recreational opportunities nearby. Or benefit from Seminar Service Plus: in cooperation with our partner "Natur bewegt", the hostel team has developed specific action modules for conference groups. The timing, duration and objective are decided on in consultation with the seminar leader. Team-training, role-playing or concentration exercises – you decide what's right for your group.

A romantic castle, the varied landscape of the northern Eifel and modern conference facilities - Burg Blankenheim Youth Hostel is the ideal place for both professional and inspired work.

Individual day packages

Take advantage of the favourable conference rates for groups of ten people or more. Do you need a second seminar room or have any special requests regarding the catering? Blankenheim Youth Hostel would be happy to make you an offer. Please see the table below for a list of the seminar rooms and their room rates.

Service

  • Opening hours: 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.
  • Reception: 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.
  • Seminar participants will receive a building and room key on request
  • Our hostel team will give you personal and professional advice to help you plan your conference
  • Seminar Service Plus: social programme for your conference (e.g., archery, climbing, role playing and barbecue)

Seminar Service Plus

The ambience of Burg Blankenheim Youth Hostel offers an authentic setting for a variety of workshop or seminar supplements. In cooperation with our partner "Natur bewegt", the hostel team has developed modules designed specifically for conference groups. Their task is to promote each individual's bodily awareness and ability to concentrate, to actively support the team-building process within the group, and to offer space for long-term community experiences.

The timing and duration, focus and target are always redefined from one event to the next, because as a seminar leader, you know what would be best for your event:

  • Team training: archery or climbing
  • Cooperative games: drama or role playing
  • Barbecue or midnight snack

Food

When catering, the kitchen team puts great emphasis on quality and value for money. The hostel staff is naturally happy to cater for specific vegetarian and religious dietary requirements. Flexible mealtimes and seminar catering are possible.

On request:

  • Evening barbecues
  • Midnight snack
  • Mediaeval banquet
  • Brunch

Non-profit organizations

Non-profit organizations receive a 10% discount on their conference room rental.

Room Floor space
Max. number of participants
  • cinema
    cinema
  • parliament
    parliament
  • block
    block
  • U-shaped block
    U-shaped block
  • circle
    circle
Floor Rent per day
Vogtei 100 sqm 116 64 24 45 - GF upon request
Knappensaal 42 sqm 44 16 20 16 - 3 upon request
Rüstkammer 26 sqm 30 12 16 19 - 2 upon request
Rittersaal 120 sqm - - - - - - upon request
Conference equipment

DVD player, flip chart, overhead projector, projector, screen, slide projector, speaker's desk, stereo system, TV set, video recorder, Fax, piano, photocopier

Make music where lords and knights were once at home: the unique atmosphere of Grafenberg Castle is inspiring, especially for choirs and music groups. The rehearsal rooms in the old castle walls provide unparalleled acoustics. The instruments and technology provided make Burg Blankenheim Youth Hostel a great choice for all music fans. And if guests have a bit of time between rehearsals, a stroll through the quiet town with its half-timbered houses is the ideal respite. In the evening, everyone meets up in the "Burgverlies", the hostel's own bistro, to enjoy the evening in a rustic atmosphere.

As a Music Hostel, Blankenheim Youth Hostel naturally also offers services to suit the needs of musical groups: rehearsal times, leisure activities and catering to suit your rehearsal schedule – the hostel team can help you plan everything even in the early stages.

Small and large groups can rehearse undisturbed in Blankenheim Youth Hostel: choirs and music groups of 140 people or more can benefit from the "Youth Hostel EXCLUSIVE" offer. The entire hostel will then be at your group's sole disposal. Then no-one will mind if things get a bit loud!

It's not just the three in-house rehearsal rooms and modern music equipment that make the hostel a popular destination for choirs and music groups - it is above all the special ambience of the castle and the excellent acoustics of the old building that provide ideal conditions for rehearsals.

Service

  • The hostel is open from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.
  • The reception is open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
  • Group leaders will receive a front door key on request
  • The youth hostel team would be happy to help you plan your stay.
  • Youth Hostel EXCLUSIVE: book the entire hostel for your sole use

Food

The right food makes an important contribution to a generally successful rehearsal experience. Our kitchen team has responded to this challenge with a varied range of meals: all the food that's served is healthy, light and always tasty. You should discuss with us any special dietary requirements when planning your stay so that your wishes can be incorporated into your rehearsal schedule. We are flexible. That's why our kitchen team will also try to comply with any vegetarian or religious dietary requirements as far as possible.

Amenities for choirs and music groups

  • 4 rehearsal rooms in the hostel (26, 45, 100 & 120 m²) for groups of up to 100 people, including the great hall with a ceiling height of 3.6 m
  • Internet connection (W-LAN)
  • Castle bistro
  • Barbecue hut
  • Table tennis tables

Instruments & technology

  • 2 pianos
  • Electric piano
  • 2 guitars
  • Stereo system
  • CD player
  • DVD player
  • Digital projector
  • 2 TV sets

Room Floor space Height
Max. number of participants
  • Choir
  • Orchestra
Floor Daylight Rent per day
Vogtei 100 sqm 2.5 m - - GF yes upon request
Knappensaal 45 sqm 2.5 m - - 3 yes upon request
Rittersaal 120 sqm 3.7 m - - 2 yes upon request
Rehearsal room equipment

digital piano, piano, stereo / PA equipment