Genießer Hotel Altes Gymnasium

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Why We Love This Hotel

  • This former school building dates back to the 19th century & is in a peaceful spot, a 5-minute walk from the centre of town
  • The large spa has an indoor pool, hot tub, steam room & gym -- access is free for guests
  • There’s a gourmet restaurant in the basement, which is named after the German Nobel Prize winner Rudolf Eucken


Husum, near the North Sea, is described as “the epitome of northern German lifestyle and culture” by Fodor’s and is known for being the centre of Germany’s wind energy industry. It’s also a place that dates back to the mid-13th century and it still retains much of its historic character. That’s true of the 5-star Geniesser Hotel Altes Gymnasium, which was once the local school.

The hotel features an impressive Gothic façade and a lobby area with a high wooden ceiling and grand staircase leading upstairs. The surroundings are peaceful, but it’s only a 5-minute walk to the harbour, the Nordsee Museum and the town’s shops, cafés and restaurants. Husum station is a 10-minute walk and the North Sea coast is 10 minutes away by car.

Back at the hotel, there’s a large spa with an impressive indoor pool, a hot tub, a steam room and a gym. Treatments can also be arranged (extra charge applies). Breakfast is served in a modern conservatory -- there’s a good continental buffet selection, including champagne.

The romantic Eucken restaurant is in the basement and serves gourmet fare accompanied by a vast wine list. It’s named after the German Nobel Prize winner Rudolf Eucken who was once a teacher at the school. The cosy Pauker lounge is also rumoured to have been the detention room.

The air-conditioned bedrooms are spacious and spread across the historic school building and newer Garden House annex (the latter of which has accessible Wi-Fi). Many rooms have a balcony or terrace.

Rooms & Rates

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  • Extra beds / roll away beds
  • Gym / fitness center
  • Indoor pool
  • Restaurant
  • Sauna / Steam Room
  • Pet-friendly
  • Spa


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Beauty treatments / massages (fees apply)
  • Bike rental
  • Room service (limited hours)

Room amenities

  • Air-conditioning
  • Central heating
  • Mini bar
  • Outdoor space for some rooms
  • Safe
  • Sitting area
  • DVD / CD player & library
  • Flatscreen TV


  • Complimentary Wi-Fi in public areas


  • Bathrobes
  • Bathrobes and slippers
  • Hair-dryer
  • Separate shower
  • Bathtub (in some rooms)


  • Complimentary parking


Check-in: Standard Time is 3pm.

Minimum age required to check in: 18.

Checkout: Standard Time is 11am.

Children and additional guests: Infant's cot/crib and extra bed available on request in Comfort and Superior Double rooms only: 20€ per night for children aged 11 and under, 39€ per night for children aged 12 and over, and adults. This includes breakfast. Extra beds are on request and must be requested upon booking. Infant's cot/crib are available, free of charge, for children aged 2 and under.
Supplements are not included automatically in the total price and will be charged directly by the hotel.

Pets: Pets are allowed on request and will be charged at 20€ per night on checkout.

Additional details: Wi-Fi is available free of charge in most rooms.

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Customer Service available Mon-Sun, 9am-9pm ET

Winner: People's Choice Stevie Awards for Favorite Customer Service

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Please note: Some amenities and services may not be available in all rooms or may incur an additional charge. All prices stated have been verified at the time of publication and may vary at the discretion of the hotel.

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