Romantik Hotel

Exclusive culinary delights directly on the gently rippling canal in "Little Amsterdam".

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Dutch canal flair, exclusive cuisine & fragrant roses: The Romantik Hotel Aquarium in Friedrichstadt is a charming insider tip in the north of Germany and, thanks to its proximity to Husum, Sylt and St. Peter Ording, a perfect starting point for exploring the North Sea coast.

Familie Boddenberg

Your Hosts

The host family Boddenberg has been living and working with passion and commitment in the heart of Friedrichstadt for more than 45 years. In the 1960s, grandfather Boddenberg opened a small café, which was expanded into a hotel in the 1970s. Since 2017, Jan Boddenberg has been managing the Romantik Hotel Aquarium in the 3rd generation and, together with his wife Mareta, their two sons and the entire team, is creating an inn of the future that does not forget loving traditions.


Komfort Doppelzimmer
Comfort Room

Charming & modern: The rooms in the comfort category are equipped with a large, cozy box-spring bed and are around 20 m² in size. Hot tea, hairdryer, TV and WiFi are included.

From141 EUR
Superior Double Room
Superior Room

Stylish, spacious & comfortable: The superior category offers rooms with a cozy double bed, seating area and modern bathroom on a total of 22 to 30 m². TV, hairdryer, coffee and tea as well as WiFi are included.

From151 EUR
Doppelzimmer Grachtenblick
Canal View Room

Enjoy Dutch flair with a view of the canals: The Grachtenblick rooms with box-spring bed and a small sitting area provide a wonderful view from the window. The 20 - 25 m² rooms also offer free coffee and tea, Wi-Fi, a hairdryer and a minibar.

From171 EUR
Family Room
Family Room

Luxurious & spacious: In addition to particularly stylish furnishings, the family room offers enough space for the whole family or a stay with friends on a generous 68 m². This room category has two separate bedrooms, a cozy living area with a seating area and television in each room.

From200 EUR


Central Location
Central Location
Free Wifi
Free Wifi
Indoor Pool
Indoor Pool
Parking Area
Parking Area


Restaurant Ursprung

Fresh, regional & exclusive: The Ursprung restaurant is the heart of the Aquarium and offers you exceptional and luxurious taste experiences that are unique in the region. In the evening, a selection of successful signature dishes and desserts awaits you, while at lunchtime you will be served traditional North German dishes such as Müllerin-style plaice.

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Directly on the gently rippling Friedrichstadt canal, you can enjoy cozy summer evenings against a historic backdrop on the terrace opposite the hotel. With exclusive dishes, exquisite wines and modern cocktail creations, you can really enjoy yourself here and feel the charming atmosphere with all your senses.

Eine Limette wird über einem Cocktail ausgepresst

After a day in Friedrichstadt or the surrounding area, you can round off your evening perfectly in the hotel's own bar. The Romantik Hotel Aquarium stands for an exquisite selection of wines and an extraordinary selection of different non-alcoholic and alcoholic drinks such as long drinks, cocktails or spirits. Lean back alone or in company and let the day pass in review with a good glass.

Restaurant Ursprung
Culinary Event Calendar

You can enjoy exclusive and cozy feasts at regular culinary events such as kitchen parties, 4-course menus, Asian buffets or Christmas and New Year's Eve dinners. During the Advent season, the Romantik Hotel offers a gourmet evening with aperitif, 7-course menu and wine accompaniment. You can also look forward to mulled wine & frutjes on the terrace directly on the wintry canal. If you are interested, please ask the hotel for the current dates.


Pool Romantik Hotel Aquarium
Swimming Pool & Sauna

Dive in weightlessly in the hotel's own indoor swimming pool: the swimming pool, heated to 32 degrees, is open between 08:00 and 21:00. Here you can rest, relax or swim a few lengths. In the afternoon or evening from 16:00 - 21:00 or by arrangement, you can sweat and relax in the hot Finnish sauna.

Wellness area
Massages & Beauty Treatments

Wellness & self-care in the Aquarium: The aqua spa with three treatment rooms offers you an all-encompassing pampering program for your face, hands, feet or the whole body. Packs or peelings with sea salt, algae and sea mud as well as hot shells and stones allow you to enjoy the power and treasures of the sea so that you can recharge your batteries for everyday life. You are welcome to discuss your individual wishes and needs with us so that we can find an appointment together.

explore Friedrichstadt


Friedrichstadt, also known as Little Holland or Little Amsterdam, exudes a charm that is unique in Germany: canals, Dutch-inspired architecture and beautiful buildings with rose facades are lined up next to small regional stores. Stroll along the canals, visit the city's landmarks and enjoy the Nordic breeze.

FAQ's Häufig gestellte Fragen & Antworten

Yes, parking spaces are available in the hotel courtyard. There is a charge of €10 per car/night for a parking space. Due to the limited number of hotel parking spaces, the car park should be reserved before arrival.

The hotel is not suitable for wheelchair users due to the structural conditions. The hotel is partially accessible for people with physical disabilities. This should be clarified personally and individually with the hotel staff.

Yes dogs are allowed in some of the rooms and must therefore be mentioned directly when booking a room. Dogs are charged €15 per dog/per night. A maximum of two dogs are allowed to stay with you.

Low season:

Monday to Sunday 18:00 - 21:00, Saturday and Sunday additionally 12:00 - 17:00

High season:

Monday 18:00 - 21:00 (closed at lunchtime),

Tuesday to Sunday 12:00 - 17:00 and 18:00 - 21:00

It is always advisable to book a table.

The hotel offers breakfast daily from 7:30 - 10:30 am. Breakfast costs €23.00 per person. There is always a small selection of lactose and gluten-free products. However, it is advisable to contact the hotel to discuss specific requests and intolerances.

Yes, the hotel has a pool, sauna and fitness room. Massages and treatments can be booked separately.


The pool has a temperature of approx. 30° and is 4.5 x 8 m in size and 1.35 m deep. The pool can only be used during opening hours between 8:00 - 21:00.


The Finnish sauna is automatically switched on daily from 16:00 - 21:00. Earlier use is of course possible. Please contact the hotel. Later use after 21:00 is unfortunately not possible for safety reasons.


The hotel offers various massages. As the wellness department is very small, appointments should definitely be booked before arrival. Massages are also possible spontaneously, provided that the appointment diary is not full. The hotel works with Dr Hauschka natural products. These can also be purchased on site. The SPA staff will be happy to advise you.

Fitness room:

The fitness room can be used daily from 08:00 - 21:00 and has a treadmill, bike, cross trainer, vibration plate, boxing bag, yoga mat and power station.

Bathrobes, towels & slippers:

Bathrobes will be waiting for you in your room on arrival. We do not offer bathrobes for children at the hotel. Towels are available for you in the swimming pool and sauna area. The towels are provided exclusively for use in the hotel. Bathing shoes are not provided at the hotel for sustainability reasons. Please bring them with you from home.

One of the family rooms is equipped with a shower and a bathtub. All other rooms have a shower only.

No, none of the rooms have a balcony or terrace.

The local aquarists met here and the former café became the clubhouse. At that time, there were ten aquariums in the rooms.

Whether wedding, birthday or company event - everything is possible. Feel free to contact the hotel.

Many years ago, the trained confectioner Andresen ran a café on this site. On 1 July 1970, the Boddenberg family took over the café and is now the 3rd generation to run it. In the meantime, the small café has become much more... In 2021, the family decided on a comprehensive remodelling, but they don't want to forget that everything had its "origins" here.

Romantik Hotel
Romantik Hotel Aquarium
Familie Boddenberg
Am Mittelburgwall 2-8
Germany-25840 Friedrichstadt
DE - north frisia - Baiersbronn

If you are arriving by car, please use a navigation device. Parking spaces are available for our hotel guests in the inner courtyard.

From Hamburg, the RE6 in the direction of Sylt/Westerland will take you to Friedrichstadt in approx. 1 hour and 40 minutes. From the train station you can reach the hotel on foot in approx. 1km and approx. 15min. A bus also connects the station with the city center. A cab is not always available at the station so we recommend a reservation in advance.

Airport Hamburg approx. 130km