Between the upper reaches of the Saxon Saale river and the southern end of the Thuringian Forest, the individual bunks of St. Catherine’s Church offer a relaxing stay.

Below the Baroque castle, in the middle of the densely built-up small town of Hirschberg, St. Katharina’s slender church tower stretches into the sky. The sublime effect of the fieldstone church continues magically in the inside. In the high-ceilinged nave, newly designed sleeping berths are spread across the three-storey galleries. At first hardly visible, they offer their overnight guests unexpected comfort. Whether secluded in private, or open in community: thanks to the royal blue curtains, the bunks can be appropriated individually by up to four people. In addition, a book library initiated by the church community and a reading corner in the church hall invite you to relax and linger. Sanitary facilities and a kitchen are located in the neighbouring parsonage. The local museum provides detailed information about the local tanning history, which can also be impressively explored by means of numerous buildings and remnants of the former leather factory. Shopping facilities such as a supermarket and bakery, but also restaurants and an ATM can be found in the village.


Amenities and additional info

  • 3 bunks, 1 double bed and 2 single beds
  • You have to bring your own sleeping bag
  • Towels available
  • WC and washing facilities in the neighbouring parsonage
  • Kitchen with basic equipment and refrigerator in the neighbouring parsonage
  • Tables and furniture in the church hall
  • Exchange library in the church hall
  • Storage space for luggage
  • Parking in front of the church available
  • E-charging station in town
  • Shopping facilities, bakery, ATM, restaurants in town
  • Museum for tannery and town history in town