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Welcome at the Seehotel Frankenhorst in Schwerin

Situated amidst extensive grounds right on the lake, discover pure relaxation in the wonderful atmosphere of our 4 star hotel. 59 modern and comfortable rooms and suites in the country house style can be found in several different guest houses.

Experience a perfect combination of peace and nature, combined with wellness and culture.
Enjoy an extensive selection of treatments in our wellness and beauty area and relax in one of our saunas or the jacuzzi. Our lake sauna provides a very special kind of sauna experience. Here you can enjoy the magnificent view over the Ziegelsee Lake before jumping into the lake to cool off.

Set in the enchanting surroundings of Schwerin, the hotel is an ideal starting point for day tours by bicycle, excursions to see the seven lakes of Schwerin or a visit to the beautiful capital of the Mecklenburg-Vorpommern region.
As well as the charming historic centre alongside the Pfaffenteich lake, Schwerin Castle is a landmark of the city and well worth a visit.

Not only will holidaymakers and wellness guests enjoy the Seehotel Frankenhorst, the hotel is also perfect for conferences or for business guests who want to improve their skills or work here in peace. As well as 2 meeting rooms, free WiFi and up to date conference technology is also available.

Due to the Corona pandemic, we are unable to provide some services and facilities, or only to a limited extent. Details/information can be provided by phone or e-mail.

Best Western Seehotel Frankenhorst****
Frankenhorst 5   
Tel: +49 (0)40-248200
D-19055 Schwerin
Phone: +49 (0)385 59 22 20
Fax: +49 (0)385 59 22 21 45

Overview & trivia

Hotel Category 4 Stars
Room Count 59
Single Rooms 5
Double Rooms 54
Suits 3
Check In ab 15 Uhr
Check Out bis 11 Uhr
Breakfastbuffet not inclusive
Pets (only allowed in the Studios) 10,00 €
City Centre 6 km
Central train station 8 km
Hamburg 147 km
Rostock 97 km
Lübeck 70 km
Motorway 6 km
Trade fair grounds 9 km
Castle 10 km
State Museum 6 km
Mecklenburgisches State Theatre 9 km
Cathedral 5 km
Pfaffenteich 7 km
Old garden 8 km

The very first record of Wickendorf, which includes Frankenhorst, dates back to a document written by Pope Clement III in 1189, in which he refers to the settlement as "Wickendörp". The farming village expanded quickly as it lay on the old Hansa route between Wismar and Dömitz.

Between 1770 and 1922, there were several brickworks and lime kilns on the site where Frankenhorst now stands. The clay and lime required as raw materials, as well as peat for use as fuel, were available in ample quantities. Many of the official buildings in the district of Schwerin were constructed using the building materials produced here.

At the beginning of the 1920s, there was already an inn for tourists called "Seelust" on the site. This restaurant was in the building which now forms part of the Best Western Seehotel Frankenhorst and is called "Haus 2" (House 2) or "Haus am See" (the House at the Lake). In the night of 17th to 18th October 1935, there was a fire in the attic of the "Seelust" inn. Nobody was hurt but the entire roof was burnt out. The attic was rebuilt and the venue remained in business for many more years, although during the Second World War, like many other buildings, it was put to another use.

In 1921, the writer Hans Franck bought the 30-acre property on the Ziegelsee Lake in the district of Schwerin. He loved the place, which he called Frankenhorst, and lived there for more than 40 years. The name he gave the estate comes from a combination of his own name "Frank" (as in "free" or "open") and "Horst", which means a "coppice" or "eagle's nest". After his death, the Frankenhorst was turned into a guest house for what was then the district of Schwerin. High-ranking guests from the district stayed there as well as veterans of East Germany's GDR party and other important figures. Erich Honecker himself obviously appreciated the place and he stayed there during the 1987 Farmer's Congress in Frankenhorst.

Following the reunification of Germany, the guest house began to offer accommodation and food for tourists and today it houses the 4-star Seehotel Frankenhorst.

In 2004, the land including the hotel was classified as a site of natural heritage. This gave the unique location an additional focal point. It is precisely the magnificent location of the hotel on the banks of the Ziegelsee Lake - which now lies in the middle of a landscape conservation area and a European bird sanctuary - that makes the Seehotel Frankenhorst a favourite destination for tourists and holiday makers as well as locals.

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Seehotel Frankenhorst GmbH
Frankenhorst 5, D-19055 Schwerin
Telefon: +49(0)385 59 22 20
Fax: +49(0)385 59 22 21 45