Wittrups Motel, Albertslund - Denmark
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member kallehaugerne
N 55° 39.615 E 012° 19.704
33U E 331941 N 6171503
Quick Description: Motel i ægte amerikansk 50'er stil - Motel in real American 50s style.
Location: Denmark
Date Posted: 8/24/2021 1:44:19 PM
Waymark Code: WM14V2E
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member Team Farkle 7
Views: 2

Long Description:
Det var ikke bare én, men flere nyskabelser amerikanske Sallie Zimmerhackel kom til Danmark med i midten af 1950'erne. Egentlig kom hun til Danmark for at være lærerinde på den amerikanske ambassadeskole i København, men så mødte hun danske Oscar Wittrup, som havde været i Amerika og var blevet inspireret af de moteller, han havde mødt på sin vej - og sammen besluttede de at etablere noget i Danmark.

?Oscar fandt placeringen i Albertslund - og selv om det var en bar mark et stykke uden for København, så kunne Sallie godt se potentialet. Så her skulle det være. De blev ikke de første i Danmark, men kom lige efter BP Motellet i Roskilde, som ikke længere eksisterer. I dag er Wittrup Motel derfor Danmarks ældste, eksisterende motel.

?Udover nyskabelsen med motellet blev der også etableret en snackbar med mad og drikke inspireret fra USA. Sallie blev den første, der serverede en cheeseburger i Danmark. Mange i Albertslund og omegn har berettet om, at det var noget helt særligt at komme i den nyetablerede, amerikansk inspirerede snackbar.

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It was not just one, but several innovations American Sallie Zimmerhackel took with her to Denmark in the middle of the 50s. She actually came to Denmark to be a teacher at the American Embassy school in Copenhagen, but then she met the Dane, Oscar Wittrup, who had been in America and was inspired by the motels he had encountered along his way. Together they decided to establish something similar in Denmark.

?Oscar found the location in Albertslund and even though it was a bare field quite a way from Copenhagen, Sallie could see the potential. And so this was where it should be. They were not the first ones in Denmark to do so, but were to be just after the BP Motel in Roskilde which no longer exist. Therefore, today Wittrup Motel is Denmark’s oldest, existing motel.

?Besides the innovation of the motel, a snack bar was also established with food and beverages all with inspiration from the USA . Sallie was the first person ever to serve a cheese-burger in Denmark. Many people in Albertslund and environs have told how very special it was to come to the newly established, American-inspired snack bar.

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Type of Structure: Signage

Upswept Roof / Folded Plate Roof(s): no

Large Dome(s): no

Large Sheet Glass Window(s): no

Boomerang and/or Arrow Shape(s): yes

Amoebae Shape(s): no

Atomic Model(s): no

Starburst(s): no

Exposed Steel Beam(s): no

Flying Saucer/Rocket Shape(s): no

If I knew, I'd be an architect: no

Physical Address:
Wittrup Motel
Roskildevej 251
Albertslund, Denmark
2620


Web Address or URL: [Web Link]

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