Peace, space, an unspoiled environment – this sums up the North Frisian island of Pellworm, on the North Sea coast of northern Germany. The new Seegatten Aparthotel on Pellworm will offer guests the opportunity to take a break from their everyday lives in natural surroundings. Spread over seven locations, the development includes 22 suites, 96 beds, and restaurant, catering and event spaces. Drees & Sommer SE, a planning and consulting firm specializing in construction and real estate, is providing support to the operating company Seegatten Betreibergesellschaft with the preparations, for which it has conducted an extensive feasibility study. The new aparthotel is to open its doors to the first guests in 2024.
What makes Seegatten unique is its situation: Pellworm is the third largest of the North Frisian islands. It is in the middle of the Schleswig Holstein Wadden Sea national park, which is on UNESCO’s list of natural World Heritage sites and is the habitat of a unique group of birds and animals. Pellworm is not overrun with tourists, unlike other North Sea holiday destinations such as Sylt, Föhr and Amrum.
Jan Ole Hagen, Managing Director at Seegatten Betreibergesellschaft mbH, said: ‘The island is perfect for a timeout from everyday life.’ He sees this as a success factor: ‘Many people are looking for quality breaks in quiet places set in untouched natural landscapes, with high-end facilities.
Decentralized Accommodation for Vacations off the Beaten Track
The Seegatten Aparthotel consists of a mixture of old and new properties in locations spread across the island. The Lindenhof is to be modernized as the main Seegatten building. Built in 1773, this large farmhouse is only a few minutes’ walk from Pellworm’s small principal village of Tammensiel. Also in Tammensiel is the Seegatten restaurant and wine bar Das Schipperhus.
Other suites can be found in the Kontor building, which has views of the harbor and mudflats. Guests at Tede Warft in the west of the island have an unobstructed view of the surrounding meadows. Suites are available for singles or for families or groups of friends. Some are already available now, before the completion of Seegatten Aparthotel. Jan Ole Hagen commented: ‘All locations are stylish and have a warm, welcoming ambience.’ Pellworm itself also offers activities for those looking for active and wellness vacations. These include mudflat hiking, bicycle tours, horseback riding on the mudflats, swimming, and boat trips and excursions all around the island.