Lale Andersen Langeoog holiday home

The former home of the famous singer Lale Andersen (Lili Marleen).

Stay in one of the few remaining thatched-roof homes on the beautiful North Sea island of Langeoog!


Would you like to stay in one of the few remaining thatched-roof homes on the beautiful North Sea island of Langeoog?

The former home of the famous singer Lale Andersen (Lili Marleen) has been completely renovated and is located very near to the beach. Feel close to luxury during your North Sea holiday with a total of 300 m2 of living space. The house offers you three bedrooms, with one king-size bed for two people (2m x 2m), a box-spring bed likewise for two people (1.40m x 2m), and two single beds (each 0.90m x 2m). Relax in a whirlpool bath in one of the two bathrooms, where you can watch TV in a very modern way and indulge yourself. In addition, the property is equipped with an elevator to accommodate those with disabilities or age-related issues.

This allows you to easily move from the 1st floor to the 2nd floor, where the bedrooms and the second bathroom are located. The high-quality kitchen leaves no wish unfulfilled, with a fully automatic coffee maker, microwave, oven, dishwasher, and refrigerator with ice-maker. WiFi is also available. Feel free to bring your  children. Upon request, we can arrange for a crib and a high chair. On colder days, relax in front of the fire in the spacious living room with reclining sofa. A sauna with open marble shower is located in the guest house. On warm summer days, spend time on the comfortable outdoor patio with wicker beach chairs and deck chairs. We provide towels and bedding. Four-legged friends are welcome.


The evocative name “Sonnenhof” (roughly, “Sunny Estate”) was given to our holiday home by the chanteuse Lale Anderson herself.

Born in Bremerhaven, the artist became famous overnight in 1941 with her wartime song “Lili Marleen”. With lyrics by Hans Leip (1915) and music by Norbert Schulze (1938), the song conveyed the feelings of many people at that time. Together with “Blaue Nacht am Hafen”, which was released in 1945, this song formed the basis for her worldwide popularity, which lasted until her death and furthermore.

Having grown up on the coast, she always felt drawn to the North Sea. In the process, the singer came to know and love the island of Langeoog during the war. She acquired the property on the “Gerk-sin-Spoor” road from Canadians residing on the island at the time and then renovated it in keeping with her ideas. Over time, other buildings were added, with Andersen grouping everything under the name “Sonnenhof”. Part of the house was designed to accommodate holiday guests, and the artist built a recording studio in another wing.

Without question, Lale Andersen rendered outstanding services to the North Sea island of Langeoog. She spread the word of her beloved island to all parts of the world.

She increasingly began to write the lyrics of her songs herself, followed later by her books “Der Himmel hat viele Farben” (“The Sky Has Many Colours”) and “Wie werde ich Haifisch?” (“How Do I Become a Shark?”).

Shortly after christening a Langeoog ferry in the name of her worldwide hit “Lili Marleen”, Andersen died of liver cancer on 29 August 1972. Until the very end, Andersen was full of ideas and engagements for radio and television. It is said that her appointments book was full until 1976.


By car

Coming from the Rhein-Ruhr district on the A 1 (Münster/Osnabrück), switch to the A 29 at the Ahlhorner Heide interchange, continue to the Wilhelmshaven interchange, take the Jever/Wittmund/Ostfriesische Inseln exit, then follow the well-signed road to the pier in Bensersiel. Or coming from the northern and eastern German states, via Hamburg or Hannover until Bremen (Ahlhorner Heide interchange). Then, as above. From the southern German states, use the motorway A 7, A 45, A 61, or A 3 and head toward the Ruhr district or Hannover, then follow the above description to reach Bensersiel. Cars are not permitted on the island. For a charge, you can leave your car at one of the guarded car parks or garages located near the pier (Bensersiel).


By plane

You can reach Langeoog using the air taxi service from Harlesiel and Norden-Norddeich in about 10 minutes and from Bremen in about 35 minutes. More information from the Langeoog Airport or in travel agencies. The Langeoog Airport is open daily from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm and from 3:00 pm to 7:00 pm from late March to late October (flights outside of this period upon request/subject to prior announcement).

Coming over with the ferry

Drop off your luggage directly at the ferry pier. Once on Langeoog, it will be transferred from the ferry to the island railway and automatically taken to Langeoog Town.
At the ticket machine in Bensersiel, you’ll receive your LangeoogCard, which is also your ferry ticket. When boarding the ferry, the arrival day is electronically noted on the ticket. This is necessary in order to calculate the visitor’s tax at the end.

With the carriage to the front door

At the train station, you can switch to one of the small or larger carriages and be brought to your lodging. If you would like to walk to your lodging, you can arrange to have the luggage service bring your bags. You can find the employees directly on the train platform.


We look forward to you reservation. Spend exclusive holidays in the home on Langeoog and experience a journey back in time. Our home offers you the ultimate in comfort.

Our Prices:

€ 380 – 580/night

Dogs are welcome.

Please contact us (see the contact form on the right) or reserve directly at seewohnen, where you can also find the times still available for your reservation.