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 reception is open

7.30 a.m. - 10.00 a.m.

4.30 p.m. - 7.00 p.m.


4.30 p.m. - 7.00 p.m.

Closing time

Open all year except

26. Aug 2022 - 07. May 2023

Prices 2022

B&B from Half board from Full board from
€ 28.00 € 34.50 € 40.50

Prices 2023

B&B from Half board from Full board from
€ 28.50 € 35.50 € 42.00

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
  • parliament
  • block
  • U-shaped block
    U-shaped block
  • circle
Floor Rent per day
Aula (extern) 0 sqm 300 - - - - - upon request
TV-Raum 27 sqm 16 - - - - GF upon request
Runder Raum 48 sqm 30 - - - - GF upon request
Freizeitzentrum Strehla 0 sqm 100 - - - - GF upon request
Conference equipment

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

Room Floor space Height
Max. number of participants
  • Choir
  • Orchestra
Floor Daylight Rent per day
Klassenräume (extern) 25 sqm - 20 - - no upon request
Pyramide (extern) 25 sqm - 25 - - no upon request
Aula (extern) - - 400 200 - no upon request
TV-Raum 27 sqm - 16 - GF yes upon request
Runder Raum 48 sqm - 30 - GF yes upon request
Staging options

staging options in the vicinity (0.3 km),

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