A very special option may be found in Gräfenroda, less than 20 km from Oberhof. The local youth hostel is run by the SV Eintracht Frankenhain e.V., the organizers of the World Championship. It has been completely overhauled in 2008 and offers accommodation for sports enthusiasts at affordable prices.
- 42 beds in rooms for between 2 and 5 persons
- Two additional vacation homes, 4/6 beds each
- Traditional Thuringian cuisine courtesy of the restaurant "Forsthaus"
- Sports opportunities: Bicycles and biathlon-laser-rifles for rent, courses available