Water sports at the Bostalsee lake

For water sports fans the Bostalsee lake offers ideal conditions. There are many possible leisure activities revolving around the topic of water.


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.

Rules for angling-please read.

Swimming at Lake Bostalsee

Two outdoor swimming areas with good sandy beach and sun lawns in Bosen and Gonnesweiler are 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, toilets, gastronomical and sanitary facilities are all there for your convenience. For children the wave water slide in Bosen offers pure fun.

For entrance fees please refer to the current price list.

Please note that the bikes can't be taken into the beach areals or sun lawns.

Opening times (according to weather conditions) in the bath season.

10 am - 7 pm.

The current values for the water quality measurements in the Bostalsee lake you can find here


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.

Sailing courses

The Yachting School Saarland in the bay of Eckelhausen (Telephone +49 6852 8969959)  www.saarlaendische-yachtschule.de and the S.A.L.T.- sailing school (Telephone +49 800 9670796) in the district harbour offer sailing courses. www.salt-segelschule.de

Surfing and stand-up-paddling

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. Kite-Surfing is not allowed at Bostalsee. Jet surfing and other (e-)motor-driven devices and boards are also not permitted on Lake Bostal.

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.

Even lessons für stand-up-paddling are available. Paddles and boards therefore can also be hired.

Further information is available at http://www.salt-surfschule.de or on freephone +49 800 9670796.


Diving is permitted in the Bostalsee lake. A training platform and a sunken boat offer ideal opportunities for training for experienced divers . Before the dive please inform the search and rescue team of the recreational centre Bostalsee at the boat rental point. Telephone: +49 6852 901033.

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