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The Truth About Youth Hostels – belgium hostels
In August 1909 the German teacher Richard Schirrmann had been caught in a violent thunderstorm on an eight day migration with his pupils and found accommodation in a barn by a farmer.
While the pupils were sleeping, Schirrmann was laying awake the whole night.
The thought attacked him suddenly, “One would have to create places, at which move-joyful young people and pupils receive a safe and inexpensive overnight stay”.
He published this idea for the first time in 1910 in an essay about “Voksschuelerherbergen” (“elementary school
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