Our hostel is located right on the central "Goetheplatz" square. That's where the car-free downtown starts, with all the sights of Weimar in easy walking distance from the hostel. Goetheplatz is also the place where all the bus lines meet, such as line 6 to the Buchenwald Memorial.
Arrival by train
The walk from the train station directly to the hostel takes about 10 minutes. It is just straight on to the city centre.
The bus takes about 3 minutes from the station to the hostel. Take bus number 1, 3, 6 or 7 in the direction of Goetheplatz. You will get off oppostite the hostel. The entrance is on your left. You can buy the ticket from the driver on the bus for 2,20 Euro.
Arrival by bicyle
Two bike paths cross Weimar: the "Ilmtal-Radwanderweg" and the „Thüringer Städtekette-Radweg“.
If you arrive from the direction Erfurt on the „Städtekette-Radweg“ you will directly pass the hostel. You will recognize Goetheplatz from the main post office and the many busses which stop here. The hostel is just left, next to the main post office building.
If you arrive from the direction of Jena respectively Bad Berka or Buttelstedt you will have to leave the "Ilmtal-Radweg" at "Kegelbrücke". From here you can follow the "Städtekette-Radweg" direction to Erfurt / centre of Weimar until you reach Goetheplatz. This way is well marked, but less beautiful. Its more impressive and shorter, if you cross the "Kegelbrücke". So you will leave the official bike path. Turn right after "Kegelbrücke" onto "Gerberstraße". It changes name first to "Unterer Graben" and later to "Graben". At the end is the "Goetheplatz". You will recognize Goetheplatz from the main post office and the many busses which stop here. The hostel is just left next to the main post office building.
Arrival by car
If you come by car just follow the hotel guidance system and the red accommodation pictogram. At Goetheplatz you can park your car for a short time at the hotel unloading bay just after the bus stops. We recommend to our guests the free parking space at "Hermann-Brill-Platz". A close commercial car park is the "Parkhaus An der Hauptpost". For your check-in, you can use the parking space in front of the Hotel next to us ("Russischer Hof"). We will show you how to get to the parking opportunities.
Leave the motorway A 4 at the exit Weimar. Just follow the signs towards the centre of Weimar. You will drive on "Rudolfstädter Straße", which changes name later to "Berkaer Straße". It will end at "Belvederer Allee", in front of you is the Ilm Park. Now you turn left. Just stay on the main road until you reach "Goetheplatz" - "Belvederer Allee" changes name to "Marienstraße". In a left turn it changes name to "Steubenstraße". Turn right at the next big intersection onto "Gropiusstraße". Just behind the next traffic lights turn left onto "Sophienstiftsplatz". On your right hand side you will see the back of the National Theater. Turn right after the following intersection controlled by traffic lights onto "Heinrich-Heine-Straße". Now you drive straight and you will reach "Goetheplatz". The hostel is located on your left hand side, one building before the main post office building.
If you arrive from Erfurt on the B7, you will drive on "Erfurter Straße" (B85) into town. Before it changes name to "Gropius Straße", at the National Theater, you turn left into "Heinrich-Heine-Straße". Drive now straight and you will reach "Goetheplatz". The hostel is located on your left hand side, one building before the main post office building.
If you arrive from Jena on the B7, you will drive on "Jenaer Straße" (B7) into town. Later it changes name to "Friedensstraße". After you crossed the river Ilm, you will get to an intersection with traffic lights. Here you follow "Friedensstraße" to the left. On your right hand side you will see the Welcome-Center, the former Gauforum. Just right after the intersection with traffic lights you turn left into "F.-Freiligrath-Str." Drive straight until you reach "Untergraben" Follow it to the right. Drive until its end, here you can park 30 minutes for free. …time enough to come to the hostel, check in and ask the receptionists for directions to free parking spaces. The hostel is just above of the "Graben" on "Goetheplatz". The hostel is just left next to the main post office building.