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Hello. I'm Schulz.

Schulz — these values are the link between everyone and everything at our hotels. Regardless of social background, religion or age, people come together in the Schulz family to exchange views and lead a productive life. We call it 'crossing identity' – it’s something that the community and every single person benefits from.

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    The idea for Schulz Hotels was inspired by an impromptu trip by three old friends and business partners to South Africa. In Durban they meet a fascinating German named Schulz who’s at home anywhere in the world. He’s open and interested, hospitable and knows his way around. The stay with Schulz sparked the idea for Schulz Hotels. Find out here how it all began …

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    At the baggage carousel in Durban, they strike up a conversation with the man who’d been speaking an African language behind them on the plane. He was German. Hey, do you have any idea offhand where one can find a place to stay tonight? Yes, stay at my place. I’ve been apartment-sitting for a friend for a few weeks now. I rent out the guestroom to people like you. If you want, come along with me. By the way, I’m Schulz.

  • 3/9

    At the terminal exit, Schulz hails over a minibus that’s blaring loud music. As they climb into it, they notice that the bus has a 10-person capacity but at least nine people are already seated. The lack of seats doesn’t seem to bother anyone and they quickly strike up a conversation with the others. Cool music!

  • 4/9

    The apartment isn’t big but very comfortable. There guestroom offers plenty of space for three. The double beds are shoved apart, Nizar claims the loft bed. From the living room they marvel at the ocean view. The apartment is in the beachfront district with lots of action.

  • 5/9

    Schulz shows them the city’s attraction and takes them to some trendy locations. This is where young people meet afternoons to listen to music and have a beach BBQ. Over there’s an indoor market where I love to shop for groceries. Surfing is a part of life in Durban. An Austrian friend of mine spends the European autumn and winter here at the oceanfront – or on the waves.

  • 6/9

    Schulz guides them past market stands and tells them about South Africa’s culinary culture. Even though we live by the sea, South Africans eat relatively little fish. But it sure looks delicious, doesn’t it?

  • 7/9

    They cook together in Schulz‘ kitchen and talk about life deep into the night. The three of them are impressed by the fellow who – as they find out – lives like this not only in Durban but in other places too. He calls six continents home and reconciles apparent opposites in other respects as well. Just like the three friends. Say, why do you travel around with a backpack when you could afford much more?

  • 8/9

    Oskar, Sascha and Nizar begin to wax lyrical on the third night with Schulz. Who would have thought that we’d get to delve so deeply into local life? It’s better than any hotel; all hotels should be like this! Hey boys, we can do hotels! Let’s set up a hotel that’s like our adventure here with Schulz: Cosmopolitan, warm, familiar …



Paul,The teacher from Aschaffenburg, Schulz met during a class trip in Berlin
Kim, Served Schulz tea in her parents' restaurant in Tokyo.
Moko, The travel blogger from Stuttgart, SCHULZ interviewed while fishing in Split!
Patrizia, Called the Queen, cooked Mexican with SCHULZ in her restaurant in Auckland!
Djamila, SCHULZ knows from a train ride to her grandma in Heidelberg.
Sophia, Gave Schulz a picture of an elephant at the airport Berlin-Tegel with 3 years.
Nika, The spontaneous Austrian, met Schulz during parachute jumping in Mongolia.
Wanko the trader sold SCHULZ his landrover 109 in Bucharest!
Nick from Hamburg told Schulz a joke in the subway.
Boris, Boris stayed with his parents at Schulz on the transit to Prague.
Akari, The extroverted Brit, shared a rickshaw with Schulz in Jaipur!
Omono, The cook, bought spices at the Night Market with Schulz in Marakesh.
Justus won three times against Schulz at the Uno during his class trip in Berlin.
Mateo, Played street football in Barcelona with SCHULZ .
Jules, The Irishman from Cork, met Schulz on his world trip in a Brisbane pub!
Paula Helped Schulz with a route through San Francisco.
Francoise, The Tourguide, Schulz showed his home town Lima!
Matilda Knows Schulz from the last summer from the crossing to Palermo.
Akito, The New York DJ, drank a beer with SCHULZ at his Europatour in Rotterdam!