Bad Saarow

Bad Saarow is a mud spa and recognised health resort in the south of Berlin, directly on Lake Scharmützelsee, which offers a wide range of recreational opportunities.


Scharmützelsee | Foto: dpa
Foto: Tourismus Marketing Brandenburg | Steffen Lehmann
Foto: Tourismus Marketing Brandenburg | Steffen Lehmann
Foto: Tourismus Marketing Brandenburg | Steffen Lehmann
Foto: Tourismus Marketing Brandenburg | Steffen Lehmann

Bad Saarow is a small oasis of recreation and relaxation in the south of Berlin. Situated at the lake Scharmützelsee, the place offers many possibilities for relaxation. Bad Saarow is a mud spa and a recognized health resort, as the town has both brine and moor, a spa, a clinic, a health resort and a spa park.

The special attraction of the place is the beautiful lake. Lake Scharmützelsee is one of the largest natural lakes in Brandenburg, covering 13.8 square kilometres. Visitors can walk long distances along the lake. While walking you should take your bathing things with you, because the lake several natural bathing places. So you can refresh yourself on a hiking tour around the lake by jumping into it.

Nature photographers will find many photo motives here, because not far from the lake shore there are many different biotopes: swans, ducks, herons and other bird species are native here. Butterflies and dragonflies move elegantly above the water.
If you don’t want to hike around the whole lake, the hiking tour on the western shore of the lake is already about 13 km long, you can get on a boat at a landing stage and explore the lake by boat.

Almost all common water sports are possible on the Scharmützelsee, you can go water skiing and take part in courses at the sailing school. If you want to stay for a whole weekend or longer, there is a large selection of hotels, guesthouses, holiday homes and holiday apartments available – perfect for a short break from everyday life.


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Bad Saarow

Bahnhofsplatz 4, 15526 Bad Saarow




Business Hours


all year round

Tourist Information

April to October

Monday to Friday

09:00 am - 06:00 pm

Saturday, Sunday, Holiday

09:00 am - 04:00 pm

November to March

Monday to Friday

09:00 am - 04:00 pm

Saturday, Sunday, Holiday

10:00 am - 03:00 pm

Important information


available at the tourist information

Public Transport

Easy arrival from Berlin main station to Bad Saarow station with the regional express in approx. 1.15 hours