Spreewald Therme in Burg is the Best German Spa Getaway

Spreewald Therme is located in the small town of Burg in scenic Spreewald.

Ranked as one of the best German spa resorts, Spreewald Therme is a short 1 hour and 30 minute drive south of Berlin.

Looking to experience a truly German spa experience? Spreewald Therme’s sprawling indoor and outdoor spa facility is perfect for romantic couples and families who love to swim, steam and soak.

Spreewald Therme is the best Germany spa getaway, located near Berlin.
Spreewald Therme is the best Germany spa getaway, located near Berlin.

Spreewald Therme

Located just outside of Berlin, Spreewald Therme is the perfect spa getaway for those looking to rest and relax on a German holiday.

The beautiful thermal spa was the brain child of Swiss investor Dr. Ing. Stefan Kannewischer, who owns a series of award-winning spas in Germany.

Spreewald Therme is part of his Kannewischer Thermen group of German spas. The luxury spa collection includes KissSalis Spa in Bad Kissingen, the VitaSol Spa in Bad Salzuflen, the Friedrichsbad and the Caracalla Spa in Baden-Baden, and the Emser Therme in Bad Ems. 

Spreewald Therme first opened is doors on September 30, 2005. Over the years the facility has been renovated and reimagined. New additions include a Sauna Garden in 2014, Wellness Lounge in 2015 and extension to the dining area in 2017.

Spreewald Therme is a modern spa facility featuring indoor and outdoor wellness areas.
Spreewald Therme is a modern spa facility featuring indoor and outdoor wellness areas.

Spreewald Therme Wellness Facility

The German wellness resort is located on more than 30,000 m2 of land, featuring approximately 6,000 m2 of floor space. The best spa in Burg features eight baths, seven saunas and a relaxing wellness area. 

The therapeutic thermal brine is sourced from a spring located 1,350 meters directly below the spa in Burg. Measuring 240 grams of salt per litre, it is one of the most concentrated thermal waters in Germany. Locals consider the the salty water to be medicinal, helping to treat minor health ailments. Take the plunge to enjoy positive effects on your body, skin and respiratory system.

SoleBad & Sauna Garden

Enjoy seven indoor baths with temperatures of up to 38 degrees. Step outside and you’ll find a warm outdoor pool with a fun flow channel that spins swimmers in circles using powerful jets. Looking to run through a hot and cold spa cycle? Enjoy plunging in cold (18 degrees) and hot water basins (38 degrees) to give your muscles a soothing heat treatment.

In the sauna area you’ll find a sanarium, caldarium, aroma steam bath, relaxation sauna, fire sauna, signature Spreewald sauna and herbal sauna. The fireplace room and conservatory are the best spots at Spreewald Therme to sit back and relax. 

In the signature Spreewald sauna every hour starting at 10:45am different infusions are celebrated, offering aromatic therapy from fruity to fresh to invigorating. An infusion schedule located at the sauna entrance provides information about each days infusion program.

Hop up at the Sauna Bar to enjoy freshly squeezed juices, then relax in front of one of two booming fireplaces while enjoying a view of the gorgeous garden.

Wellness Gallery

Spreewald Therme’s world-class spa facility offers massages, body treatments and therapeutic baths that can be enjoyed in vintage wooden tubs. Therapists use a line of luxurious beauty products that were designed specifically for Spreewald Therme treatments. You’ll find linseed oil, cucumbers, algae, brine and herbs used in body wraps, massage oils, lotions and bath bombs.

  • Massage: full body, anti-stress, aroma oil, soap brush, herbal stamp, foot reflexology, manual lymph drainage, hot stone, honey massage and aromatic candle.
  • Body Wraps: algae pack, evening primrose oil and back pack with moor pillows.
  • Therapeutic Baths: Spreewald algae, beauty bath and thirst quenching beer bath.
  • Cosmetics: aloe vera facial, face massage and cleansing, pedicure, manicure, brows and eyelashes.

Fitness Panoramic

Looking to exercise during your German spa getaway in Spreewald? The best spa in Burg offers a state-of-the-art fitness facility including workout courses, cardio and strength area. Aquafitness classes take place daily and in the warm summer months you’ll find pilates, yoga and tai chi offered on a sunny terrace.

Professional trainers are available at the gym Monday to Friday from 9am-9:30pm and on weekends and holidays from 9am-5pm.

Relax your muscles and mind inside a cozy sauna at Burg's best spa.
Relax your muscles and mind inside a cozy sauna at Burg’s best spa.

Spreewald Therme Spa Experience

For those embarking on their first German spa experience there are a few things you need to know before arriving at Spreewald Therme.

Upon arrival you’ll enter into the spa’s gift shop, which sells swimsuits, towels, magazines and the spa’s very own beauty line. At the reception desk purchase your spa ticket, along with any other services you might desire such as a massage treatment, lunch or private fitness class. You’ll be given a waterproof wristband that gives you access to all of Spreewald Therme’s wellness facilities.

Pass through the turnstile and you’ll find a co-ed change room. There’s a public area where couples and families blow dry there hair, but further on you’ll find row upon row of private change rooms. Once you’ve changed into your swimsuit and robe, slip on your sandals and walk through the appropriate men’s or women’s bathroom.

Through the showers you’ll push through a door that opens onto the spa’s indoor swimming pool. To the right you’ll find the on-site restaurant and to the left are the sauna facilities. Beyond the sauna facilities you’ll find a spa zone designated as nude. It is here where both men and women relax at the spa naked. You’ll find couples and families wearing their “birthday suits,” on lounge chairs, in a tiny pool or in one of several saunas.

If you’re spending an entire day at Spreewald Therme you’ll likely have a hunger craving at some point. Wrap yourself in a comfy white robe and have a seat on the terrace at ThermenRestaurant. The spa’s signature restaurant offers a German menu featuring local dishes featuring Spreewälder cucumbers, linseed oil and horseradish. Guests looking for a healthy snack or meal can also enjoy modern, wellness-oriented dishes such as:

  • Baked Potato: quark cheese and linseed oil
  • Herring: “housewife sauce” and roasted potatoes
  • Pesto Penne: pistachio, cashew, rocket
  • From the Grill: pork neck, chicken, shrimp, zucchini with fresh cheese
  • Apple Strudel with vanilla ice cream
Enjoy one of the many thermal pools and baths at Spreewald Therme.
Enjoy one of the many thermal pools and baths at Spreewald Therme.

Getting to Spreewald Therme

Spreewald Therme is located just south of Berlin, in the UNESCO biosphere reserve of Spreewald. 

It is easiest to get to Spreedwald Therme by car as there is no direct train route. If you must take the train, the nearest station is Cottbus or Vetschau. You can transfer from these train stations by bus to Burg.

  • From Berlin: drive on the A15 highway to the exit Vetschau. Then carry on 9kms to the town of Burg. 
  • From Dresden: drive on the A13 highway until the exit Bronkow. Continue on the country road through Calau-Vetschau to Burg.
  • From Frankfurt: the B168 and B320 highway lead to Straupitz, then drive towards Cottbus and into Burg. 

Hours, Prices & Deals

The basic rate includes entry to the SoleBad. The combined rate includes admission to the SoleBad and the SaunaGarden. 

The children’s rate is valid for anyone under 9 years old. the use of the SaunaGarden is available for anyone over 10 years old. Handicapped persons receive free admission for their guest.

  • Standard Price: 2 hours at 14€, 3 hours at 18€, 4 hours at 22€, full day at 26€.
  • Combined Price: 2 hours at 19€, 3 hours at 23€, 4 hours at 27€, full day at 31€.
  • Children: 2 hours at 7€, 3 hours at 9€, 4 hours at 11€, full day at 13€.

Every Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday (except on public holidays), from 7pm you can take advantage of a discount rate. Guests taking advantage of this promotion pay for two hours at the spa but are given three hours to res and relax.

Opening hours: daily 9am-10pm, Fridays to midnight, 

Enjoy the best German spa getaway by staying at Spreewald Thermenhotel, a luxury boutique hotel in Burg.
Enjoy the best German spa getaway by staying at Spreewald Thermenhotel, a luxury boutique hotel in Burg.

Spreewald Thermenhotel

Spreewald Thermenhotel is a luxury boutique hotel that was built directly beside Spreewald Therme. 

The four-star hotel in Burg features similar architectural elements to the nearby spa such as reed, wood and brick-faced masonry. The modern building is constructed with natural materials that are sourced locally. Harmonizing an award-winning hotel design with the surrounding natural scenery.

Spreewald Thermenhotel offers 83 well-appointed rooms featuring plush king beds, authentic wood furniture and elegant finishes. Guests at the spa hotel in Burg have easy access to the wellness and sauna areas of Spreewald Therme via a weather protected “bathrobe corridor.”

Beyond its stylish boutique accommodations, Spreewald Thermenhotel offers guests a cozy reading corner with fireplace, spacious cocktail bar, sun-soaked outdoor patio and fine dinning Panorama Restaurant.

Overnight guests at Spreewald Thermenhotel enjoy:

  • breakfast buffet with locally sourced ingredients
  • free use of the Spreewald Therme, the spa opens one hour earlier for hotel guests
  • spa-bag with bathrobe and bath towel
  • one bottle of mineral water daily per room
  • luxurious Spreewald Therme bath amenities
  • morning fitness courses, such as Aqua Gym or Nordic Walking
  • free use of FitnessPanorama health club
  • free WiFi and parking
Guests at Spreewald Therme should plan a weekend getaway to enjoy the regions best attractions.
Guests at Spreewald Therme should plan a weekend getaway to enjoy the regions best attractions.

Best Attractions Near Spreewald Therme

If you’re planning a German spa getaway in Burg we suggest spending 2-3 days in the region so you can explore the best attractions near Spreewald Therme.

The luxury hotel and spa is a short walk from the quaint village of Burg. You can also explore much of the surrounding scenic Spreewald countryside by renting a bike and cycling to nearby Lubben or Lubbenau.

  • Freilandmuseum Lehde: this open-air museum near Lubbenau allows visitors to travel back in time to the 19th-century. Staff dress in historic costumes and guide guests around a 700 year old village.
  • Spreewald Aquarium: focuses on showcasing a variety of fish that live in the Spreewald canals.
  • Park & Schloss Branitz: the highlight of Cottbus features a pretty palace.
  • Spreewald Canal Cruise: enjoy a 2 hour punt tour of the region’s scenic canals while sipping local beer or wine. Canal cruises and kayak and canoe rentals are available at all of Spreewald’s villages.
  • Slavic Fort at Raddusch: this ancient fort was built in 850 AD and features a playground and picnic on site.
  • Arznei-und Gewürzpflanzengarten: flower fans will love this garden oasis offering guided tours and educational workshops. You can also purchase freshly cut crops from the garden as well as plants and seeds.

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