The man who invented youth hostels

When German schoolteacher, Richard Schirrmann, moved to Altena, a small town surrounded by the Sauerland’s wooded hills, in 1903, life for the newly married, 29 year-old teacher was full of promise. The following is an extract from the biography of Richard Schirrmann. The Sauerland is an outdoor paradise for those escaping the industrialised cities of... Continue Reading →

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