Thermal baths, saunas and water parks

From public thermal baths, to hotel spas and open-air pools with sauna areas – there are a whole host of opportunities to relax on the Baltic coast in Schleswig-Holstein and in Holstein Switzerland.

Ostsee-Therme Scharbeutz

Forget your everyday life for a few hours and enjoy water, warmth and well-being in the Ostsee-Therme spa in Scharbeutz, the unique wellness paradise on the Baltic coast. Located in the direct vicinity of the beach between Scharbeutz and Timmendorfer Strand, the site covers 18,000 m2 and offers unique opportunities for relaxation. Let yourself drift in a harmonious atmosphere – far away from stress but very close to yourself.

Fördeland Therme Glücksburg

Whether alone, as a couple, or with friends or family – turn your back on everyday life for a few hours, and enjoy water, warmth and well-being with all the senses. The large pool complex with an indoor spa and a heated outdoor pool invites you to drift from one water experience to another, or to refresh yourself. The sauna area offers a sauna culture of the highest standards. Experience first-hand the benefits of the warmth of the different saunas and baths in the indoor and outdoor areas. Treat yourself to a pleasant and relaxing short break in Glücksburg, or to a few stimulating and invigorating hours in the Fördeland Therme spa, which has been designed to meet the needs of handicapped visitors. Fun, well-being, relaxation and a good mood are all guaranteed, regardless of the weather.

Holstein Therme Bad Schwartau

Bad Schwartau, which is not far from the historic Hanseatic city of Lübeck in the Baltic coast region, is not only known for its jams, but also for its long-standing bathing traditions. Thermal brine springs containing iodine were first used in as early as 1895. These still provide natural healing water to the Holstein Therme spa, Bad Schwartau – Schleswig-Holstein’s only thermal bath containing iodine, located at the heart of the town’s spa gardens – from a depth of 348 metres. As well as pure relaxation, iodine brine was Anton Baumann’s source for various medicinal applications, such as treatments for rheumatic diseases, vegetative disorders, or skin problems. Due to its ground-level location, the interior of the Holstein Therme spa is also suitable for handicapped visitors. Children over the age of four welcome with adult supervision.

Meerwasser-Wellenbad Eckernförde

The Meerwasser-Wellenbad pool in Eckernförde guarantees carefree swimming fun, as well as relaxation in the “Hot Spot” sauna area! Directly on the Baltic coast in Eckernförde, the Meerwasser family water park awaits you with a large wave pool and lots of activities for water babies. The “Hot Spot” sauna area covers 870 m2 and offers modern, unlimited sauna enjoyment with a direct view of the sea. A visit to the -10°C snow cabin with fresh snow is a healthy way to cool down after your time in the sauna.

Grömitzer Welle

How can visitors enjoy a pleasant swim in the Baltic Sea – even in bad weather and in freezing winter temperatures? Located directly on the beach promenade, the Grömitzer Welle water park is filled with 100% genuine, carefully filtered water from the Baltic Sea with a summery temperature of 32°C. The water park offers breath-taking views of the sea. For the little ones, there is a children's pool as well as a thrilling water slide, a lazy river, and a wave pool. The spacious sauna area is perfect for relaxing and enjoying a panoramic view of the Baltic Sea.

Weissenhäuser Strand subtropical swimming paradise

The “Subtropisches Badeparadies” in Weissenhäuser Strand guarantees year-round tropical temperatures: water 29°C, air 31°C! And that’s not all – there is also a sauna area with a rustic Finnish sauna on the roof, an elegant infusion sauna and a Roman steam bath. Let’s not forget the 156-metre-long super slide with lots of special effects, and the 75-metre turbo slide with a 30 percent incline. Take a nosedive into the water. Water babies love the jungle-themed swimming area. There is also an aquarium, a terrarium and a pond landscape in a sunken jungle. Enjoy a delicious drink in the palm garden, even if you are still soaking wet.

Entdeckerbad - Ostsee Resort Damp

The family fun pool in the "Entdeckerbad" attracts visitors with its two slides. There is a 100-metre-long tyre slide, and a new 66-metre-long speed chute, which opened in December 2016. Slide at speeds of up to 10 metres per second! LED lighting effects and a timer complement the high-speed slide. Other highlights are the Viking village, a children’s adventure pool, and an indoor and outdoor pool – both of which offer a dreamlike view of the Baltic Sea.

There is much for all visitors to discover in three adventure areas – the so-called “cubes”. From the short film cinema to an area where you can try your hand at fun scientific experiments to the touch-screen quizzes and games about the Baltic coast and the Vikings, there is something for all true explorers.

FehMare auf der Ostseeinsel Fehmarn

The FehMare on the southern beach in Fehmarn offers year-round aquatic fun, and covers an area of 4,500 square metres. The integrated wellness section with its panoramic sea view sauna, steam bath and outdoor roof sauna guarantees pure relaxation. For anyone who is feeling a little more active, there is the fitness area, which offers various courses such as “Aqua Fitness”, as well as swimming lessons for younger visitors. FehMare in Fehmarn – the atmosphere of a lovely summer’s day by the sea all year round.

StrandSPA Dahme

Sea, salt, warmth, well-being, health, exercise – you will find various ways to relax in the StrandSPA. Whether you take to the 26-28°C seawater pool with panoramic views of the Baltic Sea, or sit in a deck chair in the salt grotto, or head to one of the three saunas in the wellness area, you can enjoy a stress-free spa day at the StrandSPA in Dahme. Massages and beauty treatments, physiotherapy and various exercise therapies complete the range of treatments.


The PlönBad leisure pool in Holstein Switzerland offers swimming facilities for all ages and all tastes. The pirate area with a slide, a treasure chest, and a water-spraying fish await all young water lovers. They can splash around in the 32°C water to their hearts’ content and without a care in the world. On the 1st Saturday of each month, there is a children’s afternoon between 2:30 p.m. and 4:30 p.m., with several other attractions. Meanwhile, the steam sauna is waiting for all parents who need some rest and relaxation!