Hotel Seesteg          

 Damenpfad 36a 26548 Norderney − Germany

Member of Relais & Chateaux

More than 110 years ago, at a time when the island of Norderney was an important social and artistic centre, the building that now houses the hotel was used for storing the wooden boards of the pier during the stormy winters on the German North Sea coast. Nowadays a combination of natural materials and modern design has transformed it into a luxury hotel that is a haven of sophistication and extravagance in a world of mediocrity and minimalism. It boasts a rooftop pool with a stunning view of the North Sea, a gourmet restaurant, a spa offering a wide range of natural treatments — and the ultimate luxury of 16 rooms right next to the sea.

Hotel Seesteg

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Located directly on the beach a mere 40 metres from the high tide mark, the Seesteg is a luxury private haven with a total of 16 rooms. From the studios, lofts and penthouse suites with their furnishings of oak wood, north German brick and natural silk, the eye is drawn through the generous windows to the open North Sea beyond.

All the rooms have two comfortable armchairs or a sofa, a writing desk, a Bose player and a flat-screen set with DVD player.

It goes without saying that the superbly finished bathrooms with their sandstone tiles and twin basins are equipped with hairdryers and natural cosmetics from L’Occitane. To pamper you there are also bath robes, slippers and bags.

The wall-to-wall windows of the penthouse suites, combined with a second internal glass window, enable you to look straight out to the sea from the bathtub. And at the touch of a button the bathroom window will close. Mattresses from a Palatinate manufacture and Swiss duck-down duvets, laundered in spring water using environmentally-friendly detergents, offer maximum comfort at night. Porthault bed linen and towels pamper your skin. All rooms are also equipped with tea-making facilities, Nespresso machines, minibars and electronic safes.

The pier - The architecture

The original historic building was built in 1893 and served as a winter storage hall for the former jetty. In December 2006, the Seestegschuppen was acquired by the brothers Marc Brune, architect and Jens Brune, hotelier and redeveloped in an one-year construction period to an elegant hotel. Due to its authenticity, the maritime structure from the outside reflects the severity and character of Norderney's history. Therefore, they decided to keep the building - which was not a listed building - nevertheless in its structure.

The found old clinker was salt-soaked through the exposed location directly on the sea and thus porous. Old stones have been replaced by handmade coal-fired clinker bricks, which are now only produced in two factories across Europe and clad inside and outside the masonry of the pier. The warehouse building has been newly fitted with a staggered floor, which discreetly takes back and sets a modern contrast to the old building language with a modern post and beam construction made of oak and bronze. This includes the frameless balcony balustrade. The existing wooden planks from the Seestegschuppen, which originally formed the floor covering of the storey ceilings - on which the beach chairs last stored - were processed in the historical part of the building as wall cladding of the corridors and rooms.

Seen from the lake, the hotel is like a long, horizontal strip. Inside, the length of the old building was taken up by 50 meters as the central axis, from the ground floor to the upper floor with the 20-meter rooftop pool. The unobstructed access on the ground floor between the lounge and the restaurant to the adjacent loft suites offers special visual axes. The chimney block indicates the boundary of the head building.

Das Interieur ist eine perfekte Symbiose von Sachlichkeit und Eleganz. Kalksandsteinböden und Glaswände werden gegen warmes Holz und sinnliche Stoffe wie Leinen und Seide gesetzt. Es ist ein Wechselspiel wie Ebbe und Flut, rustikale Klinker im Kontrast zu üppiger Seide. Die Holzarbeiten nehmen das Wechselspiel zwischen heller und dunkler Eiche auf. Im gesamten Gebäude wurden Holzbohlen verlegt, die — wie in der Natur vorkommend — unterschiedliche Breiten und Längen bis zu 2,50 Meter aufweisen. Große Panorama-Holzfenster, meist vom Fußboden bis zur Decke, vermitteln das Gefühl, dass man direkt über den Wellen schwebt. Die Bäder liegen innen und bieten dennoch einen direkten Ausblick aufs Meer.

Thus, the archaic structure of a bygone era has become an extraordinary hotel with 16 rooms, offering calm and relaxation to the discerning guest of today.

All rooms are non-smoking.

The Seesteg is a designer hotel with a focus on well-being. It offers an environment that combines freedom with luxury, with 9 junior suites and 7 double rooms, each of them bright and generously proportioned and at the same time cosy and comfortable. Almost all of them have a balcony or terrace with a view of the open sea.

Furthermore, Relais & Châteaux is also a family of hoteliers and Grands Chefs* from all over the world who share a passion for and a personal commitment to ensuring their guests are privy to moments of exceptional harmony, an unforgettable celebration of the senses. From the vineyards in Napa valley to the beaches in Bali, from the olive trees in Provence to the lodges in South Africa, Relais & Châteaux offers all the stops on the finest route for discovering each special place and country.

The Relais & Châteaux signature reflects this ambition:

Relais & Châteaux is an exclusive collection of 475 of the finest charming hotels and gourmet restaurants in 55 countries. Established in France in 1954, the Association’s mission is to spread its unique art de vivre across the globe by selecting outstanding properties with a truly unique character.

Studio - With Sea View

In the winter season is on selected dates and arrival between sunday or monday every 4th night free. The studios are on the first (Rooms 4-7) and second (Rooms 15-17) floors.

Room 4 — 28 m², sea view and view of Hotel Haus am Meer and milk bar; optional link to Room 5 to form a suite for 4-person occupation.

The Seesteg — Loft Suites

With sea view, sun terrace and traditional basket beach chair.

Room rate: from EUR 390 for 2 people per night incl. à la carte breakfast. In the winter season is on selected dates and arrival between sunday or monday every 4th night free.

Room 1 — 54m², sea view, extra long bed (2.10m), studio couch, private terrace and traditional basket beach chair.

The Seesteg Penthouse

With sea view, panorama window and sun balcony.

Room rate: from EUR 390 for 2 people per night incl. à la carte breakfast. In the winter season is on selected dates and arrival between sunday or monday every 4th night free.

Room 8 — 45m², sea view, panorama window, spacious, sunny balcony overlooking sea.

Private Spa

We have an exclusive private area boasting a Finnish sauna with sea view and a Thalasso pool in which you can relax on your own or with someone else.


Our roof terrace has a 25m pool offering year-round swimming with a sea view, combined with two outdoor Thalasso pools.

In the summer months we offer you a mini-breakfast at the pool, an all-day snack service and in the evening, a sundown aperitif.

Beauty Treatment


The spa draws intelligent connections between traditional healing arts and the rich treasures of the sea. You can choose from a variety of treatment methods with luxurious care lines from nature and research.

The applications for body, mind and senses create the feeling of resting completely in oneself. Bookings - Our spa staff will be pleased to advise you on the selection of individual applications, the right products and your choice of dates. All care products are also available in our spa shop.


CARITA's expert know-how dates back to 60 years ago, when sisters Rosy and Maria Carita opened their first beautician school in the "Maison de Beauté", still famous in Paris, rue de Faubourg Saint-Honoré in Paris.

Today CARITA is the world's largest expert in the field of anti-aging care. Innovative and at the highest level of technological progress, CARITA offers the most exclusive products also in the pre-aging area, in order to counteract the signs of aging of the body as early as possible. Extraordinary active ingredient cocktails with an immediately visible lifting effect intensively nourish the skin. You too will love the "Rénovateur Treatments" with their unique, enchanting fragrance and unique texture, a combination of roasted, finely ground sunflower seeds frees the skin from excess particles and essential oils make them incredibly soft.



A bath in moisture: the highly effective care products are rich in precious water from Polynesian lagoons and, in combination with the legendary Rénovateur, give the skin moisture and vitality. The complexion becomes visibly radiant, the skin perfectly moisturized and wonderfully supple.



This treatment revives the beauty of a radiant complexion - the ideal balance between purity and smoothness, a gently matted and intensively moisturized skin is restored. This form of treatment contains all the benefits of a "deep cleansing" that brings the skin back into its healthy balance and makes the complexion appear silky soft.



The products of the care line Ideal Douceur, based on cotton cells, reduce the sensitivity and delay the first signs of premature aging of the skin.



A complexion that is as pure as a crystal! Clarified by innovative products that ventilate the tired and pale veil, the skin appears evenly and radiantly beautiful after this treatment. The pigment formation is counteracted.



The exclusive facial treatment with the highly effective active ingredients of the neomorphosis line refines and immediately smoothes the skin, increasing skin density and volume. A specially prepared mask also ensures a fresh look.




A traditional massage with hot basalt stones that rebalances body and soul and relaxes the muscles.



This treatment is applied holistically to the body and face. The relaxing massage with heated salt balls and almond oil remineralises the skin and stimulates the lymphatic activity. The muscles are relaxed and tension dissolves.



A full body massage with a warm algae stamping with highly effective active ingredients. The skin is gently massaged and intensely tightened. The sea and seaweed extract provides the skin with lasting moisture, gives elasticity and resilience. Look forward to a clearly streamlined skin.



Relaxing massage for face, neck and décolleté. Ensures better skin circulation and gives a noticeably firming and relaxed skin feeling.



Headaches are often the result of tension in the shoulder and neck area. The musculature is loosened by targeted grips and strains.



The classic massage is one of the oldest treatment methods and not only helps the regeneration process, but also solves superficial and deep muscle tension.



The foot interacts with the whole body, so a reflexology massage not only deep relaxation, but also affects the whole organism.

Classic Cosmetics


Eyelash and eyebrow tinting, eyebrow shaping, eye mask.


In order to be able to respond to your individual wishes, you will receive our prices on request.


Training station. Gym with Techno-Gym equipment; Recline recumbent bike, Recline ergometer, Vario-Stepper and Run Personal treadmill. All devices have LED screen with touch screen technology for monitoring and analysis of training. Here, for example, exercise time, calorie consumption and heart rate are shown.

The "guide function" helps them optimize their training and find their rhythm. But there's more: watch favorite movies or shows, listen to an iPod or radio and even play games. The gym is located in our sister hotel Inselloft Nachbarhaus. Recommendation.

Warm up well and start with exercises that attract more stressed muscles. Consider the exercise percentages prescribed for each exercise to ensure efficient training. Perform the exercise correctly. Guests with high blood pressure or heart problems and pregnant women should consult a doctor before use.

You should also stop exercising with the following signs: Excessive fatigue, dizziness, shortness of breath, poor pulse and a general or specific feeling of discomfort. Private trainer Upon request we will provide you with a personal trainer.

Adapted to your profile of personal requirements, this movement is combined with the landscape diversity of the island. Whether it's a revitalization test session or a regular physical exercise program, you decide. Possible activities: gymnastics with elements of yoga and Pilates / Aqua-fitness in the rooftop pool / walking or Power Walking (Nordic walking sticks) free of charge). E-bikes The pier has two electric bicycles that can be rented by our guests upon request for an island tour.

Seesteg — The Restaurant

Lunchtime, afternoon, evening

À la carte restaurant with modern island-style gourmet cuisine and new interpretations of classic dishes.

Our restaurant offers a spectacular view of the North Sea, and the glass-fronted kitchen enables guests to view the staff preparing the meals from top ingredients. Enjoy lunch in the restaurant, afternoon tea with home-baked cakes in the lounge with its open fireplace, or dinner on the sea terrace watching the sun go down.

Meals served daily from 12:00 to 22:00 — dinner menu from 18:00.
Prior reservation recommended; Telephone +49 4932 893 600 or book here by email.

Cuisine at the Hotel Seesteg — Radical Simplicity

The mission of the Seesteg Restaurant team is to use a combination of dedication, expertise, creativity, craftsmanship, selected high quality ingredients, an obsession with detail and an eye for aesthetics to create a unique culinary experience for our guests.

Conscious of our commitment to the high standards of Relais & Châteaux, we combine regional and international cuisine to create a new, unique form of gourmet experience. To guarantee the quality of our cuisine and continue our quest to discover new, unique tastes in collaboration with our guests, our cooking is based on the following principles:

Our dishes are intended to be an expression of the purity, freshness, simplicity and ecological responsibility that we associate with our region. They should reflect the changing of the seasons.

The raw materials we use meet the very highest quality standards. A combination of careful sourcing and use helps conserve our uniquely superb climate, landscape and water. For example we only use deep-sea fish certified by the Marine Stewardship Council. We also are concerned to promote regional products and producers, sourcing our Norderney salted ham from the local Deckena butcher and our cheeses from the Focke Bohlen farm dairy. We combine the highest standards of taste with a modern awareness of health and wellbeing.

In our kitchen you can not only observe our executive chef and his team at work but also watch our baker daily creating fresh bread, rolls and biscuits. Our bakery, too, is dedicated to using the very best ingredients for its traditional baking processes.

Please note that no dogs may be brought into the restaurant.

Markus Kebschull - 
Chef at Restaurant Seesteg

"My focus is not on a purely regional-Nordic cuisine. I use what is first-class in the North for foods that are first-class in my opinion - without dogmatic restrictions, "says Markus Kebschull, head chef at Hotel Seesteg, describing his understanding of Nordic cuisine. His main focus is the freshness of the products, their quality and their taste. "If we then use gentle cooking methods that meet the actual character of the food, we are on the right track."

Most ideas develop in conversation with colleagues. First of all, a collection of materials is created before a joint consideration is made as to what should be made concrete. The result of this process: regional kale with noble turbot or lobster, down to earth cod paired with modern Asiatica or traditional Labskaus in cheeky liaison with hake and herb salad. If Markus Kebschull thinks of his education and his career, then he is more in the "classical kitchen" - and remains open to all kinds of influences. The Michelin Guide likes his gourmet cuisine and gave the pier a star.


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Bear in mind that websites set up to give an automatic answer, work with allocated quotas given by the hotel, therefore when it appears there are no rooms available for the date you want, this is not necessarily true, because they never allocate ALL the rooms to third parties.

Hotel: Hotel Seesteg

Address: Damenpfad 36a 26548 Norderney

Region: Saxony-Anhalt

Country: Germany

Official website:

Telephone: +49-(0)4932

Fax: +49-893-600

Hotel email:

By car
From the Rhineland/Ruhr region via the A3 towards Oberhausen and then the A2 towards Bottrop; take the A31 towards Emden (Emden Nord exit) and then follow the B210 and B70 to Norddeich. From Hanover, Hamburg, Bremen drive via Oldenburg on the A28 as far as the Leer junction, then towards Emden on the A31; take the Emden-Nord exit towards Norden/Norddeich.
In Norddeich you can either park your car in the Frisia Garages or take it to the island by ferry. Ferry reservations for arrival are not necessary but definitely advisable for departure. Reception will be happy to assist you.

By rail
There are direct trains to the ferry terminal at Norddeich-Mole from Zürich, Luxemburg and all major cities in Germany.

By air
FLN Frisia Airlines operates charter flights. Private jets up to 5.7 t may land at Norderney airport (landing strip length 1,000 metres) according to VFL.

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