Janbecks FAIRhaus

Gelting, Baltic Sea, Germany

It is thatched, the landscape-defining Dreiseithof from 1759 in the Angelner landscape in the northernmost corner of Germany. Since Uta and Stephan Janbeck bought it in 2002, it has been completely renovated and renovated using local craftsmen, traditional building sources and materials. Now it glows towards the visitor with its dark red brickwork and fresh thatched roof.

Weeds bloom in the bright gravel of the driveway, which are allowed to live here in complete freedom. Sun-stained seats under large old trees invite you to linger. As one of the first measures on the way to the most sustainable life possible, a farm-owned plant water treatment plant was built in 2004 with a lot of muscle power. The café, with its good soul Uta Janbeck, has long become a well-known attraction and meeting point.

The café is also a great addition to the guests of the 7 holiday apartments, which have been imaginatively furnished in the various buildings of the courtyard. All apartments are equipped with their own kitchens, some of which are also barrier-free. They are bright and friendly with Scandinavian flair. Almost all of them have their own terraces with wide views of the open landscape.

Whoever comes to Janbeck * s can adjust to pure nature. All sorts of wild animals stop by and the nearby Geltinger Buch attracts with its natural beaches. In the healthy, stimulating climate of the Baltic Sea, visitors can breathe freely in the midst of these meadows and fields under the open sky of Schleswig-Flensburg. Only the chirping of birds enriches the silence. Here you can let your mind wander.

If you like, you can take a look backstage on our blog. You can find the hosts' favourite recipe to try in the kitchen whispers.

Rooms + Rates

per night
Double roomfrom85 €
Apartmentfrom95 €


ArchitectureThe landscape-shaping object is one of the few typical Angelite three-sided courtyards, which was restored with the help of local craftsmen, in traditional architecture and using original materials. Of course, care was taken to ensure that the house can be operated as energy-efficiently as possible.

FoodJanbeck's receive at least 80% of their food ingredients from the region or from the immediate vicinity. In the FAIRcafé Uta Janbeck and her staff offer creative homemade cakes with fair trade coffee. From eggs to cereals, wine and other beverages to towels and bed linen, only fairly and ecologically produced goods come into the house at Janbeck * s. There is a "unverpackt" shop where guests can buy everything as they need it: e.g. 100g flour, 2 cucumbers, homemade pasta with homemade sauce, 3 eggs...

At Janbeck's, the concept of sustainability and fairness naturally extends to the employees. You are encouraged to deal with yourself sustainably and learn to adapt ergonomics and mindfulness to your own health. The team is happy and open to each other. There is ongoing external and internal training and further education such as baking cakes for vegans or allergy sufferers. Trainees and interns are immediately and intensively integrated into day-to-day operations and assigned responsible and creative tasks.

EnvironmentAwareness of social responsibility and the pursuit of holistic sustainability are the innermost driving forces of Janbeck * and in 2002 brought Uta and Stephan Janbeck to move from the big city to the northernmost corner of Germany. During the basic renovation work, a wastewater treatment plant was built at the same time in 2004 - of course with a lot of muscle power. With it, the drinking water used on the farm itself is reprocessed and wherever possible it is used as process water, e.g. for flushing the toilet and for washing. Janbeck * s can save more than 50% of valuable drinking water. Modern monitoring prevents energy waste and thus conserves resources. Janbeck * s also generates 170% of its own electricity requirements with a photovoltaic system and two combined heat and power plants - Janbecks is therefore not only climate-neutral, but even climate-positive. With part of it, the three farm-owned electric cars are filled up at Janbeck * s electric filling station, one of which is available to guests for excursions for a fee. For guests with their own electric car, "refueling" is free of charge, subject to availability. Janbeck * s is, among other things, a member of Park & Charge charging stations in the German Solar Mobility Association, which aims to create a nationwide network of charging stations to increase the range of electric cars. Janbeck * s has been awarded the “Viabono” certification for its responsible, modern, environmentally and climate-friendly tourism program. In 2016 Janbecks + Fairhaus was awarded the FAIRWÄRTS Prize. Janbeck * s is in its own way a unique place that wants to act as an inspiration for sustainable living. "We want to show that everyone can do something in their own small area."

Well-BeingThe host offers courses on Kneipp, healthy eating, the use of herbs and sustainable living, and massages can also be booked.


  • Family-run FAIRhaus on a traditional three-sided farm in the northernmost corner of Germany in the middle of the beautiful almost natural Baltic Sea landscape.
  • The farm's own sewage treatment plant and self-sufficient power supply
  • Unpacked farm shop with food from the region
  • FAIRCafé with homemade cakes and fair trade products (Friday-Monday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.)
  • On Mondays and Fridays, country bread, cinnamon buns and sometimes a quiche are baked for guests in the stone oven.
  • Meeting point for those interested in sustainability from near and far
  • Courses on Kneipp, healthy eating, use of herbs and sustainable living
  • For trips around the area, an electric car is available for shared use for a fee

Apartments6 apartments + 1 roomOwn cooking facilities + courtyard caféChildren welcomeWi-FiDisabled accessno PoolPets allowed


  • Kitchen, TV, radio, WiFi in almost all accommodations
  • Breakfast can be booked as an option
  • Kitchen towels, hand towels and bed linen from fair production are ready
  • Service possible at extra cost
  • Accommodation partially barrier-free
  • Some accommodations with washer and dryer
  • Dogs are welcome
  • Massages can be booked on request.
  • Parking spot and electric filling station
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Rooms + Rates

per night
Double roomfrom85 €
Apartmentfrom95 €

Location + Directions

arriving by car

Via A7 towards Flensburg or via A21 via Kiel onto the B199 towards Lehbek in Gelting. You will receive the exact route description when booking.

With public transport

For the sake of the environment, Janbeck * s recommends traveling by train. An on-site electric car can be made available to guests depending on availability. A bus runs from Flensburg directly to Gelting (approx. 1 hour drive). The stop is only 200m from the FAIRhaus.