IT'S OFFICIAL! HUSUM AND SURROUNDINGS ARE WELL WORTH A VISIT

GREY TOWN BY THE SEA? THINK AGAIN!

Husum is a laid-back, colourful, lively town with a seafaring atmosphere. Husum downtown literally rides with the tides. Husum has shopping and leisure opportunities along with arts and culture. This spellbinding harbour town is seen as the metropolis of the North Frisian coast, and an ideal place to start for anyone wanting to explore North Frisia, the Wadden Sea, and all of its islands and mini-islands or "halligs."

IS THE HARBOUR THE CENTRE, OR THE CENTRE THE HARBOUR?

You'll notice it wherever you are in Husum. The salty air, the seagulls calling and the clear blue sky, the boats safely moored on in the inner harbour – right in the middle of the town. A great place to live and enjoy life. Excellent for shopping, too. The city centre shops are a colourful mix of large and small, traditional and 21st century. A variety of small cafés provide a great place to stop and watch the world go by. A stroll through Husum will bring the town's long history back to life. We think that you'll agree that this is one of the most relaxing metropolises you've ever been to. See www.husum-tourismus.de for lots of additional information on Husum and surroundings.

Nothing but fresh fish on the coast?

Think again. Obviously, the cod virtually comes flying from the fishing nets and onto your plate. But we also have so much more in the way of culinary delights in the north of Germany. From tender lamb to international specialities to good old meat-and-two-veg, you will find a variety of first-class places to eat.

We might have a few suggestions on that score. Be inspired ...

Fischhaus Loof

Fresh fish every day from mackerel to eel. Probably the best fish rolls in the world, and so many of them. Plus plenty of regional specialities in a maritime atmosphere right on the inner harbour. That and so much more you'll find at Fischhaus Loof. www.fischhausloof.de

Lammkontor

The absolute specialists in salt marsh lamb and free-range beef from the dikes and marshes of North Frisia. The restaurant serves top-quality meat freshly prepared using house and regional recipes. www.lammkontor.de

Dragseth’s Gasthof

Established in 1584, Husum's oldest inn is steeped in history with a comfy olde-worlde atmosphere. Traditional German and North Frisian fare with a twist will spirit you back into past times of culinary delight. www.dragseths-gasthof.de

Hamburger Hallig

It's worth taking the narrow path along the mud flats to enjoy creative cuisine at Hallig-Krog served up by Erik Brack, who went around the world three times as the chef on MS Deutschland before dropping anchor here. A delight to the taste buds. www.hallig-krog.de

La Dolce Vita

Viva Italia in a harbour backdrop. The La Dolce Vita serves Italian hospitality and cuisine from pizza and pasta to meat and fish together with the best view of the harbour barges as they pass by. Buon appetito!

Roter Haubarg

The Eiderstedt peninsula is home to this historic farmhouse dating from the 17th century. Don't go looking for a red building, you won't find one. The huge white house's thatched roof once had red tiles, hence the name. The decidedly regional cuisine includes delicious dishes with lamb, Galloway beef and Angeln Saddleback pork. www.roterhaubarg.de

Hartmann's Landküche

Refuel for your next trip with a great breakfast, or lunch and dinner with a huge variety of tapas, all washed down with a good drop of wine. This is living and holidaying. www.hartmanns-landküche.de

Alex Kitchen

This is a somewhat different kind of restaurant with a very family-like atmosphere. The Alex Kitchen crew places priority on fresh daily products with no additives or flavourings – a natural way of relaxing and enjoying time go by as if you were part of the family. If that's what you're after, this is the place to go. www.alex-kitchen.de

SMUGGLING ROUTE AND HOLIDAY PARADISE: THE NORTH SEA

North Sea and Wadden Sea National Park – a UNESCO World Heritage Site – are right outside the door to the old customs house. Husum Bay is the ideal starting point for the maritime experience. You can take a boat to the North Frisian islands, or a guided tour of the fascinating secrets of the Wadden Sea on foot. Whether or not you love being in the water, you'll find a perfect place to relax and recuperate on the North Sea. Your beach chair is waiting.

PURE UNADULTERATED NATURE. ENDLESS HORIZONS.

SALT MARSHES, DIKES, BEACHES. AND A HILL.

Stand atop Schobüller Hill for a view way out into the Wadden Sea from the dizzying height of thirty-one metres. You'll quickly discover that height isn't as much of a thing as the panoramic views. There's acres of landscape for excursions of any type. Bike or e-bike, canoe or horse, the diversity of our region is waiting to be discovered. From the North Sea coast in the west to the Eider-Treene-Sorge river landscape in the east, from action-packed to just putting your feet up and relaxing. With official permission from the old customs house no less. What more could you want?

DUTY PAID AND READY TO GO!

HUSUM EVENT HIGHLIGHTS WITH FUN GUARANTEE

Some say that North Germans are dull and reserved, but anyone that's seen us Frisians partying will find the Rio Carnival as exciting as a completed customs form. All over the year, we hold events that will leave you amused, bemused, and gasping for air. Our Krabbentage crab days, Biikebrennen bonfire nights, harbour days, and crocus blossom festival are known well beyond the state borders. We officially recommend intensive study of our events calendar. We are sure you will find exactly what you're looking for.

MARCH – OCTOBER

SUNDAY FISH MARKET AT THE HARBOUR

MARCH – OCTOBER
Come high tide or low, the Husum harbour hosts the convivial rough and tumble of a traditional North Sea fish market from March to October.

21 FEBRUARY

Biikebrennen

21 FEBRUARY
The twenty-first of February traditionally sees “biikefeuer” bonfires lit along the cost of North Frisia. Great piles of wood are set alight to drive out the spirits of winter. Biikebrennen and biikefeuer bonfires are an ancient custom on the German North Sea coast. The bonfires are held in Husum and many of the surrounding villages, even if the tradition originated on the North Frisian islands of Sylt, Föhr, Amrum, and Pellworm. Lighting the bonfires symbolises the end of the cold, dark winter season. With clear air and good visibility onto the coast, you can usually see several fires blazing away on the horizon. Good to know: you’ll find kale on just about every menu for the North Frisian bonfire night, it’s a venerable and valued tradition. Seriously, it’s all about the kale. Not least in Husum.

16–17 MARCH 2019

HUSUM CROCUS BLOSSOM FESTIVAL

16–17 MARCH 2019
The Spring Festival traditionally opens at 11:00 AM on Saturday where the outgoing Crocus Blossom Queen passes on the crown to her newly elected successor on the steps of the Old Town Hall at Husum’s Marktplatz market square. The whole town celebrates the event. In addition to a varied programme, there is an arts and crafts market at the castle, which includes a flower market – with crocuses, of course – and lots of shops in the town open on Sunday from noon to 5:00 PM. The crocuses in full blossom are a sight worth seeing in the park. A stroll through the historic downtown with a free guided tour with the new Crocus Blossom Queen will show you more of the town, as will a night tour.

SUNDAY, 21 APRIL 2019

BIKER GET-TOGETHER

SUNDAY, 21 APRIL 2019
Thousands of bikers gather in Husum at Easter to welcome in the start of the biker season, with a motorbike convoy and the great biker church service (MOGO), biker weddings and maybe even children’s baptisms … The bikers’ church service is held on the square in front of St. Mary’s Church in Husum town centre on Easter Sunday as the traditional start of the MOGO season.

14–18 AUGUST 2019

HUSUM HARBOUR DAYS

14–18 AUGUST 2019
“Mok fast in Husum!” – This is a time for the citizens of Husum to celebrate the Husum Harbour Days together with the guests to the town. At up to 200,000 visitors, the Harbour Days mark the largest maritime festival on Schleswig-Holstein’s North Sea coast. Year after year, these five great days and nights see locals and guests congregate on the festival mile around Husum Harbour in anticipation of the musical and maritime festival highlights: live music, street food festival, duck racing, arts and crafts market, harbour days run, tug-of-war over the harbour or the shrimp boat parade – the maritime feeling is everywhere.

14–15 October 2019

HUSUM CRAB DAYS

14–15 October 2019
The Husum crab days are a traditional culinary festival with shrimps in all shapes and sizes fresh from the North Sea. The shrimp boats dock directly at the picturesque inner harbour to sell their catch straight from the decks. This is a sight worth seeing as the boats usually dock at the outer harbour. Husum’s scenic harbour mile gives you an ideal place to enjoy a shrimp roll or a variety of other delicious snacks. Follow a cooking programme on the stage, try your hand at the Krabbenpul championship or take a stroll through the arts and crafts market. The shops open on Sunday, giving you an ideal opportunity to go shopping or strolling through the town in the fresh North Sea breeze.

25 November 2017 – 26 December 2019

HUSUM WINTER FAIR

25 November 2017 – 26 December 2019
The festively decorated, cosy fiftieth winter fair in Husum’s Marktplatz market square gives you a perfect opportunity to visit Husum. Beautifully lit gable fronts conjure up the mood, and the picturesque harbour creates a perfect winter atmosphere on the wintry North Sea, with local arts and crafts and children’s carousels surrounding Tine, the fisherman’s wife statue and one of Husum’s unofficial landmarks. Overall, we have a beautiful wintertime to look forward to in Husum.