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Our outdoor restaurant will reopen Tuesday 11/05/2021 in compliance with corona rules, but only for guests with a daily updated negative test proof, recovery evidence  or full vaccination.


You can register yourself via Luca app at the table

Without a Luca app, we are happy to carry out a manual registration.


Kitchen Hours:

Tuesday – Thursday 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Tuesday – Sunday    05:30 p.m. to 08:30 p.m.


Due to limited outdoor capacity, we ask for your table reservations, thank you. This applies to one household plus 2 people from another household with children 14 and under.


We may accommodate vacationers from all federal states, but only with a negative test upon arrival. Required are 2 tests per week momentarily. A testing centre is located directly at the hotel. Appointments can be booked online at www.ammerlandtest.de.

In our restaurant we are allowed to serve only  our hotel guests!

Thank you and have a great stay!

What is important to you when you think of staying in the beautiful Ammerland region? Blooming gardens? Cycling and hiking in beautiful natural surroundings? The combination of tradition and modernity? Comfortable hospitality and pure culinary delight? A romantic hotel room? It is certainly a bit of everything. Then be our guest at our hotel! We fulfill your wishes and welcome you whole-heartedly to Hotel Altes Stadthaus in Westerstede – to the 200-year-old historical building of the former Koch’schen schnapps distillery dating from 1813.

Röstiteller und Wein im Restaurant


Comfort and hospitality with a personal touch are very important to us. You will feel at home in our bijou lounges.

 Stadthaus-Schänke (Stadthaus Tavern)

 Koch`sche Weinstube (Koch`sche Wine Lounge)

 Restaurant zur Alten Buche (The Old Beech Restaurant)

 Kaminstube (Fireside Lounge)

Celebration and conference rooms

Koch macht Sauce auf ein Rumpsteak


We love our local cuisine! Our dishes have a connection to both the region and the season. Our motto: Fresh, healthy and delicious!

 Regional vegetables

 Regional pastries

 Sausages from the farm

 Fish from the boat

 Homemade products


Our 17 spacious rooms are cosy and romantic. From here, you have a beautiful view of the garden or the old market.

7 romantic rooms

10 town house rooms

 Free WiFi

Hypo-allergenic bedding

Quiet location

Ammerländer Produkte im Hotel

Regional products

We love regional cuisine. To do so, we rely on cooperation with regional partners. In our kitchen, we love to prepare freshly supplied goods from Westerstede and the surrounding areas, be it asparagus and strawberries from the farm in Westerstede, sausages and ham from the butcher around the corner or fresh pastries from our most trusted bakery.


You are looking for a nice gift for your loved ones? How about a voucher for a feel-good breakfast, a romantic candlelit dinner or a weekend hotel reservation? We will gladly advise you and provide you with a well- presented gift voucher featuring a beautiful painting of our hotel.


Historical chronology 1813-2013

In 1813, Johann Koch founded the distillery. The Duchy of Oldenburg is formally a French province. The Duke emigrates to relatives in Russia. In the Ammerland region, French is the official language.

Beer garden and terrace

This oldest copper beech in Westerstede with its massive trunk is a legacy from when the Koch’schen schnapps distillery was founded. It can be found in the middle of our cosy beer garden, providing both strength and protection at the same time. To sit and unwind under the beautiful crown of this old tree is a very special feeling. Enjoy a fresh draught Stadthaus Bräu beer or our popular house wine. What a beautiful time out!

Feel-good breakfast

The healthy and extensive breakfast buffet is lovingly served to our guests in the wine cellar each morning. In addition to breakfast classics such as cereals, dairy products, eggs, cold cuts and fruit, our breakfast buffet also offers numerous homemade specialities, homemade jams and freshly baked rolls. Coffee and tea specialities contribute to a good start to the day.

Hotel Zimmer

Hotel Rooms

The friendly and personal atmosphere will make your stay at Altes Stadthaus an experience. Allow yourself be inspired by the tangible best tradition in the historic buildings of the former Koch’schen schnapps distillery, while at the same time enjoying the modern elements that have been stylishly integrated into this Westerstede treasure. All of these together create the charm of the hotel and its 17 hotel rooms.

Celebrations & Conferences

Are you planning a birthday party, a wedding or a reception for up to 60 people? Then you are in the right place at Altes Stadthaus with its 200-year history. In the heart of Westerstede, by the old market square across from the little Church of St. Petri, it really is a great location for comfortable celebrations and conferences.

We can organise your day for up to 60 persons. We are happy to advise you!

Tagungsraum im Hotel