Idyllically situated in the low mountain range of the Naturpark Saar-Hunsrück (nature reserve) is the Sankt Wendel County and the 120 ha Lake Bostalsee. It offers a lot of space for those who like to spend their spare time on, at, or in the water. Two large sandy beaches and sun meadows offer themselves for swimming, beach-volleyball or for building sand castles. Total recreation with pedalo, surfing and sailing, playing, hiking or cycling.
Lake Bostalsee 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.
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1979, Reconstruction dam crest in 2008
Surface area (400 m ü. NN)
8 Mio mc
ca. 17 m
Trail 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.
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:
9 - 20 h
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. Another beach-volleyball pitch is situated in the beach area Gonnesweiler.
Boat hire in Bosen is located at the lake administration. Pedalos, electric and rowing boats can be hired there.
Private motor boats are not allowed on the lake.
Opening times boat hire Bosen
April, May, September, October
Monday to Friday: 11:00 to 18:00
Weekend and holidays: 10:00 to 18:00
June to August: daily 10:00 to 19:00
The opening times can vary due to weather conditions. Groups, especially school classes, can register outwith these times.
Telephone +49 6851 801 8135
Another boat hire station with pedalos and elctric boats is situated in Gonnesweiler, telephone +49 6852 9028157.
In the former event area Bosaarium the 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
Even bikes are offered to rent in Bosiland: www.bosiland.de/bosis-fahrrad-verleih
The campsite between Neunkirchen and Bosen is within 5 minutes walk from the lake and offers 438 caravan sites (100m2 each), family and group camp sites for tents, as well as both caravans and tents for rent, further from this season on (summer) special rent unities for families, the fairy tale houses.
Situated directly at the entrance to the campsite is a branch of the Gillen bakery with a 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 "DIONYSOS - Der Grieche am See". Telephone +49 6852 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. Child animation takes place in the holidays.
The campsite is open all year round. Information is available from the reception.
Telephone +49 6851 801-8050
Telefax +49 6851 801-8055
Opening times of the campsite reception
30.06. - 31.08.: 9 am - 19 pm, break 13:30 pm - 14:30 pm
Please note that arrivals on the site are not possible from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm.
During the holiday season, we kindly ask you to reserve your pitch well in advance.
On the eastern bank near Gonnesweiler on an area of about 90 ha is situated the new Center Parcs Park Bostalsee with about 500 holiday homes, the central Market Dome with Aqua Mundo and extensive leisure infrastructure which can be used by park guests as well as by external guests.
Barbecue areas can be found near the music pavilion and at the beach pools at Bosen and Gonnesweiler as well as the barbecue hut on the festival meadow. Please remember to bring a charcoal, please do not start fires in aluminium trays.
Situated directly next to the lake administration you will find the "KostBar",which offers a wonderful lake view with 80 seats inside and a further 130 seats on the terrace. The KostBar is open every day from 10 - 22 h. Telephone +49 6852 8093222, www.kostbar-am-see.de
The open-air gastronomy SEESTERN near to the beach area in Bosen offers lounge atmosphere for the guests.
In the entrance area of the camp site is the restaurant "DIONYSOS - Der Grieche am See" offering 65 Seats on the inside and 50 seats on the patio. Telephone +49 6852 809228
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 areas and on the sun meadows in Bosen and Gonnesweiler 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: +49 6852 7474, www.bosener-muehle.de; firstname.lastname@example.org
In the Bosener Mühle is located the "Kunst + Kultur Café". The opening times are thuesday to sunday from 9 am to 6 pm. In the morning there is breakfast offered (reservation recommended), at noon and in the afternoon you can also enjoy some toasts as well as selfmade cakes from regional products.
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 +49 6852 92333, in the recreation facility Neunkirchen (18 holes) and in Center Parcs Park Bostalsee.
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.
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.
A bike hire is situated at the lakeside in Bosen in the Bosiland with trekking bikes, bikes for children, e-bikes and segways www.bosiland.de/bosis-fahrrad-verleih and at the lakeside Gonnesweiler in the Center Parcs Park Bostalsee.
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 +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
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 pools Bosen and Gonnesweiler or in the campsite. On the play grounds at the Music pavilion is also situated the outdoor trampoline area Tramposaarium with 10 jump fields. www.tramposaarium.de
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.
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. Before the dive please inform the search and rescue team of the recreational centre Bostalsee at the boat rental point. Telephone: +49 6852 901033.
Sun meadow Gonnesweiler, beach pool Gonnesweiler, parking lot P1 near the lake administration, beach pool Bosen and in the area of the entrance to the campsite, near the restaurant.
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 event calendar or inform yourself on our website under
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 hiking maps available.
All prices stated in EURO.
|Holiday 14 days||55,00|
|Year children/teenagers (from 6 years, without parking)||65,00|
|Year (> 18, incl. season parking)||140,00|
Pedal boat, rowing boat
|Day ticket kids and teens (from 6 years ) |
and students, people in civilian/military services with id card
|Day ticket adults (> 18 years)||4,00|
Ticket ten visists kids/teens (> 6 years)
Ten visits adults (> 18 y)
|School classes with teachers (per person)||1,50|
|Season ticket for pupils, students, trainees, people doing voluntary service with valid ID (only available at the lake administration)||21,00|
|Family season ticket with at least one child (up to 17 years of age), with valid ID (only available at the lake administration)||54,00|
|Season ticket adults (> 18 y), with valid ID (only available at the lake administration)||42,00|
Parking spaces P1 - P5 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||4,00|
From 16.10. bis 31.3., liable to charges from 10:00-17:00
|more than 3 hours = day ticket||4,00|
|Year parking cars; (12 month)||40,00|
|Campervans one night (parking lots P1 - P5)|
|Campervans parking lot campground Bostalsee P6, one night||12,00|
|Campervan season ticket (15/03 - 15/10)||100,00|
|Season (incl. Parlking)||125,00|
|Day incl. depot or mooring||12,50|
|Basic (< 12,0 sqm)||92,00|
|+ every 0,5 sqm||4,50|
Season morring incl. parking
|Basic (< 12,0 sqm)||430,00|
|+ every 0,5 sqm||12,00|
|Season deport on land||218,00|
with winter depot
|Winter period (16.10.-14.03.)||126,00|
Eectricity per kwh
|Transponder Chip Sailors||5,00|
|Day 1 board||8,00|
|Month 1 board||30,00|
|Season 1 board (incl. seasonal car parking)||100,00|
Season 1 board (incl. seasonal caravan parking, valid caravan parking space Surferbasis Gonnesweiler)
|Day 1 board||9,00|
|month 1 board||50,00|
|Season 1 board||190,00|
|Winter depot (16.10.-14.03.)||40,00|
Deposit Transponder storage room
Parking around lake Bostalsee 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 "Prices".
Am Seehafen 1
Fon: +49 6851 801-8100
Fax: +49 6851 801-8020
Opening hours office
During the season:
Good Friday - 3rd Oct
Monday - Friday
8 am - 5 pm
1 pm - 5 pm
Sundays and holidays
10 am - 5 pm
4th Oct - Holy Thursday
Monday - Thursday
8 am - 4 pm
8 am - 2:30 pm
Opening Hours of the Beaches in Bosen and Gonnesweiler:
During the bathing season from 10 am - 7 pm. Opening hours may change depending on weather conditions. The beaches must be vacated at closing time.