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Best Western Plus Hotel Ostertor ★★★★

200 years of "Princely brine spa"

The historic old town of the former salt-working town of Bad Salzuflen, the enchanting location by the river, and the short strolling distance to the spa and landscape gardens and the Staatsbad Vitalzentrum, make is an easy decision to spend a little time out in the “Healing Garden of Germany”.

Packages and Programmes with Best Price Guarantee

Brine Experience

3 nights, double room, breakfast

Get to know the Salzufler brine in all its facets.

Arrival Sunday to Friday.

  • 1x Day ticket for Vita-Sol Therme including sauna
  • 1x Relaxing massage in Vitalzentrum (30 Min.)
  • 1x Entry in salt grotto in spa guest centre
  • 1x Coffee & cake in Salinencafé in spa guest centre

Additionally included for SpaDreams guests

  • Anniversary gift "200 Years Princely Solebad"
  • Use of the wellness area
  • Use of bathrobe
  • WiFi

We have already calculated the following discounts for you:

5% Extended-stay Bonus

Telephone booking code: 10FP1



Short Vital Week #1 Best Seller

4 nights, double room, breakfast

  • 1x good morning gymnastics in the group (30 Min.)
  • 1x relaxation training in the group (30 Min.)
  • 1x entrance to the experience graduation (in winter a brine inhalation, since graduation house closed)
  • 1x Aqua training in a group (30 Min.)
  • 1x full-body relaxation massage (45 Min.)
  • 1x admission (day ticket) to the VitaSol Spa including sauna

Additionally included for SpaDreams guests

  • Anniversary gift "200 Years Princely Solebad"
  • Use of the wellness area
  • Use of bathrobe
  • WiFi

Recommended for the following conditions

Respiratory system / Asthma, Locomotor system

Telephone booking code: 10FP8



Breathe Free Again

from 7 nights, double room, breakfast

Experience Bad Salzuflen with its air and water reminiscent of a coastal resort, and let your body and soul relax

Arrival: Sunday, except for public holidays.

  • 4x Brine inhalation
  • 2x Aqua aerobics in thermal brine
  • 3x Breathing exercises at the graduation houses (groups from April to October) or 1x breathing exercises in Vitalzentrum (groups from November to March)
  • 1x Visit to salt grotto

Additionally included for SpaDreams guests

  • Anniversary gift "200 Years Princely Solebad"
  • Use of the wellness area
  • Use of bathrobe
  • WiFi

Recommended for the following conditions

Respiratory system / Asthma

Telephone booking code: 10FP6



Healthy Back #2 Best Seller

from 7 nights, double room, breakfast

Do something special for your back. Joint by joint, feel the effects of relaxation and muscle strengthening in perfect combination.

Arrival: Sunday to Thursday, except for public holidays

  • 2x Spine exercises
  • 2x Gentle spine exercises in thermal brine
  • 2x Back massage
  • 2x muscle building training (until 22.12.17), from 2.1.18 device-supported physiotherapy
  • 2x Relaxation training

Additionally included for SpaDreams guests

  • Anniversary gift "200 Years Princely Solebad"
  • Use of the wellness area
  • Use of bathrobe
  • WiFi

Recommended for the following conditions

Intervertebral discs / Spine, Locomotor system, Back pain

Telephone booking code: 10FP7



Anti-Stress Week

from 7 nights, double room, breakfast

All treatments, except for the salt grotto, take place in the Vitalzentrum.

  • 1x Day ticket for Vita-Sol-Therme including sauna
  • 2x Revitalising back massage (each 30 Min.)
  • 2x Thermal brine bath (30 Min.)
  • 2x Relaxation training PMR - progressive muscle relaxation (each 30 Min.)
  • 1x Salt grotto in spa guest centre
  • 1x Morning exercises (weather dependent) in Vitalzentrum or spa gardens (60 Min.)

Additionally included for SpaDreams guests

  • Anniversary gift "200 Years Princely Solebad"
  • Use of the wellness area
  • Use of bathrobe
  • WiFi

Recommended for the following conditions

Stress / Exhaustion

Telephone booking code: 10FP3



Breathe Energy

6 nights, double room, breakfast

Burn-out Prevention

The concept of the “Breathe Energy” programme is to avoid exhaustion and increase your resistance. Dates only by appointment in agreement with psychologist.

  • Welcome and introduction to the programme
  • 5x Coaching content with qualified psychologist
  • 1x Breathing experience – breathing and relaxation training at the graduation houses
  • 1x Aqua active - exercise in thermal brine
  • 1x Aquafloating – deep relaxation in thermal brine with gentle massage and stretching
  • 2x Breathing exercises at graduation houses (April – Oct.) or 1x breathing exercises in Vitalzentrum (November – March)
  • 1x Aromatic oil relaxation massage
  • 1x Aqua aerobics - exercise in thermal brine
  • 1x Individual strategy concept to handle stress

Additionally included for SpaDreams guests

  • Anniversary gift "200 Years Princely Solebad"
  • Use of the wellness area
  • Use of bathrobe
  • WiFi

Recommended for the following conditions

Stress / Exhaustion, Respiratory system / Asthma

Telephone booking code: 10FP4



Best Western Plus Hotel Ostertor in detail

Your Holiday Destination

Bad Salzuflen is one of the oldest salt producing towns in Germany. Many Renaissance buildings can still be seen in the historic old town today and are testament to the former prosperity of Salzuflen citizens. Bad Salzuflen is nestled in the scenic woods and hills of the Teutoburg Forest. The area is traversed by the river floodplains of the Werre, Bega and Salze. Discover the old town with the artfully decorated 16th-century half-timbered houses with skilfully carved gables and ornaments. The 120 hectare spa and landscape garden with the River Salze winding through it, offers plenty of opportunities for long walks and includes a Kneipp course. In the Nordic walking park routes are available for beginners and advanced walkers. Numerous circular walking trails and cycling trails.

Your Hotel

The Best Western Plus Hotel Ostertor is centrally located in the heart of the town, close to the rail and bus stations, and minutes from the historic old town and graduation houses. The spa and landscape garden can be easily reached within 15 minutes on foot. Enjoy the view of Bad Salzuflen’s spa architecture from the hotel’s roof terrace. The hotel is a partner of VitalWanderWelt. Follow the well marked walking trails!

How You Reside

72 rooms and suites all featuring shower, hairdryer, safe, desk, telephone, satellite TV and air conditioning. Disabled accessible rooms available.

Description of available rooms


Enjoy the hearty atmosphere and Bavarian specialities at the "Hofbräu am Ostertor".


The hotel’s wellness area offers optimum relaxation with a Finnish sauna and steam room.

Health & Spa

Treatments take place at the Staatsbad Vitalzentrum, approximately 600m away. The salt grotto is located in the neighbouring spa guest centre. The Staatsbad Vitalzentrum has plenty to offer and here you can unwind, leave your cares behind and recharge your inner strength. From the two saline pools, French windows offer sweeping views over the hotel's courtyard with pond, sandy beach and palms – a touch of the South Sea in Bad Salzuflen. The new course programme at the Vitalzentrum includes a variety of courses of the highest quality and latest developments in health science. Approximately 40 types of course are on offer including both land and water training methods such as aqua fascia gym, aqua aerobics, Pilates, qi gong, tai chi, yoga, autogenic training, back exercises and breathing exercises.

Treat your body to something good from the extensive spa programme: aqua floating, hot stone massage, Ayurveda treatments, body packs in the soft pack lounger, sound wave bath plus many more.

Here nature takes effect! Freshly prepared fango mixed with thermal brine, natural brine to “breathe energy” and joint relaxing bathing in the thermal brine help not only the musculoskeletal system but also helps those suffering with physical and emotional exhaustion. Medics, sports scientists, nutritionists, and physiotherapists offer a wide selection including massage, lymph drainage, thermal salt water bathing, brine photo therapy, inhalation, electrotherapy, hydrotherapy, Kneipp treatments, baths, thermotherapy and packs. Practice for TCM – traditional Chinese medicine with diagnosis and therapy. IN-TI institute for tinnitus in house. Vital Club (approx. 600 sqm) for strength and endurance training on latest modern equipment, personal trainer.


Conditions relating to the musculoskeletal system and joints. Arthritis, osteoporosis, heart and circulation disorders, skin disorders such as neurodermatitis and psoriasis. Respiratory conditions. Tinnitus, obesity, burn-out.


Activities include badminton, fitness, crazy golf, horse riding , swimming, or walking along the trails of the VitalWanderWelt. The VitaSol Therme in the spa garden has over 1700 sqm total area of pools including six indoor and 2 outdoor pools. Sauna area with 8 different sauna types split between the indoor and outdoor areas.


A diverse and varied golf experience can be enjoyed at the 18 hole golf course at Golf and Country Club Bad Salzuflen located on the outskirts of the town.

Additional information

Nearby Airports
Paderborn Lippstadt Airport (PAD): (aprox. 72 km / 53 minutes)

ARRIVAL by train to Bad Salzuflen. Rail fair details on request. ARRIVAL by plane to Paderborn, approx. 58 km or Hannover, approx. 98km. Transfer from station, approx. 800 m , details on request.

INFOS Tourism tax: € 3.20 per day, payable locally. Parking space: included. Garage: € 13, from 4 nights € 6. Pets: not allowed.

Good to know

Staatsbad Vitalzentrum

Bad Salzuflen is synonymous with salt baths and lust for life and offers numerous places to relax. The wellness packages offered by the Best Western Ostertor und Maritim Bad Salzuflen are an excellent choice for a relaxing and active holiday. Bad Salzufen is a compact spa town. Treatments take place in the Staatsbad Vitalzentrum which is just 600m from the Maritim and 900 m from the Best Western Hotel Ostertor. The Salt grotto is located in the neighbouring spa guest centre. VitaSol thermal baths is located 1 km from Vitalzentrum in the spa garden close to the nature reserve.

The Spa town and Brine

Saline springs deep under the earth enabled the development of salt production in the region. Until the middle of the 19th century, salt was still the most important source of income for the town. Bad Salzuflen was made famous by its three drinking water, three thermal and three salt springs. The healing saline water enriches the air and a stroll by the graduation houses to inhale the salty breeze is as healthy as a coastal walk at the seaside. The natural brine is used for bathing, inhalation and drinking treatments. At the Vitalzentrum the thermal salt water pool is used for relaxing aqua floating. Bad Salzuflen – thermal spa town and Kneipp spa town - was certificated in 2015 as "Allergikerfreundliche Kommune" (allergy sufferer friendly)

Get to know the region – excursions in and around Bad Salzuflen

Regular half day excursions with intimate atmosphere, tour guide and catering. Bad Salzuflen will show you the region as you’ve never seen it before. Excursions in the North Rhine-Westphalia countryside and bordering regions to places of historic interest, and well known tourist attractions allowing visitors an exclusive look behind the scenes.
Discover hidden treasures. Experience fascinating events and enjoys culinary delights. Above all, get to know the people, history and traditions of the region – from Teutoburger forest to Steinhuder lake, from the traditional art of brewing to innovative mushroom cultivation, from UNESCO world heritage to ice age relics.

Schloss Bückeburg – a fairy tale castle

World heritage site Kloster Corvey

Fischbeck Abbey & Hamelin - Canonesses and the Pied Piper

Open air museum Detmold

Aquafloating – Relaxation in thermal salt water

Float in the thermal brine while listening to the gentle sound of relaxing music. Experience complete relaxation with the help of a pleasant massage, gentle stretching and soft mobilization of the joints. Supported by the uplifting forces of the pleasantly warm thermal brine, movement and relaxation unite to a unique experience of feeling weightless and free.

Individual treatment (approx. 45 Min.) €48
Aquafloating for two (approx. 60 Min.) €75

Breathing XXL….. like recovery by the sea – The graduation houses

Originally, a graduation house would have been part of a salt production plant, a salt refinery, and was there to increase the salt content of the brine. The brine trickles through bundles of blackthorn brushwood and the water evaporates because of the sun and wind producing a coastal climate in the city. Today around 600,000 litres of brine trickle down the impressive blackthorn walls every day, which acts as a huge open-air inhalation facility generating fresh sea air right in the middle of the city.

Active in the spa garden and breathing exercises at the graduation houses

For exercise enthusiasts the open air season in the spa gardens runs from April to October. The spa town offers various programmes – for both long term and spontaneous followers. The programme of events called “active in the park” is for all who want to enjoy exercise in the beautiful outdoor surroundings and fresh air.

Allergy sufferer friendly

Bad Salzuflen was awarded a highly regarded seal of quality for allergy-friendly tourism in August 2015 and is the first allergy sufferer friendly resort in Ostwestfalen-Lippe. Certification came through the German Heilbäderverband in accordance with criteria set by ECARF - European Centre for Allergy Research Foundation, an institution dedicated to making the lives of allergy sufferers more manageable.


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