It all began in 1903.

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. 




Historical postcard

A house full of tradition. 
To us, however, tradition is not the worship of ashes, but the preservation of the fire.”

The former restaurant is now a bar.

At the beginning of the 20th century the restaurant was located in what today is the bar. 
Many elements of Art Nouveau are still preserved in their original form today.

History & Anecdotes

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.

The early 1970s

A time of construction! 
However, the following also applies: “If you don’t move with the times, you’ll get left behind.” 
Which is why we have always invested in modern comforts and will continue to do so in the future.

Wilhelmine and Otto Busse

On his journey across Europe, Otto Busse fell in love with the 'Miramare' summer residence in Trieste. He was highly impressed by its compact construction and the direct sea view. It served as a model for today's hotel Miramar on Sylt.