Das Schulhaus Hotel

Pleasant, stylish and serene

Das Schulhaus Hotel

The former primary school dating from 1915 on Westfalendamm in Schwelm got a bright new future as a fine hotel. The classrooms have been converted into 35 inviting and well-appointed hotel rooms. The former gym is now the restaurant Die Turnhalle – meaning simply ‘the gym‘. By creating this lovely boutique hotel, Berlin hotelier Kurt Hermandung and his partner Marc Konopatzki have made their dream come true. The distinctive stone, slate and plasterwork building now houses a charming contemporary hotel and restaurant. From two historic drinking fountains the guest can get ‘vitalized‘ fresh drinking water pumped into carafes. Instead of minibars in the rooms there is an honesty bar in the form of a traditional schoolhouse kiosk where you can get drinks, snacks and gifts.

Prepared with regional ingredients

Restaurant Die Turnhalle

The former gym ‘Die Turnhalle’ has been transformed into a restaurant with a contemporary atmosphere. The experienced chef Ulrich Glittenberg and his team use as many regionally produced ingredients as possible. From the restaurant, you can see into the kitchen, where the contemporary, international and surprising dishes are created. The interior of the restaurant includes references to the former gym: there are photos of gymnastics on the walls, and the linear design on one wall is a reminder of a typical gym floor. The partition between the restaurant and lobby-like area on the garden side is woven together with ropes from gymnastic rings.


Cookery classes
Garden or terrace
Bicycles available
Private Parking
A former school building
Vitalized water from its own source
Between Düsseldorf and Dortmund

Special features in the region



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Haus Martfeld Museum

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Bergisches Land region

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"The former school is all about one thing: enjoyment!" - Kurt Hermandung & Marc Konopatzi 

Hosts: Kurt Hermandung & Marc Konopatzi 
Chef: Ulrich Glittenberg