The hotel has been family-owned for five generations. Founder Otto Busse from Berlin: “The island of Sylt has a great future, which is why I’m buying a piece of land in a prime location and building a guesthouse on it.”
The Hotel Miramar welcomed its first guests in 1903. It has retained its reputation, its charm and its unique location until today. Notable guests such as the writer Gerhart Hauptmann, Foreign Minister Gustav Stresemann, actor Hans Albers or boxer Max Schmeling founded the excellent reputation of the house, which even today still plays host to many famous personalities.
What times has the Hotel Miramar gone through? Since it opened more than 115 years ago, it has gone through the ups and downs of the times. Destructive tidal waves, two wars, inflation and swastikas all gnawed at it. It was used as a hospital and as a shelter for refugees.
And then there are also the anecdotes of the guests, the hotel and the family which range from dancing the Charleston to celebrating the economic miracle of the 1950s. These anecdotes all create the flair and atmosphere of a hotel that is the only one of its kind on the island of Sylt.