Advertising // We celebrated our 15th wedding anniversary at the Seezeitlodge wellness hotel on Lake Bostalsee. Contrary to our normal habits, to honor this date, but still do ‘nothing special’.
But after the demanding months of the pandemic and the good feeling of having mastered it together, we wanted to celebrate it this year. The Seezeitlodge in beautiful Saarland seemed ideal for this.
Flittering in Saarland? Definitely!
We live in Karlsruhe. We can reach some beautiful areas within a two-and-a-half hour drive. The Black Forest, the Alb, the Taunus, the Palatinate, Alsace or the Saarland.
If you are looking for an extraordinary wellness hotel in this region, the options are manageable. Especially if you don’t want to spend the Friday afternoon on the often jammed A8 or A5, but want to sit completely relaxed on a terrace.
The journey of less than two hours to Saarland alone already impressed us. We arrived at the hotel around 5 p.m. and started the day with a glass of sparkling wine on our balcony of the room facing the lake.
My first impression of the Seezeitlodge
The Hotel Seezeitlodge is located on the Bostalsee, a reservoir that was created at the end of the 1960s. Funnily enough, you can’t see the lake or the hotel until you enter the lobby. It integrates elegantly into nature, hugs the slope and does everything to not attract attention and still make the most beautiful possible.
The connection with the place, nature and the Celtic roots of the region is transferred to the guests and allows them to relax. Nevertheless, you don’t have the feeling of having to be quiet here. A warm cheerfulness sprays us from the side of the employees, on the large terrace with lake view glasses and laughter are ringing and somewhere there is splashing about in the water.
‘We are right here!’ was my first thought when we were having a welcome drink in the lobby. The architecture, the interior design, the people. A wonderful place.
The lightness of the summer solstice carries us through the weekend
‘Alban Hevin’ is the traditional sun festival of the Celts, which was celebrated between June 20th and 26th. One thanked the richness of nature and celebrated life carefree.
The hotel is architecturally aligned exactly to the course of the summer and winter solstice, based on the Celtic model. What may sound mystical, on the one hand, provides wonderful light (that makes my photographer’s heart happy) and, on the other hand, provides an almost tangible freedom of long summer nights.
The setting sun not only lets the terrace shine in golden light, but shines into the interior of the hotel until it disappears at the small marina.
We let ourselves be carried away by this feeling and enjoyed every moment. The beautiful room with a view of the lake, the great wellness area, the excellent food and the people who felt the same way.
The nicest hotel wellness area I have ever experienced
I would like to dedicate a few lines to the absolutely extraordinary spa at the Seezeitlodge. As a blogger, I have already gotten to know some great hotels, you can find my travel tips on the blog, but no other hotel can keep up with the Seezeitlodge in terms of wellness.
The spacious sauna area with different saunas and applications inside and outside was our ‘place to be’ during the day. Swim a few laps here in the infinity pool, sweat it out in the panorama sauna with a view of the lake, take a nap in the swings at the ‘ritual place’ with fireplace and finally a dip in the plunge pool near the yurt – it felt so good!
Out of consideration for the other guests, I only took a few photos, please have a look at the hotel’s website!
My personal favorite spot, however, was the little stream that you walk barefoot through. The birds are chirping, the water is wonderfully cool, the pebbles massage the soles of your feet and through the futuristic balcony you can look once more to the lake. I just loved this experience!
Conclusion: Our wedding day in Saarland
It was a special day that we celebrated in a special place this year. Hotels in this category rarely leave anything to be desired, I like to be completely honest.
But the Seezeitlodge touched us.
The harmony that it radiates is carried over to the guests. Just as the hotel is quietly integrated into nature, you also feel grounded as a guest.
I like the architecture and the interior design so much! So much heart is in it, so well thought out. Incidentally, also under sustainable aspects! The slats of the balcony cladding are optimized for shade, for example, which reduces the heating of the room. There is no classic air conditioning, but a cooling system through the floors and ceilings.
You book the finest catering with your room. An excellent breakfast buffet, coffee and cake in the afternoon and a fantastic four-course menu in the evening. As far as possible, regional ingredients are used, the bread, cakes and all pastries are baked in the in-house patisserie.
I go into raptures. In short: we liked it very much and we will definitely come back here again. This time without a wedding anniversary, but in winter. I imagine it to be wonderful when the fog hangs over the lake and you can cuddle up …