Retreat Online Registration

The Heart of Our Faith: Healing Ourselves and Our World.  featuring our theme speaker, Rev. Thandeka.

November 15th to 17th, 2019

Bad Homburg, Germany - Youth Hostel (DJH Jugendherberge), Bad Homburg

Regular registration for the Fall Retreat is now closed. If you didn’t register in time, you can still get on a waiting list by going ahead and filling out the registration form anyway. If someone cancels and a place becomes available, we will contact people on the waiting list in the order in which they signed up. Anyone to whom we offer such a place will have 24 hours from the time the mail reached your inbox to accept it. If we don’t hear from them within that time we will withdraw the offer and go on to the next person on the list. Therefore, if you do register for the waiting list, make sure you check your mail frequently so you don’t miss your chance.

Registration includes four pages:

  1. On Page One you will fill out information regarding the contact person for your group.
  2. On Page Two you will enter information about each person in the group and select room types for each member.
    Please note that new questions relating to the RE program have been added to this page so, if you have children attending, please answer the questions carefully so that they, too, have an enjoyable Retreat.
  3. Page Three will report your total cost and allow you to select a payment method.
  4. Page Four gives a summary of all the information you have entered and asks you to validate this information before submitting it.


The youth hostel is located in the center of Bad Homburg near Frankfurt, Germany. Bad Homburg is about a 20 minute drive from the Frankfurt airport and is accessible from the Frankfurt Main Station and Frankfurt South Station via the S5 local train toward Friedrichsdorf. Please note that there is no parking at this hostel. Street parking is available in the local area and advice on this will be sent with your registration confirmation. Public transportation is recommended!

About Religious Education for Children and Teens (RE)

Religious Education (RE) is an interactive and fun way for your children ages 5 and up to learn what it means to be a Unitarian Universalist. RE Classes will be held on Saturday during the theme talk and workshops. Babysitting for children under 5 will be available.

Retreat rooms

Each room includes bedding and towels. Most rooms have en-suite baths. There are a small number of rooms that share a bath and these will be allocated last.


The Retreat Committee hopes that you understand that it is working to make the best use of the facilities that the hostel has to offer.

About Off-Site Housing

Nearby hotels include:

Hotel am Schloss Darmstaedter Hof: Traditional hotel located in the pedestrian zone. 600-700m (5-7 minute) walk from the Hostel.
B&B Hotel: Simple, modern hotel located near the Bad Homburg train station. 1.6km (long walk or 5min drive) from the hostel. Accessible rooms available.

Retreat prices:

For this Retreat, children 0-2 are free.

The price quoted in the table below is the Standard Registration fee per person, which includes the Retreat program, accommodation, and meals from Friday night dinner through Sunday lunch. Adult EUU members and adult first-time retreat participants will receive an additional 10€ discount.

Room description Adult MemberAdult Non-MemberYoung Adult (19-25yrs)Teen (13-18yrs)Child (3-12yrs)
Shared double room205€215€160€50€30€
3- or 4-bed room200€210€145€50€30€
Non-resident (sleeping off-site)130€140€140€50€30€

Optional Liturgy Workshop – Sunday November 17th 2-6pm, cost 25€:

For those who plan UU services or would like to learn more about planning them, Rev. Thandeka will provide guidance to: There will be an opportunity to sign up for this workshop later in the registration process.


Paying your bill at the same time you register makes the entire process simpler for our volunteers and is greatly appreciated. It will also increase the chances that you will get the room type you have requested. Your registration is not complete, and your place is not securely reserved, until your payment has been received. Payment deadlines coincide with the dates on which we need to inform the retreat sites about our accommodation needs and are not flexible.

Cancellation Policy:

We are sure that you understand that EUU makes a contract commitment for a large amount of money to the Retreat sites, and many times we have to pay full price for the rooms, even if we can’t use them because of cancellations. For this reason, we have developed the following policy: