History

Denmark’s oldest, existing motel was built in 1955 by American Sallie Zimmerhackel together with the Dane, Oscar Wittrup.

It was something of a venture to place an entirely new accommodation project, imported from America, on a ploughed field in Albertslund far from Copenhagen.

But Sallie created a place which, still today, is something quite special in Denmark.

After having kept up with the times for more than 50 years, we have decided to go back to our roots.

We don't want to be like everyone else. Instead, we are using the motel’s and restaurant’s unique history and are transforming the place to a time warp from the 1950s.

With us you don't just get accommodation and food. You get a historical experience and we are not done yet.

Sallie, from Denver, Colorado, actually came to Denmark to be a teacher at the American Embassy school in Copenhagen, but she ended up with a motel and a snack bar on a field in Albertslund.

In author Lise Nørgaard’s words, Sallie was “a nuclear bomb in the guise of a woman”. Sallie imported the cheese burger and started the American culture in Denmark. Her spirit still lives on here.

​WITTRUP MOTEL A/S

​Roskildevej 251

2620 Albertslund

CVR: 21745847

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