Bubbling hot springs and mineral-rich mud make Bad Saarow a coveted health and wellness destination. The spa town has been attracting holidaymakers since the 1920s and is set on the banks of a picturesque lake. Explore scenic hiking and cycling trails, then soothe your tired muscles in a spring-fed pool.
Things to do in Bad Saarow
A waterfront promenade hugs the banks of Scharmützelsee Lake and gives Bad Saarow a Mediterranean feel. Stroll along the promenade or rent a boat and enjoy a leisurely paddle on the lake. Sandy beaches dot the lakeshore and are great for swimming and sunbathing. Relax on the sand and enjoy a picnic on the grassy foreshore.
Spend the day soaking in crystalline pools and enjoying the serene atmosphere at SaarowTherme. The luxurious day spa features both indoor and outdoor pools fed by a mineral-rich underground spring. Sweat out toxins in the sauna room and harness the wellness benefits of Himalayan salt in the SalzOase cavern. You can also indulge in specialised treatments like hot stone massages and mud baths.
Scenic hiking and cycling trails wind through the forest-covered Dubrower Berge hills. The two-kilometre trail to the small village of Neu Golm takes you through sun-dappled forests and past emerald-green fields. Admire the centuries-old stone church and enjoy coffee and cake at the local restaurant.
Bad Saarow will tempt you with its upscale restaurants and bistros strung along the lakeshore. Most serve chef-driven cuisine with a focus on fresh, locally sourced ingredients like eel served with creamy “spreewaldsauce” made with butter, cream and egg yolks. The sunny terraces are perfect for sipping a drink and enjoying the lake views.
Getting around Bad Saarow
Bad Saarow is pedestrian-friendly and easy to get around on foot. Trains run between Bad Saarow and Berlin in around 1.5 hours, while bikes are a fun and eco-friendly way to get around the town. Berlin Brandenburg Airport is a 40-minute drive away.