Kiel’s Merchants

After the end of the Second World War the recently founded business club “Der Kieler Kaufmann e.V.” (“The Kiel Merchant”) was able lease and then buy the property and the damaged house. It had the villa rebuilt to use it as clubhouse and hotel with 20 rooms. On the occasion of the sailing competitions of the 1972 Olympic Games, an addition to the villa was built – the park wing with an additional 30 rooms, a pool and a sauna. Thus, the “Parkhotel Kieler Kaufmann” was created.