Anyone who has always wanted to sleep in a water tower is in good hands in Bad Saarow. The former water and electricity utility Bad Saarow, including the associated water tower from 1908, was extensively renovated and restored and thus saved from decay. Today, guests can enjoy the atmosphere of the historic building and leave everyday life behind.
Each of the six apartments is individually furnished and decorated - with a special style and charm of its own. For example, the E-Werk loft extends to over 100 m², and where formerly transformers and generators for the energy supply of Bad Saarow were, now designer furniture, a free-floating bed, a fireplace and a golden kitchen and provide a breathtaking flair. Depending on which window you can see, you have a fantastic view of the Brandenburg forests, the spa park, behind which lies the Scharmützelsee, the terrace of the beautiful garden or the old mud bath, in which today the mayor of Bad Saarow has her official residence.
The waterworks were discovered and rebuilt by Wolfgang Maennig and the couple Tim and Heike Wittenbecher, who have already turned lighthouses into "Hideaways" of the special kind on the North Sea and on Usedom.
In the surroundings invite the Scharmützelsee to any kind of water sports, in the Saarow-thermal baths you can be completely spoiled and there are many excursion and hiking possibilities.
ArchitectureThe restoration of the old waterworks was able to avert the demolition and preserve the historic complex of buildings. Today, the waterworks consists of generously cut rooms with floor-to-ceiling French windows and eight-meter-high ceilings, creating a light-filled atmosphere of coziness. The industrial architecture was equipped with modern designer furniture and creations by Berlin interior designer Stefan Brall (Increart). Material and color concepts were worked out with the monument authority, which take up the style of the historic waterworks and were restored with local products. Eight-meter-long, solid oak planks from the Brandenburg forests, large gas fireplaces from Berlin, works of art from the GDR era and armchairs from Italy complete the interior in style. The restoration was implemented exclusively by construction companies from the region. It was primarily through recycling existing materials, such as old tiles and tiles, for a renewed use. Historic lamps and old windows have also been refurbished and today decorate the new waterworks.
FoodGuests of the Wasserwerk Bad Saarow can book an individual breakfast or be completely self-sufficient. If you choose to eat breakfast, guests will have their morning breakfast basket conveniently placed at the bottom of the stairs. The large offer consists of regional organic products, on request a vegetarian or vegan breakfast can be served.
All employees are permanently employed, which is an important criterion in the Brandenburg region, and in the otherwise very seasonal Bad Saarow is a special feature. In the rooms books by Freddy Fischer (entrepreneurs, foundation founders and idea providers) are offered for reading and buying. The proceeds will be donated to the Freddy Fischer Foundation, which supports projects with disadvantaged children.
EnvironmentThe water comes today from a modern waterworks in Fürstenwalde. The waterworks is connected to the district heating pipe of the nearby Bad Saarow Therme, a complex connection process that uses the comparatively environmentally friendly energy source of the neighboring district heating pipeline in the long term instead of installing its own energy supply with significantly higher consumption. In addition, the waste is separated environmentally friendly. All accommodation units have separate waste bins, which are collected separately from the disposal company. Soaps, shower gels and other hygiene products are replenished in dispensers rather than individually packaged units. The espresso machines run with grinder and coffee beans instead of pads. The water for garden maintenance is pumped from its own well.
Well-BeingThe E-Werk Loft and the Wasserturm have their own whirlpools. But probably the biggest well-being effect comes as soon as guests relax in one of the unique seating areas of the upper tower or in front of one of the fireplaces. The SaarowTherme is only 200 meters from the waterworks and thus easily accessible on foot: Just in a bathrobe through the garden gate of the waterworks, cross the spa park and the thermal sauna paradise is already reached. The guests have four day tickets available for all areas of the spa, which are divided among them. In addition, the 2018 Scharmützelsee, which was awarded the title of "Germany's most beautiful lake" for the second time, is only 100 meters away.
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From Berlin it takes a good hour to Bad Saarow (75 km). From Frankfurt (Oder) you drive about 45 minutes (41 km), from Dresden a good two hours (205 km) and from Leipzig it is about 2.5 hours (227 km). The exact address can be found on the website of the waterworks.
The waterworks in Bad Saarow are easily accessible by public transport. From Berlin it takes just under 1.5 hours. From the train station in Fürstenwalde (Spree) runs a regular bus to Bad Saarow. The stop in Bad Saarow is only 500 meters from the house.
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