Sächsische Staatsbäder GmbH

General information

Sächsische Staatsbäder GmbH (SSB), a company of the Free State of Saxony, combines the two mud and mineral spas Bad Elster and Bad Brambach.

It was founded in 1991 in connection with the 200-year-old health tradition and has developed into an important and supporting pillar of health tourism in Saxony/Vogtland due to its medical-therapeutic competence.

The natural local remedies, integrated in an offer structure supported by medical competence and individuality for the guest, together with the existing historic spa architecture and the heritage-protected parks as well as the extensive cultural offer, form a unique selling point for the SSB.

In 2010, as part of the reorganisation and strategic realignment of the company, the supply structure for both company sites was clearly positioned.
There was a return to the focus on “health, spa treatment and prevention” using natural remedies, complemented by the area of “well-being”.

With the opening of the Salt Water Hot Spring & Sauna World Bad Elster in 2015, the new prevention product has succeeded in attracting a broad new clientele for the area of regeneration and relaxation.

At the Bad Brambach site, Sächsische Staatsbäder GmbH is increasingly focusing on the treatment of chronic pain with the natural remedy radon, and in the course of opening the new Radon Therapy Centre in 2021, radon application capacities have been doubled.

Our guiding idea
Natural, cultivated and competent, the Sächsische Staatsbäder GmbH crowns your life with energy and health.

Our vision
Enthusiastic guests make Sächsische Staatsbäder GmbH the most popular health destination in Germany.

Our values triad
Promoting health.
Using nature.
Experiencing culture.

Our credo
Sächsische Staatsbäder GmbH
treasures of health

The business areas of Sächsische Staatsbäder GmbH include the following points.

Health, treatment and prevention

  • Treatments with the natural remedies moor mud, healing mineral water and radon
  • Float away from your daily routine at Bad Elster Salt Water Hot Spring & Sauna World
  • Extensive physiotherapy offering
  • Outpatient treatments, individual treatments, special treatments, spa flat-rate packages for health weeks and classical treatments.
  • Prevention plans - supported by heath insurance plans
  • Modern bath and sauna landscapes with heated interior and exterior swimming pool.
  • Med. Medical training and exercise centre with cutting-edge equipment
  • Support and treatment in all areas by superbly trained medical-therapeutic specialised personnel.

Natural remedies

In Bad Elster and Bad Brambach, the Sächsische Staatsbäder GmbH is responsible for the preservation and constant monitoring of the natural remedies mud and mineral healing water/radon healing water.

In Bad Elster, natural mud is administered in the form of mud baths and packs, as well as mineral healing water as tub baths and drinking treatments.

In Bad Brambach, radon dissolved in mineral healing water is used as a special natural remedy in the form of tub baths as well as drinking treatments.

In order to preserve and protect the natural medicinal resources for the company, ongoing extensive investments are required in the spring technology and spring buildings of the individual springs, as well as the mud storage and revitalization, the mud treatment including the necessary technology. This also includes an extensive monitoring system.

SSB holds a manufacturing license for the use of the natural remedy mineral healing water from the Saxony State Directorate in accordance with Art. 64 of the German Medicines Act and operates as a pharmaceutical employer. SSB has a water law permit from the Saxon Upper Mining Authority for the extraction and use of the free mineral resource thermal salt water for balneological purposes.

Bad Elster Salt Water Hot Spring

In September 2015, the Salt Water Hot Spring & Sauna World Bad Elster opened, which is fed from its own thermal salt water reservoir in the Elster Valley. The highly saturated Glauber thermal salt water is a closed primal sea, consisting of millions of years old and ice-age water, free from any environmental influences.

The stay in Bad Elster thermal salt water is a prevention offer, which serves for regeneration and relaxation. It is suitable for persons (14 years and older) who are interested in maintaining or improving their health.



In the unique ambience of the historic Albert Bad in Bad Elster, as well as in the modern therapy and well-being centre in Bad Brambach, Sächsische Staatsbäder GmbH offers a wide range of well-being programs for body and soul, including massages, baths, Ayurveda, cosmetics, etc.


Historical spa gardens

SSB is responsible for the operation and maintenance of the historical spa gardens of Bad Elster and Bad Brambach, both of which were laid out in the 19th century in the style of an English landscape park and are protected monuments.

In Bad Elster, around 50 hectares of the Historical Spa Garden are maintained and cared for by the Sächsische Staatsbäder GmbH.

The Historical Spa Garden of Bad Brambach covers about 16 hectares.

The rehabilitation of the historic heritage-protected spa garden is regularly scheduled and continued by SSB at both sites.

Incoming / Sales

SSB actively sells its package offers by means of its own professional sales incoming (booking centre) and books the required overnight accommodation capacities directly with regional tourism companies / accommodation providers as a service for the guests.

This results in positive effects on accommodation businesses, catering establishments and retail trade.


The subsidiary of the Sächsische Staatsbäder GmbH, the Chursächsische Veranstaltungsgesellschaft (CVG) is responsible for a high-quality and varied cultural program of all genres in Bad Elster and Bad Brambach.

For this purpose, CVG operates and markets modernly equipped, historic event venues of Sächsische Staatsbäder GmbH, such as King Albert Theatre, Royal Spa House, KunstWandelhalle with Saxon Spa Museum and Music Pavilions, Nature Theater in Bad Elster as well as the Festival Hall in Bad Brambach.

Over the course of the year, CVG offers a diverse year-round program of events with approximately 1,000 events. The spectrum ranges from grand opera, operetta, cabaret and spoken theatre to concerts of all kinds and cabaret.

Real Estate Management

SSB operates and maintains valuable heritage-protected properties, such as the historic Albert Bad, King Albert Theatre, Royal Spa House, Marie spring, KunstWandelhalle with spring temples, music pavilions in Bad Elster and the Festival Hall in Bad Brambach.

Furthermore, the leasing and marketing of commercial real estate, e.g. Badecafe, Colonnades at the bathing place, gastronomy Soletherme, residential real estate in Bad Elster and Bad Brambach belong to the area of responsibility of SSB.

Since the foundation of the company, extensive measures of renovation, modernisation and new construction of the infrastructure have been carried out, including the construction and operation of the parking garage in Bad Elster and the parking lot in Bad Brambach.

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