Our understanding of sustainability.

The StrandGut Resort is the way it is: valuable, stylish, relaxed, authentic. We don't want to conform to any mainstream, but have our own attitude: human, Nordic, honest, straightforward. We are North German by nature, a real lifestyle hotel on the North Sea. And all this in the middle of a unique landscape worth protecting: the UNESCO World Heritage Wadden Sea National Park. Logically enough, the topic of sustainability is particularly close to our hearts and we want to act as an ecological role model.

On the one hand, sustainability means for us that we choose our products carefully, thoughtfully and with an ecological awareness. Starting with the choice of our interior design or the ingredients in our kitchen, and ending with the cosmetics in our rooms. 

On the other hand, sustainability also stands for social responsibility. As the saying goes, "Be so happy that when others look at you, they become happy too." We believe that the happiness of our staff is transmitted to our guests. That's why we go out of our way to make everyone feel at home. By the way, regardless of where they come from, who they love, what gender they belong to or what skin colour they have. We are open-minded, tolerant and treat every employee and every guest with respect and a relaxed breeze of nonchalance and humour.

Our goal is to create a future-oriented awareness for our environment and our fellow human beings - both among our guests and our employees - and to act in such a way that the next generations will also be able to enjoy an unforgettable holiday with us at the StrandGut Resort in St. Peter-Ording. And this is only possible if we all work together to regularly implement new topics with which we can protect our planet even more.

This means concretely:

Sustainable kitchen concept

In the kitchen of our restaurant Deichkind, we have been pursuing the vision of conscious, sustainable, regional enjoyment for years. With excellent products that we believe in - preferably in organic quality and from the farm around the corner. This starts with our breakfast eggs, which we get from the Knoop family's organic farm in Mirebüll, and ends with our mozzarella, which we get from Bärbel Feddersen's farm-owned cheese dairy in Immenstedt. You can find out more about our sustainable cuisine here.

National Park Partner

Since 2016, we have been a proud National Park Partner and thus contribute to protecting the unique nature in the UNESCO World Heritage Wadden Sea and to making it possible for guests of the North Sea to experience it. The partners fulfil defined criteria that guarantee an environmentally friendly, sustainable holiday with experiences in the unique nature of the National Park. The national park administration and the national park partners promote networking with and among each other; regular excursions, training courses, workshops and an annual meeting provide platforms for exchanging experiences and enrich the close cooperation.

Natural cosmetics

We only use natural cosmetics from i+m Berlin in our rooms. The products are 100% organic, vegan and climate neutral. With the sale and usage of the products at our hotel, the StrandGut donates € 1 to the association "Frauenhäuser in Afrika e.V." founded by i+m Naturkosmetik.


When furnishing our hotel and restaurant, we placed emphasis on environmentally friendly materials such as wood, felt or discarded canvas.

Saving energy

We are always working on new measures to save energy. This starts with the consistent use of LED lights, motion detectors and water-saving shower heads and ends with the purchase of green electricity and good thermal insulation. We deliberately do not use air conditioning for environmental reasons.

Waste avoidance

In order to avoid waste, we do not have any bedtime snacks (sweets on the beds) or similar, but a large jar at the reception with wine gums from Nordsee Bär from the neighbourhood, which can be helped at any time. In addition, we always buy refills in large containers and for years there have been no more paper cups at our samova tea station, but glasses on the rooms.

Employee satisfaction

Crew love and a healthy work-life balance are very important to us. That's why we offer employee benefits that go far beyond the usual in the industry: the possibility of a 4-day week, super-flexible work schedules, 25 days of holiday per year with an annual increase, digital time recording (every hour of overtime is recorded), free meals (also vegan), the possibility of living in one of our staff houses, frequent and unforgettable employee events and a lot of fun at work in a relaxed atmosphere. And not to forget the complete all-round carefree package of the Nordsee Kollektiv, a company that we founded together with other gastronomers from St. Peter-Ording in order to focus exclusively on the topic of employee satisfaction. Together we have already created our own fitness studio, a staff house, various parties and events as well as attractive discounts with local partners.


The parcels of our online shop are packed by Stiftung Mensch in Meldorf. Stiftung Mensch is a social enterprise for people with and without handicaps. It supports children, educates young people and provides work and housing for adults. In this context, culture is an indispensable link for inclusion. More than 1,100 people are employed in 22 different trades, such as carpentry, logistics, beach basket manufacture, metalworking, laundry, the café and our own organic farm.


When cleaning the rooms and public areas, we use environmentally friendly detergents and cleaning agents wherever possible.

Green team

We have formed a Green Team to further promote the topic of sustainability in our company. In regular meetings, we discuss what else we can do to act even more sustainably and come up with new ideas.

Charity flea market

We don't just throw away unclaimed lost property (and not just because some cuddly toys make our hearts bleed). Many things are still as good as new, intact and functional. That's why we started our charity flea market, where we sell all unclaimed lost property once a year. We donate the proceeds to a local charity.