Our hotel is ideal for a short break. Reception is open 24 hours a day and you can check in at any time. We offer all the amenities for a relaxing stopover, especially for children.
After a peaceful and quiet night, you will continue your journey quite rested. In less than one hour you will reach the Danish border or the car train to Sylt.
If you head south, you will reach hamburg in just under an hour.
We are the perfect hotel for all those who travel on the A7 motorway and want to stay in style and enjoy good food. If you are traveling on the A7 between Hamburg and Flensburg, then you may want to consider a stopover at the Seehotel Töpferhaus. Just north of the Kiel Canal / Rader high bridge you will find the exit Owschlag. From there you can reach our hotel in only 5 minutes.
Let us spoil you with breakfast, lunch, afternoon coffee and dinner in our country cuisine restaurant or spend the night in one of our stylish rooms with a lake view.
The A7 motorway is Germany's cross-country connection. With 962 kilometers, it is the longest motorway in Europe. Beginning from the Danish border in Ellund, the motorway travels through Schleswig-Holstein, Hamburg, Niedersachsen and Hessen, connects through Bayern and Baden-Württemberg and ends on the Austrian border by Füssen. The first stretch of the motorway was laid down in 1937, the last priniciple part in 2009. The route partially follows paths from the middle ages, like Ochsenweg, the historical merchant's path from southern Scandinavia.
Near Rendsburg is the Rader high bridge which crosses the North Sea Baltic Sea Channel. The city of Rendsburg, between Eider and the channel, is an 800 year old walled-city with many old residences and narrow dreamy backstreets. A special atttraction is the tall 42 meter iron transport bridge "Eisenbahnbrücke" above the North Sea Baltic Channel with its hanging passenger ferry aka "Schwebefähre" underneath. The bridge was erected with the manpower of around 350 workers under the direction of engineer Fredrich Voß.
The Eisenbahnbrücke required 17,740 tons of steel with 3.2 Millionen rivets, made out of the best "Siemens-Martin iron". The structure took 13.4 million to erect. The bridge opened to the public on October 1st 1913 and is still in use today.
The North Sea Baltic Sea Channel is almost 100 kilometers long and is over 100 years old. The channel appears like a blue band running from Brunsbüttel in the West to Kiel in the East and reduces the amount of time by ship to Skagen, Denmark. Whether you are moving freight/ containers, or travelling in a steamboat or a private yacht, you will experience first hand the versatility of our waterfront. Approximately 119 ships per day pass through the waterway - we know this from our web cam by the Eisenbahnbrücke. In the summer, you can also see a variation of cruise ships going under the bridges.
The motorway also leads towards Schleswig, the oldest city in Schleswig-Holstein. The story of Schleswig began in the 7th century. The 9th and 10th centuries saw the viking settlement Haithabus become Northern Europe's central merchant's place. Notably in the year 1544, the city became home to the duke of Gottorf who gave the Schloss Gottorf its name. Another special resident of the Schloss Gottorf was Duke Friedrich III, who helped to enrich the city's cultural scene.
Today, the city of Schleswig sees more than 500,000 visitors a year, looking to experience the friendly culturally-rich city with all its historical signifigance. Between the exits of Tarp and Owschlag, there are two paths built for military aviation use. However, in less than 5 minutes from the road you will reach peace and quiet of the nature reserve surrounding the Seehotel Töpferhaus and its country and gourmet cuisine.