Basics and Fees
Time schedule
How to find us


Basics and Fees
Course fee: 280 – 330 € (according to self-assessment) including accommodation and full board (excluding dinner on Friday)

Without overnight stay and breakfast the course fee is 230 – 280 € (according to self-assessment).

Accompanying persons can stay in the youth hostel for 105 – 155 € (according to self-assessment) and receive the same meals as the participants.

Accompanying persons without overnight stay and breakfast pay 55 – 105 € (according to self-assessment).

On the subject of self-assessment: The strong, sometimes unpredictable price increases naturally also affect our course weekend. In addition, we find a discount for certain groups unfair, because everyone has situations in which the wallet is more or less loose. We want the course to remain affordable for everyone. Therefore, we offer you a range from which you can choose the amount of your course fee. We ask you to pay the course fee that you can afford based on your own assessment.

Instruments for hire: €30.00

No instruments are provided for the ensemble courses.

Our courses have a maximum of 9 participants/ course (15 participants in ensemble courses)

In 2024 there will be courses for Hümmelchen (C/D), half-open bagpipes (G/C), hurdy-gurdy, diatonic accordion, dance, violin and ensemble.

After consultation with the lecturers, participants whose level of play differs significantly from the requirements of the course can switch to another course.


Time schedule

If necessary, you can already put your luggage in the Seminar room 3 from 2 pm on friday.

From 2-3 pm on friday all hurdy-gurdy players also have the opportunity to have their instruments checked through in course room 1 for minor problems. If you have questions about tuning and maintenance Alex will assist you. Please note that NO REPAIRS can be made within this offer.

Keys for your rooms can be collected from 3.30 pm onwards at OUR registration desk (not Youth Hostel desk!) situated in the dining hall right behind the main entrance. In case you booked a room directly at the youth hostel (choosing “No accommodation in the Youth Hostel” during registration) you will receive your keys at the youth hostel entrance desk.

All participants gather at 4:30 pm in the dining room of the youth hostel (directly at the entrance) for a welcome. First lectures will be right after the assembly.

The end of the workshop weekend will be at lunch on Sunday. After lunch, we will have a voluntary concert with all participants. From last years’ experience until approximately 2.30 pm.

Mini workshops:

Additionally, to the “normal” workshops for your chosen instrument, we will offer “Mini-workshops”. These will take place 45 minutes before lunch and dinner on Saturday. Of course, you are free to use this time to practice individually or visit Nuremberg historical town centre.

More information and some topics of mini-workshops you can find here:

How to find us
Address: Burg 2, 90403 Nuremberg
Here you can find the Youth Hostel via Google Maps.

Parking in front of the Youth Hostel is only for loading and unloading. Please use Maxtorparkhaus or the adjacent streets (only few parking lots) to park your car.
Arriving by train you can use U2 or U3 directly from the main station until Rathenauplatz. From there it is a 5-minute walk. Walking directly from the main station takes about 20 minutes.