Idyllically situated in the low mountain range of the Naturpark Saar-Hunsrück (nature reserve) is the region Sankt Wendel and the 120 ha Bostalsee lake. It offers a lot of space for those how like to spend their spare time on, at, or in the water. Two large sandy beaches and sun meadows offer themselves for bathing, beach-volleyball or for construction of sand castles. Total recreation with pedalo, surfing and sailing, playing, hiking or cycling.
The Bostalsee lake also offers quiet areas: for those, who like to angle in the peace and quiet of the morning from the water’s edge or from the boat or for those, who just want to hike around the lake.
1979, Reconstruction dam crest in 2008
Surface area (400 m ü. NN)
8 Mio mc
ca. 17 m
Trial around the lake
max. 23 m
In the Bostalsee lake are eels, trout, zander and hake. This rich stocking and the good water quality make the Bostalsee lake a popular fishing ground. You can angle from various areas at the water’s edge and also from a pedalo or a rowing boat.
To purchase an angling licence (day’s licence, week’s licence, holiday licence or year’s licence) you will require an official fishing licence. Angling licences can be purchased at the lake administration, the camp-site reception and in various other places. From the 01.01. to the 15.02. no angling is allowed in the fishing area Bostalsee lake.
An outdoor swimming pool with a good sandy beach and sun lawns in Bosen is partitioned by buoys into swimmer and non-swimmer areas. Swimming is only permitted in those areas for safety reasons due to sailing and surfing on the lake. Play areas, barbecue spots, showers, changing rooms and toilets are all there for your convenience. For children the new wave water slide offers pure fun.
For entrance fees please refer to the current price list.
The beach pool at Bosen features four beach-volleyball pitches, which can be used all year round. There are also opportunities for beach-soccer, beach-basketball and beach-handball. Every year the Saarland beach-volleyball championship takes place here.
Boat hire is located at the lake administration. Pedalos, electric and rowing boats can be hired there. The boat hire opens the 31th march at 2 pm, from 1st april it is open to the regular opening times.
April, May, September
daily 10:00 to 18:00
June to August
daily 10:00 to 19:00
daily 10:00 to 17:00
The opening times can vary due to weather conditions. Groups, especially school classes, can register outwith these times.
Telephone (06852) 9010-15, mobile phone 0171 4511425 or 0171 4511426
In the former event area Bosaarium the new indoor play ground “Bosiland” offers play and fun for children from 2-14 years. A lot of different actions and gambling machines are available for the kids where they can play. Highlights like mega–shute, giant-trampoline, climbing area as well as a kart course assure fun and diversion. In the “Bosiland” it’s never boring, so that you can always have a great day even when it’s raining outside. For children’s birthday parties a great variety of packages is available, specials like happy hour, group- or family offers as well as a crawl hour for the smallest guests complete the offer. While the children run riot, the adults can relax in the coffee lounge and keep the children in view. Even for refreshments is cared for at best, the gastronomic area offers a great choice of meals and drinks. Detailed information and prices you can find under www.bosiland.de
The campsite between Neunkirchen and Bosen is within 5 minutes walk from the lake and offers 444 caravan sites (100m2 each), family and group camp sites for tents, as well as both caravans and tents for rent.
Situated directly at the entrance to the campsite is a branch of the Gillen bakery with small supermarket. Here you buy oven-fresh bakery products, drinks and all groceries for the daily needs. The opening times are displayed on the site and you can request them at the reception. The same building also houses the restaurant and pizzeria"Bostalklause". The Wiesen family has a wide range of international specialties to offer you. Telephone 06852/809228
The site has two central washing buildings with family baths available. The building Süd" also boasts an attractive sauna area.
The campsite offers a comprehensive range of recreation opportunities: boule, crazy golf, soccer, open air games, play area, multifunctional playing field and youth room with many possible activities.
Telephone (06852) 92333
Telefax (06852) 92393
Saturday, sunday and holidays (from november to february): 10-13
Break (21.03.-30.09.): 13:30-14:15
Barbecue areas can be found near the music pavilion and at the beach pool at Bosen as well as the barbecue hut on the festival meadow. Please remember to bring a cooking griddle and charcoal, please do not start fires in aluminium trays.
Situated directly next to the lake administration you will find the "Brasserie am See",which offers a wonderful lake view with 100 seats inside and a further 100 seats on the terrace. Buses are welcomed heartily. Telephone (06852) 896868.
In the entrance area of the camp site is the restaurant"Bostalklause" offering 65 Seats on the inside and 50 seats on the patio. Telephone 06852/809228
The biggest beer garden of southwest Germany with 3000 seats is to be found at the beach pool Bosen. At the surfer base a kiosk offers light refreshments and snacks. Hotels and restaurants in the villages round the Bostalsee lake are renowned for their culinary delights.
In the entire area of the recreational centre Bostalsee dogs must be kept on a short lead. Please keep in mind that dogs are not allowed in the beach area and on the sun meadows for hygienic reasons. We would further ask you to use the bags from the dispensers provided for the dog toilet on the hike round the lake.
The art centre "Bosener Mühle"(Bosener Mill) is directly located at the lake and offers a diverse cultural programme all year round. The courses take place in the generously shaped studios or outside. Many artists exhibit in the gallery. Telephone: (06852) 7474, www.bosener-muehle.de; email@example.com
The Road of Sculptures leads from St. Wendel to the Bostalsee lake. The sculptures "throne of love" and "requiem for the jews" stand directly on the circular path around the lake.
There are crazy golf courses on the camp site (12 holes, telephone 06852/92333) and in the recreation facility Neunkirchen (18 holes).
The Bostalsee lake is situated in the Naturpark (nature reserve) Saar-Hunsrück. About 12 ha of surface water in the southern area are classified as protected zone and are barred from water sports activities. The low-water area is a retreat for rare animals and plants.
Around the lake is ample parking provided for cars and buses. Parking is subject to charges throughout the year. We would ask our guests only to use the official parking areas.
The Bostalsee lake can be delightfully explored in the time between Easter and the middle of October by taking a boat trip (about 50 minutes) on the passenger boat »Bosi«. The ship has space for 60 seats on the sun-deck and further 60 covered seats. Landing sites are at the lake administration and at the reservoir dam. Special group trips by agreement, if required with catering. Information and booking: telephone (0174) 3215553
If you want to get to know the surroundings of the lake by bike, you can use the well sign posted Saarland trial network.
Exhaustive maps are available at the tourist information centre.
There is a bike hire point near the lake administration. You can hire a variety of bikes as well as go-carts for children and electro bikes (“e-velos”). Contact: tel.: 0171-4511425
Overnight parking facilities for camper vans with electricity and waste point are available at the parking lots of the campsite.
Favourable wind conditions and an optimal infrastructure offer ideal circumstances for sailors and surfers at the Bostalsee lake. In the district sailing harbour are 210 water and 120 land berths available for sailing boats. Furthermore, the Landesverband saarländischer Segler e. V. (LVSS) (the Saarland sailing club) offers various water and land berths. The overall length of the boats is restricted to 8 m. During the season there are numerous regattas on the Bostalsee lake.
The Yachting School Saarland in the bay of Eckelhausen (Telephone 0681-3879111 / 06852-902742) www.saarlaendische-yachtschule.de and the S.A.L.T.- sailing school (Telephone 0800/9670796) in the district harbour offer sailing courses. www.salt-segelschule.de
The playgrounds at the Bostalsee lake are particular magnets for children of all ages. While the grown-ups relax, the children can play to their hearts content on the play grounds at the music pavilion, at the beach pool Bosen or in the campsite.
Near the beer garden is a large outdoor trampoline, the Tramposaarium. For a small fee young &old can let off steam, more infos at:
The windsurfer base is at the water’s edge at Gonnesweiler. Here storage spaces for windsurf boards are available in the depot. The landing of windsurf boards is also allowed in the district harbour and at the Saarländische Landesverband. To be allowed to windsurf, you will need the basic windsurf licence.
The S.A.L.T. windsurf school is located on the Gonnesweiler bank. The offer starts with trial lessons, continues with weekend basic courses up to the advanced training course and covers the whole spectrum of windsurfing. Besides the basic courses, the internationally valid VDS-windsurfing basic licence can be obtained.
Brand new rigs by Gunsail and boards by BIC, F2 and Exocet are available to rent.
Further information is available at http://www.salt-surfschule.de or on freephone 0800/96 707 96.
Diving is permitted in the Bostalsee lake. A training platform and a sunken boat offer ideal opportunities for training. Before the dive please inform the search and rescue team of the recreational centre Bostalsee at the boat rental point. Telephone: (06852) 90 10 33.
Sun meadow Gonnesweiler, parking lot P1 near the lake administration, beach pool Bosen and in the area of the entrance to the campsite, near the Bostalklause (pub).
In Summer are many events at the lake, including the children’s events at Pentecost and the Seefest (Lake festival) in July. Please ask for our events calendar.
A trail of 6.8 km leads round the lake. There are a multitude of signposted walking trails leading through the region of Sankt Wendel, amongst others the panorama-trail Sankt Wendeler Land, the IVV (International People’s Sports Association) circular trails Sankt Wendeler Land or various culture and premium walks. The tourist information centre has maps and attractive all-inclusive offers with luggage transfer available.
All prizes stated in EURO.
|Holiday 14 days||45,00|
|Year children/teenagers (from 6 years, without parking)||60,00|
|Year (> 18, incl. season parking)||125,00|
1 hour 15,00
1/2 hour 9,00
1 hour 7,00
1/2 hour 4,00
|Day ticket kids and teens (from 6 years )|
and students, people in civilian/military services with id card
|Day ticket adults (> 18 years)||3,00|
|Tiocket ten visists kids/teens (> 6 years)|
and students, people in civilian/military services with id card
|Ten visits adults (> 18 y)||24,00|
(Parents with kids/teens >17 years)
Parking spaces P1 - P6 of Freizeitzentrum Bostalsee
Free first quarter o.a. hour (short time parking)
Get tickets at the automat and show them behind the front shield. The automates can't change money, please bring the money suitable für the automates.
From 1.4. bis 15.10., liable to charges from 9:00-20:00
|more than 3 hours = day ticket||3,00|
From 16.10. bis 31.3., liable to charges from 10:00-17:00
|more than 3 hours = day ticket||1,50|
|Year parking cars; (12 month)||25,00|
|Dormobiles one night|
|Season (incl. Parlking)||110,00|
|Day incl. depot or mooring||11,00|
|Basic (< 12,0 sqm)||80,00|
|+ every 0,5 sqm||3,50|
Season morring incl. parking
|Basic (< 12,0 sqm)||380,00|
|+ every 0,5 sqm||10,50|
|Season deport on land||190,00|
with winter depot
|Winter period (16.10.-14.03.)||100,00|
Eectricity per kwh
|Transponder card Segler (Deposit)||20,00|
|Day 1 board||6,00|
|Month 1 board||20,00|
|Season 1 board (incl. seasonal car parking)||44,00|
Season 1 board (incl. seasonal caravan parking, valid caravan parking space Surferbasis Gonnesweiler and Staudamm)
|Day 1 board||7,00|
|month 1 board||40,00|
|Season 1 board||125,00|
|Winter depot (16.10.-14.03.)||30,00|
Deposit Transponder storage room
Parking around the Bostalsee lake on the parking lots 1-6 is charged for throughout the year. Please buy your ticket at the machine and display it visibly in your car.
For short term parking the first 15 minutes are free of charge. To qualify, please get a short term parking ticket from the machine and display.
The current prices are available under the tab "Prizes".
Kachelmann-Wetterstation am Bostalsee von MeteoMedia
Am Seehafen 1
During the season:
Good Friday - 03 October
Monday - Friday
08:00 to 17:00
13:00 to 17:00
Sundays and Holidays
10:00 to 17:00
12:30 to 13:00
In addition, during the months of June, July and August
Monday - Friday
08:00 to 18:00
4. October - Holy Thursday
Monday - Thursday
08:00 to 16:00
08:00 to 14:30
12:30 to 13:00