The success story of the seaside resort of Travemünde
told by Wolf-Rüdiger Ohlhoff
Allowed, Wolf-Rüdiger Ohlhoff! The retired Travemünde amateur historian is creative and multi-talented when it comes to art and culture. Born on the west coast in Husum, he found fortune in Travemünde after training as a singer and knows more about the glittering history of the historic seaside resort than any other. He worked as a trainee at the end of the 1960s in the elegant Kurhaus Hotel, assisted the management of the legendary Casino Travemünde, was chief reception clerk in the Hansa-Hotel and set up the now famous Passat Choir along the way. His particular pride: he now owns the largest collection of jazz shellac records in the north. Ohlhoff is passionate about telling stories of Travemünde and sometimes makes his appearances as a turn-of-the-century summer visitor in elegant garb with a boater and walking stick. Such as in the ballroom of the Columbia Hotel Casino Travemünde, which was opened a hundred years ago as a “conversation house” for the amusement of spa guests, and is now a five-star luxury hotel offering exclusive wellness services.