Welcome to our smock windmill!

The small town of Strehla, situated on the northern Elbe floodplains, boasts a past dating back more than 1000 years. This place is shaped by its old townhouses, narrow streets in the town centre and the castle with its spacious, landscaped park grounds. The Youth Hostel can be found on the outskirts of town not far from the Elbe Cycle Route, just ten kilometres from both Riesa and Oschatz, in a former windmill. Incidentally: The German band "Silbermond" began their musical careers at the Strehla "Media Camps".
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Opening hours
The house is open

8.00 a.m. - 10.00 p.m.

The reception is open

7.00 a.m. - 10.00 a.m.

5.00 p.m. - 8.00 p.m.

Check-in

5.00 p.m. - 8.00 p.m.

Prices 2018

B&B from Half board from Full board from
€ 21.00 € 27.00 € 32.00

Prices 2019

B&B from Half board from Full board from
€ 22.00 € 28.00 € 33.00

The Graslöwen Youth Hostel is situated in a former smock windmill, right next to the Elbe Cycle Route.

Our accommodation is located in the smock windmill and its neighbouring buildings in two, four and six-bed rooms, with a total of 70 beds available and 4 rooms equipped with en-suite showers and WCs. There is also a dining/common room for up to 40 people as well as a club room for up to 24. The open terrace can hold up to 30 people. An OHP, flip chart, screen, video recorder and television can be used for teaching and training. Internet connection available upon request. The Hostel has barbecue, campfire, volleyball and ball games areas. On prior agreement tents can also be set up outside.

Room Floor space
Max. number of participants
  • cinema
    cinema
  • parliament
    parliament
  • block
    block
  • U-shaped block
    U-shaped block
  • circle
    circle
Floor Rent per day
Aula (extern) 0 sqm 400 - - - - - upon request
Clubraum 20 sqm 30 18 - - - - upon request
Conference equipment

CD player, digital camera, DVD player, flip chart, internet access (WiFi), magnetic board, microphone system, overhead projector, projector, screen, slide projector, TV set, video recorder

Room Floor space Height
Max. number of participants
  • Choir
  • Orchestra
Floor Daylight Rent per day
Clubraum 20 sqm - 30 15 - no upon request
Klassenräume (extern) 25 sqm - 20 - - no upon request
Pyramide (extern) 25 sqm - 25 - - no upon request
Aula (extern) - - 400 200 - no upon request
Tips for your stay!

Strehla: Learn up close about the legends and tales of Strehla's mermaids and local history in the church, with its earthen pulpit and; Strehla Observatory - "Chaos in the Universe"; skittles alley; riding centre - horses galore; leisure pool; extensive network of cycle routes, cycle hire (Elbe Cycle Route, Leipzig Elbe Cycle Route, Mulde Elbe Cycle Route, Elbe Spree Cycle Route); dragon boat rides on the Elbe; divindg courses (12 years plus); visit a beekeeper; media, environmental and creative projects.

Sightseeing and excursions

Riesa: Enjoy cultural and sporting events at the "Erdgasarena"; climbing, badminton, squash, bowling at the "Olympiahalle" sports centre; visit the Museum of Local History - "Attending school a century ago"; tour of the pasta factory - "How do they put the hole in macaroni?"; harbour tour with the "Marinekameradschaft" marine fellowship / Oschatz: Travel on the little "Wilder Robert" railway to Mügeln and back; "Platsch" aqua park; visit the "Türmerwohnung" (old tower keeper's living quarters) and the Scales Museum; international skating park / Meißen: Visit the Cathedral, Albrechtsburg castle or the porcelain manufactory; motocross circuit / Diesbar: Explore the castle park or the vineyards