The harbour town of Husum lies on the North Sea and is thus right at the entry to the unique UNESCO World Heritage Site of the Wadden Sea. Here you can experience the spectacle of ebb and flood tides up close. But this is not all that makes Husum so special. A great experience awaits guests in spring as this is when the famous Husum crocus blooms radiate in their new attire in front of Husum Castle.
9 until 13 August 2023
The largest maritime folk festival on the North Sea coast of Schleswig-Holstein – with live music, activities, culinary offers and all shops open on a Sunday.
Spring until autumn
Experience the UNESCO World Heritage site of “Wadden Sea” up close, on a walk on the seabed and discover the habitat of a unique animal and plant world.
Spring until autumn
The hiking route leads you from the “Nationalpark-Haus” to the mudflat access point in the Husum district of Schobüll – unique nature and a dyke-free view of the North Sea – at both low or high tide!
14 + 15 October 2023
Husum’s “crab days” are a traditional and culinary event with a focus on the North Sea crab. Cutter watching, feasting and shopping on a Sunday when shops stay open to mark this special event.
All year round
The “Husum Coastal Protection Route” – complete with app – takes you on foot or by bike through 12 action-packed stations from Husum town centre to the Wadden Sea UNESCO World Heritage Site.
There is scarcely a town of this size that offers a richer programme of culture and events besides attractive shopping and leisure opportunities.
The pleasant North Sea harbour town of Husum lies directly on the Wadden Sea, a unique UNESCO World Heritage Site with its fascinating islands and the Hallig tidal islands. A fresh sea breeze even wafts through the town centre.
You will love the maritime atmosphere at Husum harbour. Here, you can watch the ebb and flood tides at close quarters. Events such as the harbour and crab days and the largest Christmas market on the Schleswig-Holstein North Sea coast call Husum their home. Just like Theodor Storm back in the day. Traces of this literary ambassador can be found in several places and not just on a guided or themed tour.
Stroll through Husum’s castle park in the spring and be greeted by a sea of lilac crocuses, it creates a truly stunning view of this unique castle. Shop till you drop in this historic city setting and get to know the ’West Coast metropolis’ with its many museums and impressive cultural programme.
Be it on the seashores or in the midst of lush lake landscapes; be it on the Kiel Canal, along winding canals or clear rivers: Schleswig-Holstein holiday happiness is reflected in the water’s surface in the most beautiful colours, no matter the season. While spring sees cities blossom in all their splendour, the bathing season will spoil you with a fresh summer breeze. Autumn strengthens life and country with a distinct tailwind, while winter makes the “kluntje” – the region’s famous sugar candy – clink in your tea cup. And so, every season in Germany’s true north has its own special charm.
Walking on the seabed or along the coastal defence route, swimming in the North Sea, lounging in a wicker beach chair – the unique UNESCO World Heritage site of the Wadden Sea is a marvellous experience just outside Husum.
Whether fresh from the fishing vessels, whether you shell it yourself or in a tasty crab sandwich from the small shop around the corner – crabs and Husum go together like the North Sea and fresh air. Incidentally: The fleet of crab fishing vessels is a popular photographic motif among holidaymakers.