Haven in the far North
A place, a refuge, a luxury domicile with award-winning cuisine. An open space that allows alone with yourself or with others, far from everything that burdens and binds.
Your thoughts drift away and the broad horizon holds your gaze. With a good book in your hand, time passes at its own pace, until a spectacular sunset swallows the last light of day. A place like no other – as all guests discover on their arrival at Weissenhaus Grand Village Resort & Spa by the sea as soon as the wrought-iron gate opens and they are received in the gatehouse with its crackling open fire.
The former stately Manor
Enclosed in a large park extending to the Baltic Sea, the former stately manor of the Earl of Platen-Hallermund, situated on 75 hectares of land, is now an exclusive resort with its own three kilometre long natural beach. Only one hour from the bustling city of Hamburg it comprises forty buildings, some listed, with small distinctive peculiarities such as the former estate jail.
The centrepiece is the white Barock manor, comprising of 16 suites and rooms, which was reconstructed in 1896 following a fire. They are divided over eight luxuriously renovated, historical farm buildings and the upper storey of the manor. Like on a journey back in time, you can delight in the charm of the extensive rooms on the Belle Étage and the Belle Vue on the upper floor, in which historical details are skilfully combined with modern luxury. From the large windows you have a sweeping view of the grand paddocks, the bordering forests and the estate extending to the sea.
This magnificent building, which is over 400 years old, is the heart of the resort: In Courtier, the gourmet restaurant distinguished with two Michelin stars and managed by Christian Scharrer, guests can enjoy the finest cuisine.
Stop for a minute, enjoy your time and let yourself be pampered
The bath house, which is located slightly off the beaten track with a view of the Baltic Sea is a very special place of retreat, accessible via its own beach and with an outdoor sauna in the style of a bathing machine from the turn of the century. The lord of the manor once presented it to his wife, so she could warm herself at the fireplace after bathing in the Baltic Sea and could get dressed without being seen by strangers. In contrast, the multiple award-winning 2,000 square metre spa is located in the former coach house; to which the brick walls with large iron rings bear testimony. In the steam bath essential oils such as eucalyptus and menthol envelope those seeking peace, who can also enjoy the mild heat of a samarium or stone-dousing ceremonies in the Finnish sauna and are invited to experience the oriental bathing ritual Hammam. In the outdoor area there is a Russian Banja, in which infusions with birch twigs provide an authentic sauna experience. Subsequently the minus ten degree cold snow grotto offers soothing refreshment, before you make time stand still cosily snuggled up in front of the open fire.
Conclusion: The historical manor located directly on the Baltic Sea is one of the most beautiful and unusual beach resorts in Europe. Visitors will experience unspoiled nature, vast landscapes and finally – the epitome of peace and calm, because hectic and stress simply dissolve in the next ocean breeze.
“The best and most beautiful things in
the world cannot be seen or even touched.
They must be felt with the heart.”
Helen Keller, deaf-blind American author 1880-1968
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