After overcoming voting consequences , inflation as well as the global economic crisis (1929) the number of guests increased again in the Thirties, but only for a short period of time. With the outbreak of the Second World War the hotel management had increasingly less influence. The large spa hotel, still owned by Kristen Skriver, was reconfigured as a military hospital as was the St. Ansgar children’s home. It is said that during the last years of the war up to 220 refugees and displaced persons for whom there was otherwise no accommodation lived at the “Strandhotel” (at the time 2,700 refugees and displaced persons lived in the town).