Thursday, March 11, 2010

FDC from Germany/FDC de l'Allemagne

100 years Hostels/100 années Auberges

Provide cheap, basic accommodation, young people, other people, countries and cultures get to know you: This is the aim of the youth hostels. The idea for the establishment of hostels had 1909 the elementary school teacher Richard Schirrmann (1874-1961), years ago, therefore amounts to 100. As early as 1912, he was able to open on the Sauerland Altena Castle in the first youth hostel. The idea of making an international school. Today establish Hostels in Germany 560 and a further 4,000 houses in 90 countries, a network of social clubs, which spans the world. In summary, they are in the youth hostel world association "Hostelling International". By pure hostels for young people, the houses also become popular holiday accommodation for families.

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