On the terrace in front of the castle Nathalie Scharrer served just coffee and cake, as the guests fall silent and get banned for "Grand coupling": A group of deer progresses slowly through the Grass, unfazed by the spectators and the waves roll out on the nearby sandy beach.
The Hotel with the cumbersome name of weissenhaus Grand Village Resort & Spa is by the sea combines luxury and nature experience: 40 buildings spread over 75 hectares of the large Area 50 km East of Kiel. A North German estate and its castle, once a noble and an Armada of servants with families lived.
"We want to tell the guests stories," says Frank Nagel, who runs the estate together with his wife Natalie Fischer. The chronicle of the Resorts is a good story: white house belongs to the narrow elite League of German Holiday hotel industry. The multi-millionaire Jan Henric Buettner was fulfilled at the Hohwachter Bucht in Schleswig-Holstein, a life-long dream. The Hamburg-based Internet pioneer had purchased from the Count's family von Platen hall mouth in 2005, the battered country estate and turned the property into a spectacular holiday oasis.
"lover come per year, ten times to the white house."Natalie Fischer
The count had held white house during eight generations on the water, a part of the site, but untended. Buettner was 80 million euros, including funds from crowd funding and EU-funding, to the noble holiday village. For nine years the construction lasted, with the strict requirements of the monument protection had to be complied with.
Since opening in 2014, the clientele is growing steadily. "Lover come per year, ten times to the white house," says Natalie Fischer. Most of the guests are recruited from the nearby Metropolitan area of Hamburg, 18 percent are foreigners, amazing 8 percent of the Swiss.
A room in the bakehouse or a Cottage on the beach
With a key figure in the 150-member hotel crew can speak without hesitation Switzerland German: Christian Scharrer, head in the classy restaurant Courtier in the ground floor of the after a fire at the end of the 19th century. Century, reconstructed in Baroque castle, Dating back to Waldshut-Tiengen. Scharrer has earned in the white house 18 Gault Millau points and two Michelin stars. He interpreted French cuisine in a playful and a great master of the sauce art.
Scharrer, picking thyme and Basil in your own garden, avoid the convulsive focus on regional products: "quality is more important," he says, "I'd about like to have more fish from the Baltic sea. Because of this you couldn't get to, often the Icelandic fish on the plate."
The 55 suites and rooms are spread over ten buildings, apart from the castle, all in North German brick architecture. Jewelry pieces are the count's Suite in the castle with a fireplace and private sauna, the room in the bakehouse, which was built in the oven, or the quiet Cottage on the beach. In planning: three additional Chalets for larger families and a four Kilometer long Jogging track. An Outdoor saltwater pool is already inaugurated.
under the Linden strolling, then the cliff
It tends to be from the lifestyles of staff via Golf cart over cobblestone streets and natural streets of the huge area to ride, past works of art, and beach chairs under the old oak trees. Inspiring, but a walk through the picturesque Linden Avenue to the three-Kilometer-long Baltic sea beach. If you turn to the West, and lands on the cliffs of the Hohwachter Bay, and in a mysterious funeral forest, in the urns rest and Book have found, for 99 years, the new owner ("grandma Inge to Björn for the Abi").
To the East the path runs along the dunes to the white houses, the beach, a popular Badedestination with faceless apartment buildings. Children roar and the smell of Currywurst drive the strollers back to the refuge. The weissenhaus Grand Village was actually a backdrop in movies: Til Schweiger, turned out at the beach and on the large chess some of the scenes of the American Version of "honey in the head Board". The movie with Nick Nolte flopped, was not determined at the scene. (Sunday newspaper)
Created: 20.04.2019, at 18:02