Hohenwarte is located in the midst of the Tønder marshes – a protected area of unique natural beauty – and just two kilometres from the Wadden Sea, which is renowned for its rich birdlife.
The original farmhouse mansion was built in 1878 by architects Angel and Schriffren as a miniature replica of Kiel University.
After the Second World War the farm was acquired by the state and for 34 years functioned as an agricultural research station between 1957 and 1991.
Aase and Andreas Paulsen bought the property in November 1991 with the aim of running it as a farm stay holiday centre. After extensive renovations the first guests arrived in March 1992 – and many of them still return to stay with us year after year.
Vivi Nielsen Paulsen took over from her parents in September 1999 and alongside her husband Andreas Nielsen Paulsen continues to welcome both returning and new guests for relaxing stays in an informal and friendly farm setting.
Hohenwarte is run as a hobby farm where guests can get close to the animals or ride our horses. We aim to create a convivial atmosphere that encourages our guests to talk and socialise – but whether you want to join in or have the peace and quiet of the countryside to yourself is up to you!
Vivi’s boys, Andreas and Emil, were born in 1992 and 1996 and are now two strapping lads.
Andreas lives in the nearby town of Tønder, where he works in a sports shop and plays football in his spare time – he likes nothing better than organising football matches with our guests in the summer. Emil is studying at Tønder business college and otherwise spends his time on his BMX.
Vivi´s husband, also called Andreas (or Dreas), has two kids of his own: Twins Maja and Mikkel were born in 2008.