At Lake Bostal, will not only uplift your spirits - even your body will feel good.
Classic activities such as Nordic walking, hiking or cycling are, of course, on offer. Thanks to the Bostalsee in our immediate vicinity, you can also enjoy water-sports of all kinds!
Our Seezeit activity programme, which changes every week, also has plenty of ideas at the ready. For both beginners as well as those with more advanced skills. You will be led and accompanied by experts.
Discover your favourite Seezeit sport!
Ftiness Room For your personal workout, the Seezeit Lodge has a light-flooded fitness room. In a space covering 95 square meters, the lastest equipment from Technogym ensure a professional workout.
Personal Training The perfect mix of fun, perseverance and motivation! Achieve your personal goals with professionally guided and effective workout.
As part of our weekly activity programme, we offer yoga for beginners and advanced yogis alike.
In spring, summer and autumn, we also run our multi-day 'yoga lodge' and regular guest retreats.
Running and Walking
Running enthusiasts can enjoy a perfect running route right outside the hotel: on the 6.8km route that runs around the lake, you can burn calories in the most beautiful setting. Those who love Nordic walking can also enjoy this sport as part of the Seezeit activity programme. Guests who prefer to set off alone can simply borrow walking poles from the Spa reception, free of charge.
The Seezeitlodge is located right in the middle of one of Germany’s most attractive hiking regions, in the north of Saarland. Several times a week there are free guided hikes of approx. 6 to 9 km in the surrounding area as part of the Seezeit activity programme.
With its ‘Traumschleifen’ (‘Dream Loops’), the Saar-Hunsrück-climb, named “Germany’s most attractive long-distance trail 2017”, is just 15 minutes away by car. Explore its well-signposted routes of 7-18km in length. For more information, please contact our reception!
On tour with the Seezeitlodge
Our 'Seezeitlodge on Tour' programme awaits you with special destinations focusing on various themes. Hiking guide Jürgen Barth accompanies you to his favourite spots!
All four tours in detail:
Otzenhausen Celtic Ring Wall
|Description:||Celtic ring wall and Hunsrück-Hochwald National Park|
|Duration:||approx. 4-5 hours|
|Number of participants:||4-8 people|
|Price:||€23 per person, incl. admission to the Celtic village and food & drink|
- Drive to the car park at the ring wall in Otzenhausen
- Visit to the historic Celtic village
- Hike along the Celtic ring wall and through the Hunsrück-Hochwald National Park with a champagne break at the wall and picnic on the Dollberg
- Return journey to the hotel
Circular hike along the river Nahe, through the Hahnenkräh in the Naheland area as far as the Oberthaler Bruch and Teufels Kanzel (Devil's Pulpit).
|Duration:||approx. 3-4 hours|
|Duration:||approx. 3-4 hours|
|Number of participants:||6-15 people|
|Price:||Price: €10 per person, incl. snack break|
- Start at the hotel
- Circular walk along the river Nahe, through woods to the Teufelskanzel (Devil's Pulpit Rock) and through the lowland moorland 'Oberthaler Bruch'.
- Return to the hotel
Hike along the moorland
In the Hunsrück area, the moors are called 'Brücher'. The Ochsenbruch is located in the middle of the Saar-Hunsrück National'Park at the dream loop 'Börfinker Ochsentour'. Rare plants such as cranberry, cotton grass and sundew grow there.
Above the quarry you have a fantastic view of the rare flora and fauna.
|Duration:||approx. 3-4 hours|
|Number of participants:||4-8 people|
|Price:||€20 per person, incl. snack break|
- Start at the hotel, drive to Börfink
- Hike through vast arnica meadows and cotton grass in the 'Ochsenbruch', a moorland in the Hunsrück-Hochwald National Park
- Return to the hotel
Circular walk on parts of the Sculpture Route and the Rötelstein Trail
|Duration:||approx. 3 hours|
|Number of participants:||4-8 people|
|Price:||€15 per person, incl. snack break|
- Drive to Oberthal
- Hike along parts of the St. Wendel Sculpture Route (6 sculptures) and the Rötelsteinpfad premium hiking trail with beautiful views of the St.Wendel region
- Return to the hotel
If possible, book these tours in advance. As the number of participants is limited, there may be bottlenecks if you book later at reception. Don't forget your walking shoes.
Would you like to book a tour on your own date?
We will gladly try to make your desired date possible.
The largest recreational body of water in south-west Germany is the perfect location for enjoying water-sports. Yoga on the water? Surfing? A pedalo or rowing boat excursion? How about a picnic on a sailing boat?
The Seezeitlodge has plenty of ideas for you! And a strong partner at your side: The experts at the S.A.L.T surfing and sailing school are experienced and enthusiastic instructors and have the perfect equipment.
If you are interested, our spa reception will be happy to help you with appointments and registration!
Yoga and meditation on a paddle board – for beginners and those who are curious
Our SUP Yoga classes are taking place again. Every Monday and Saturday – if the water is calm and the weather is good – we take our SUPs out onto the lake in the morning to immerse ourselves in a very special yoga experience with Stefanie Dell (SUP yoga teacher).
Most importantly: no special knowledge or previous experience is required. Most yoga positions involve sitting, standing, or kneeing. Curiosity and the joy of experiencing yoga in a new way: these are the most important pre-conditions.
You just need to be able to swim safely and have the physical ability to climb back onto your SUP board if you fall into the refreshing water.
After warming up and a short introduction on land about technique and safety, we’re off: together we will paddle to our SUP yoga buoy, which is anchored away from the hustle and bustle of the pool in a quiet spot near the shore, and connect our boards to stay together as a group.
After arriving on our boards, we start with mobilisation and breathing exercises, followed by small flows and simple postures.
At the end of the session, relaxation is of course a must – and the feeling of simply being carried by the meditative power of the water.
SUP Yoga as personal training (for 1 person):
90 Minutes - € 125,00
A board, a paddle, the water – and plenty of fun! Stand-up paddling is a great workout for the whole body. It is also a fascinating experience to move across the water while standing up.
This sport helps to strengthen your balance and it becomes increasingly easy to stay upright. As you paddle, you will train many muscles.
Are you looking to dip your toe into surfing and develop a feeling for the board and the rig? Would you like to complete a basic course? Or maybe you are looking to refine your technique, refresh your skills or book a private course? Whatever draws you to surfing, here you can really enjoy this exciting sport.
Conquer the waves – learn to sail! You can book sailing courses both with and without a test. Or you can simply rent a sailing boat with an experienced sailing instructor and enjoy yourself on the water of the Bostalsee – with a picnic if you wish.
Stroke technique, accuracy and lots of ball-feel! For your golfing pleasure, the hotel's own Bostalsee Golf Park is only about five kilometres away - with a completely renovated 18-hole course covering a total of 55 hectares!
In the bistro "No.10" you can enjoy culinary delights prepared in the Seezeitlodge kitchen.
The best reasons for staying at the Bostalsee Golf Park:
- All-encompassing offer for golf newbies & pros as well as children and youth players
- Creative and digital teeboards as well as route descriptions
- Challenging fairways between forest, fields and water over an area of 55 hectares
- Indoor golf facilities for wind- and weather-proof enjoyment
- Swing evaluation and tee-off analysis from pros
- Discounted opportunity to use the golf course (only when booking through the hotel)
From a stay of two nights, you will receive a complimentary SaarlandCard. With this card, you can redeem the green fee for an 18-hole round once per overnight stay. The SaarlandCard gives you a 50% discount on the green fee.
If you book your tee times directly through the hotel, we will pay 50% of the remaining costs for you. Please note that the SaarlandCard must always be presented on site.
For a stay of one night only, you can play at the Golfpark Bostalsee without the SaarlandCard at a reduced rate of 50 %. Please note that also in this case the booking must be made through the hotel.
The Seezeitlodge is perfect for all those who like to explore nature on two wheels.
Super practical: We rent out both ordinary bikes and e-bikes. If you bring your own bike with you, you can keep it safely and conveniently in our bicycle shed.
Explore the seven wide and very well signposted cycle paths in the Saarland. Alternatively, try out the SaarLorLux cross-border VeloRoute, which also runs through France and Luxembourg.
E- Bikes: daily rental €36 | half-day rate €22
City – Bikes: daily rental €26 | half-day rate €18
Children's bike: daily rental €15| half-day rate €10
Directly overlooking the lake? Perhaps in an enchanted forest setting?
There are many favourite spots to enjoy nature, and some are even right on the hotel grounds: our wooden decks by the meditation forest are perfect islands for a short break, and wandering through the meadows in the Seezeitlodge grounds you will discover some lovely places to take a seat.
If you are out and about on foot or by bike, you will find plenty of places around the Bostalsee where you can stop for a while. Then all you need is a finely packed picnic rucksack. Available on request at the reception.
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Anyone staying at the Seezeitlodge will not only have Lake Bostal at their feet, but also an extremely interesting region from a cultural point of view. On top of that, you will have the Saarland Card in your pocket as a great companion.
Book at least two nights with us, and you will receive the digital Saarland Card free of charge during your stay. With it, you can experience over 100 attractions in Saarland and the neighbouring region for free. In addition, you have free travel by bus & train throughout Saarland.
Simply start exploring the St. Wendel region! There are plenty of places of historical and cultural interest to visit. Towns and cities worth seeing are very close by. France and Luxembourg are a short distance away.
Voilà, here is a small selection of great excursion tips for you.
Perfect for a day hike. Starting at our hotel, it will take you about 20 kilometres to get there and back. If you walk to the right of the Nahe river and follow the river downstream through the Buchwald forest, you will see 250-year-old larch trees lining your path, and you will also pass the largest Douglas fir in Southwest Germany.
Perfect for a break on your walk around Lake Bostal. This cultural and art venue is located directly on the shore and offers interesting exhibitions, workshops and a small café. Be sure to try their homemade cakes!
Walking and hiking trails
In addition to the almost seven-kilometre-long circular footpath around Lake Bostal, hiking enthusiasts will find interesting circular hiking trails of various lengths, altitude profiles and degrees of difficulty in the entire Sankt Wendeler Land region and in the Saar-Hunsrück Nature Park. Here is a good general guide. The Sankt Wendeler Land is also ideal for jogging and running. Take a look at the 20 best running routes in the Saarland!
St. Wendel is the administrative centre of the Sankt Wendeler Land. In the 6th century, St. Wendelinus, who belonged to the Irish-Scottish monastic movement, lived here. In the picturesque old town with its historic buildings, you can still get a feel of the eventful history. The façades of the old town houses have been lovingly restored, especially on the Fruchtmarkt and around the Wendelinus Basilica. The Schloßplatz square is now a lively meeting place with street cafés and restaurants.
The Nahe spring is easy to reach along the former railway line from Theley to St. Wendel, a beautifully constructed route without any steep gradients. It is a place of adventure for the whole family. The Nahe has its source in the forest near Selbach.
In the spot where the first drops flow out of a rock formation, there are great adventures for families and especially children on the 5.5-kilometre-long Nahequelle Trail. Donkeys, goats, wild sheep, fallow deer and a peacock can be found just a few metres from the start and finish of the Nahequelles Trail. There is also an educational bee trail, a climbing playground, a water playground and four fitness stations.
The Nahe spring is also the starting point of the popular Nahe cycle path, which follows the course of the river and runs for about 125 km up to the town of Bingen.
Saarland’s local mountain (569 m) and most historic peak. Today’s lookout tower was inaugurated in 1976 as a symbol of Franco-German friendship. It has been extensively modernised and is now barrier-free. Its viewing platform is well worth a visit: at an altitude of 604 metres above sea level and 37.5 metres above the ground, you can admire a 360-degree panoramic view of the Saarland and far beyond. The Hunsrück lies at your feet, the Palatinate Forest seems close enough to touch and the Northern Vosges are only a stone’s throw away.
Just a few kilometres away from the Seezeitlodge is the Otzenhausen Ringwall, popularly referred to as the “Hunnenring”. The Celts’ ancient knowledge of life rhythms, seasons, nature rituals and medicinal herbs has left its mark on us and is reflected in the wellness, culinary, architecture and design of the Seezeitlodge. The mighty Celtic fortification on the slopes of the Dollberg by Otzenhausen is one of the most impressive Celtic fortifications in Europe. Built in the first century BC, ten-metre-high walls still bear witness to the monumental structure. Otzenhausen is an interesting place to visit with its permanent excavations, guided tours, workshops and archaeological seminars.
Road of Sculptures
An open-air gallery with works of contemporary art. Along the Road of Sculptures, initiated by Leo Kornbrust, which also touches Lake Bostal for 25 km, visitors have been able to explore art in the open air since 1971. Over a period of 17 years, 38 stones and sculptures by internationally renowned artists were lined up at distinctive points in the landscape. Together with the sculptures, the unusually attractive landscape offers hikers an extraordinary experience.
Why not visit one of our partners, the Wendelinushof in St. Wendel: an adventure farm and inclusive business with organic farming, market garden, farm shop and fine farm cuisine. They serve local specialities and delicious home-cooked meals.
The 584 m high Peterberg has been regarded as a weather mountain since time immemorial. In pre-Christian times it was devoted to the god Donar, while in later times it was said to be the site of weather witches. On the site where the chapel stands today, for several centuries, there was a sanctuary devoted to Peter, the weather saint.
Park Ibex, foxes, raccoons, peacocks, reindeer, llamas or moose – experience direct contact with numerous animals that you rarely get to see in the wild. Some can be fed by hand and provide fun for the whole family. In the summer months, falcons, vultures, owls and eagle owls display their skills at an open-air show.
The Saar Loop in Mettlach-Orscholz is probably the best-known landmark in the Saarland. Over millions of years, the Saar River has carved its way into the rock, creating a natural experience that is second to none. The 12 km long Saar Loop can be explored by bike, on foot or aboard an excursion boat.
Special tip: Above the natural wonder of the Saar Loop, in the spa town of
Orscholz, the barrier-free tree-top walk offers unique views and experiences.
While you’re in the area, it’s also worth taking a detour to see the headquarters of the global brand Villeroy & Boch. In the “House of Villeroy & Boch”, both contemporary trends and two and a half centuries of “Villeroy & Boch” come to life.
With its history of over 2000 years, Trier is Germany’s oldest city and is located in the middle of the Mosel-Saar-Ruwer wine-growing region. The city is known for its extensive pedestrian zone and its many distinctive Roman buildings. These include in particular the former city gate “Porta Nigra”.
Idar-Oberstein is the gemstone and jewellery metropolis of the Nahe region. In numerous museums and gemstone shops you can admire both rough and cut stones or take them home as souvenirs. Other things worth seeing in the town are the Felsenkirche (Church of the Rocks) and the historic Weiherschleife (gemstone-grinding mill).
Experience the history of coal and steel in Saarland. The Old Völklingen Ironworks is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is the most important completely preserved ironworks dating from the 19th/20th centuries. A tour has been set up that provides detailed descriptions of the various stations.
Records show that the copper mine in Fischbach between Idar-Oberstein and Kirn was already in operation 500 years ago. A tour of the mine leads through the widely ramified tunnel systems and the caverns, which reach as high as 30 metres.
Germany’s oldest monastery stands in the centre of the Saarland village of Tholey. Its past is marked by changing claims of ownership between France and Germany, looting and expropriation. Between 2008 and 2020, the abbey was extensively renovated. The choir windows designed by the world’s most important contemporary artist, Gerhard Richter, are particularly noteworthy and bring the historical building into harmony with modern accents.
We are Saarland Card hosts! Book at least two nights with us, and you will receive the digital Saarland Card free of charge during your stay. With it, you can experience over 100 attractions in Saarland and the neighbouring region for free. In addition, you have free travel by bus & train throughout Saarland.
Further information and all participating partners.
Golf, wellness and fine cuisine. A perfect trio! Choose from two offers: Either a short, swinging break or the extended version including a course licence.
Meditation, mindfulness, yoga, forest bathing - nice keywords that we turn into real experiences with our professionally trained team. And on top of that, we offer special guest retreats and seminars.
One of our signature arrangements! Experience seasonal yoga sessions, meditations, breath work, mindfulness exercises and Celtic-inspired rituals.