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Travel Insider Tips for Husum
Husum is located by the North Sea; 82 km W of Kiel (Kiel vacation rentals | Kiel travel guide), 139 km NW of Hamburg (Hamburg vacation rentals | Hamburg travel guide) and 43 km SW of Flensburg (Flensburg vacation rentals | Flensburg travel guide).
Things to See in Husum
Festival Raritäten der Musik
The Theodor-Storm-Haus (Wasserreihe 31) was the house of Theodor Storm. It is home to an exhibition about the novelist and his works.
The Schifffahrtsmuseum Nordfriesland (Zingel 15) shows ships from the Middle Ages to present. The displayed models impart impressions about life at the coast and at sea.
The Ostenfelder Bauernhaus (Nordhusumer Str.13) is an old farmhouse and the oldest open-air museum in Germany.
Marienkirche (Saint Mary), collapsed 1807, re-erected 1833
The Schloss vor Husum, 1582, was a residence of the dukes of Holstein-Gottorp
Old Town Hall, 1601
New Town Hall, 1988/1989
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More about the History of Husum
Husum was first mentioned as Husembro in 1252, when king Abel was murdered. Like most towns on the North Sea, Husum was ever strongly influenced by storm tides. In 1362 a disastrous storm tide, the "Grote Mandrenke" flooded the town and carved out the inland harbour. Before this date Husum was not situated directly at the coast. The people of the city took advantage of this opportunity and built a marketplace, which led to a great economic upturn. Between 1372 and 1398 the population of Husum grew rapidly, and two villages, Oster-Husum (East-Husum) and Wester-Husum (West-Husum), were founded.
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Husum is the capital of the Kreis (district) Nordfriesland in Schleswig-Holstein, Germany. The town was the birthplace of the novelist Theodor Storm, who coined the epithet "the grey town by the sea". It is also the home of the annual international piano festival Raritäten der Musik (Musical Rarities) founded in 1986.
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