Robert Jopp

To discover the North Frisian Island shore side, one should take a walk along the bay in a wide arc from Morsum leading up to Kampen. The peak marks a special place in every respect - the Fährhaus Sylt. People walking the island see it from afar, the gleaming white Victorian-style building with its imposing porch. It is the "gateway to the island", because where the Munkmarscher Yacht Port lays today, steamboats once docked with tourists that would travel to their “summer escape” via the island train.

Munkmarsch, although small, became the most important harbour town on Sylt, this is due to the man who laid the foundation for Fährhaus, Thomas Selmer. Today, we would say that he recognized the potential of the island, fact is that the enterprising post Schiffer got a concession for passenger transport and built a simple wooden house in 1868, which was used as a restaurant. Within 12 years, he rebuilt in place of that modest house, a masterpiece, as we know it today. It was the beginning of a legend: Fährhaus Sylt.

Today there are no steamers. Most guests reach the island via the Hindenburg causeway - put into operation in 1927 - or by plane. In the small marina of Munkmarscher, you will find yacht clubs bob dinghies and other small ships. Behind the Hotel extends a large wooded area, the hinterland of Munkmarsch, one of the green oases of the island. Wind and sea determine the noise, on gentle dunes the sea grass sways in time. Here the guest finds them self and can relax completely and enjoy doing whatever they fancy.

Anyone who wants to leave behind the daily grind, come visit the extensive 700 m2 Spa. In this retreat, spa is not a word, but a living philosophy. Golfers will enjoy easy access to the nearest course and all those who want to indulge their taste buds, find fulfilment in the hotel's restaurants.


Here the mud flat, there the forest. The Fährhaus is located in a very green part of Sylt and also very central. Keitum is not far away, also Kampen can be reached by foot. Active people walk the shoreline up to List where the islands oyster, the Sylter Royal, lives.

The former ferry house of Captain Selmer is the main house of the hotel. The executive floor is located in the side wing. The calming colours, a lot of light wood and elegant home textiles make the rooms and suites comfortable and pleasant.


Friesian charm meets Nordic design. Käpt'n Selmer Stube, named after the founder of Fährhaus Sylt, exudes pure hospitality. Here, the head chef, Markus Gerlach, is serving regional dishes with a special touch of sophistication. In winter, an antique tiled stove radiates cozy warmth, in summer guests may dine on the Victorian terrace.


CATEGORY 5 Star Superior

ROOMS & SUITES 29 rooms, 12 suites, 3 apartments

CUISINE Local cuisine with international influences in the à la carte restaurant "Käpt'n Selmer Stube" and hotel guest restaurant "Mara Sand"

Wellness & Spa 700 m2, day spa available

Golf 18-hole golf course, 3 km away

Pets Well-behaved dogs are welcome

Driver & Butler Service Porsche fleet for autonomous driving

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Fährhaus Sylt

Bi Heef 1
25980 Sylt / Munkmarsch
Telefon +49 4651 939 70