Modern. Surprising. A little ... different. An official building you will actually enjoy going to. And one you'll even like to stay in for a while. An architectural gem, a listed building full of vivid memories: old safes, panels and signs telling gripping tales from years gone by. You will be staying near Husum's inner and outer harbours, right in the historical old town scenery of this fascinating town by the sea.
Usually well-informed sources report of twenty-six rooms and suites furnished with great passion and that certain something. Rumours abound of a particular room, the Flens room. We cannot deny these rumours as of now.
So: keep your papers ready and send us an application for an overnight stay at the Altes Zollamt – the old customs house. Life's never been this good at the customs.
The Husum customs house at Kleikuhle went into retirement in September 2015, after almost ninety years of faithful service. A sleeping beauty? Not so much. Gerhard Loof and his daughter Jana quickly made the decision to turn this gem of a listed building into a hotel. A hotel with memories of a turbulent history. A hotel with old and new in perfect harmony. Check in, and discover the charming atmosphere of the old customs house. Every inch to help you feel at home.
Now a hotel, the Altes Zollamt was a busy customs house from 1928 to 2015. Up to sixty officials kept order as business boomed in what was one of the most important trading hubs on the west coast of Germany. Seventy distilleries and breweries as well as a major cattle market running until well into the nineteen hundreds defining the economy in Husum and the surrounding area have left their mark on centuries of history in the harbour and trading town. The customs office obviously had plenty to do.