About us

The international youth meeting and training center House Across Borders is a youth hostel offering historical, social, and political education programs as part of the German War Graves Commission (German: Volksbund Deutsche Kriegsgräberfürsorge). It was opened in 1993 near the German military cemetery in Lommel, where 39,111 people are buried who were killed in, predominately, the Second World War.

As professional historians and experienced teachers, we collect tangible memories of relatives in our archive and we help to bring history out of anonymity. Because history is more than just the past, we continuously make the connection with current political and ethical issues.

We are happy to provide our guests with an insightful and comfortable stay. Hospitality and warmth are key – and good food too. Welcome!