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View of the city over the Husum inland port

Husum is the principal city on the North Sea coast of Schleswig-Holstein. The combination of city life, nature and typical North Frisian tradition makes Husum a very special travel destination on the North Sea. The region is popular with locals and migratory birds.


Husum is the birthplace of Theodor Storm, North Frisia's "national poet" whose most famous work "The Rider on the White Horse" ("Der Schimmelreiter" in the German original) deals with the tragic story of a storm flood. The town indeed has its history with storm floods; Husum was flooded in a desastrous flooding in 1362, which resulted in the construction of the Husum port. Before this flooding, Husum had not been situated directly at the coast. During the 19th century Husum changed hands from Denmark to Prussia and ultimately the newly formed German Empire, which however changed little about the ethnic makeup of the town. The Prussian authorities forbade the open display of the Danish flag ("Dannebrog") which led some local Danes to breed the "Husumer Protestschwein" ("Husum protest pig") whose skin has a pattern similar to the Danish white cross on red ground.

As of 2018, it had a population of 23,000 people.

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Map of Husum


Museumsverband Nordfriesland[edit]

The following three sites are run by the "Museumsverband Nordfriesland"


  • 4 Marienkirche. Tired of red brick? You're in luck, this church is made from yellow brick. St. Marienkirche (Q878307) on Wikidata
  • 5 Kirchlein am Meer (Little church by the Sea). A brick-gothic church built in the 13th century. Little Church upon the Sea (Q1409789) on Wikidata

Other sites[edit]

  • 6 Weihnachtshaus Husum, Westerende 46 25813 Husum, +49 4841 6685908, . A small museum dedicated to all things Christmas. Adults €3. Weihnachtshaus Husum (Q2555470) on Wikidata
  • 7 Asmussen-Woldsen-Denkmal (Tine Brunnen). A fountain with a monument on the central market square. Tine-Brunnen (Q15054119) on Wikidata
  • 8 Wasserturm Husum. A former water tower which you can climb to get a good view of the mostly flat landscape. Husum Water Tower (Q2551807) on Wikidata
  • 9 Schifffahrtsmuseum Nordfriesland, Zingel 15, 25813 Husum. A museum dedicated to North Frisia's seafaring history. It has exhibits on shipbuilding, fishing and whaling. Adults €4, kids €2. Schifffahrtsmuseum Nordfriesland (Q2234918) on Wikidata


Swimming pools[edit]


  • Crocus flowering. Over four million lilac crocuses (Crocus Napolitanus) are flowering in front of the Schloss. Why and when they were planted is still unclear, but they are a delight to behold nonetheless Husumer Krokusblüte (Q1639145) on Wikidata










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