Lanserhof Sylt

Sofija Aćimović

sofija.acimovic - Jan 20, 2022

4 min

Lanserhof Group, the world’s leading medical destination, continues to grow its portfolio and will open a new health resort on the island of Sylt in northern Germany in 2021. The topping-out ceremony took place on 2 October 2020 and signifies a milestone in the build. Among those present were Lanserhof owner Dr. Christian Harisch, architect Christoph Ingenhoven and the future medical director of Lanserhof Sylt, Dr. Jan Stritzke.

The new development contributes to the Group’s expanding portfolio which currently includes Lanserhof Lans near Innsbruck in Austria; Lanserhof Tegernsee in Bavaria, Germany; LANS Medicum and LANS Cardio in Hamburg, Germany; and Lanserhof at The Arts Club in London, United Kingdom.The island of Sylt provides Lanserhof with the perfect conditions to complement the renowned LANS Med Concept to guests. Located on the North Sea coast, Sylt boasts an extraordinary climate and is surrounded by an abundance of nature creating an idyllic setting in which to reset and recharge. Built on the northeast of the island in the municipality of List, Lanserhof Sylt covers 20,000 m2 and is complete with 67 guest rooms. A team of the world’s leading experts will provide extensive medical care for guests, as well as external visitors and residents of the island.


Built on the former military officers’ home area of the List, the construction and design of Lanserhof Sylt is under the direction of internationally renowned Düsseldorf architect Christoph Ingenhoven. Located on one of the highest elevations on the islands, guests will discover a panoramic view of the harbour of List and the adjacent landscape conservation area, against the backdrop of the Wadden Sea. A total of six buildings will be restored in close cooperation with the local monument protection authorities and honoured with the unmistakable Lanserhof design.

Lanserhof has been synonymous with vital medicine for over 30 years and its concept has made it a globally recognised medical institution which has received numerous awards in Europe. Under the medical management of Dr. Jan Stritzke, the former head of cardiology at the Asklepios North Sea Clinic Westerland, the range of services available at Lanserhof Sylt will include medical consultations and individual therapies, as well as CT and MRI scans; the only facility to offer these on the island. In addition to the naturopathic approach, Lanserhof Sylt will focus on cardiological rehabilitation. A dedicated treatment facility will span 5,000 m2 completed with a spacious spa area featuring saunas, steam baths, relaxation area and indoor and outdoor pool with a sun terrace hidden in the dunes.

Photo Courtesy Sofija Sofi

Lanserhof Sylt – facts at a glance:
– Lanserhof Sylt is scheduled to open in autumn 2021 and first reservations can be accepted from summer 2021
– The internationally renowned Düsseldorf architect Christoph Ingenhoven has been appointed for the planning and design of the build
– Lanserhof Sylt has 67 guest rooms and covers a floor area of 20,000 m2, of which 5,000 m2 are treatment and therapy rooms
– It will also be the largest thatched roof in Europe with a total area (over six buildings) of 12,900 m2
– The first tunnel on the island of Sylt connects Lanserhof with the medicine house
– The ground-breaking ceremony took place on 29 November 2017 and marked the official start of construction
– The official topping-out ceremony was celebrated on 2 October 2020
– Total estimated cost of the construction project (building/conversion) € 100 million
– The health resort is the most expensive hotel on the island and in Europe (in terms of construction costs in relation to the room price)
– Dr. Jan Stritzke, former head of cardiology at the Asklepios Nordseeklinik Westerland, has been appointed as medical director
– In addition to the LANS Med Concept, the focus of Lanserhof Sylt is on cardiological rehabilitation for acute or chronic diseases, as well as the treatment of respiratory and skin diseases
– Transfers via plane provided by SyltAir is planned from Hamburg and other cities to be confirmed.

Health begins in the mind – and at Lanserhof.



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