Liv Hambrett

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Schleswig-Holstein, Travel: Germany

Sunday in Husum

On the Sunday just passed, we whittled our day trip options down to four; an ostrich farm, the site of the largest Nordic city during the Viking age, Schleswig-Holstein’s Freilicht Museum, or Husum. We agreed the Viking site would be next weekend’s trip (we are into all things viking at the moment, having become staunch fans of the series) and because the weather was rather decent, we went with Husum. Decent weather is rather necessary for visits to harbourside villages in this part of the world – cold winds, grey skies and stinging rain makes for wonderful atmosphere but miserable sightseeing.

Husum (35)

Husum, which lies in North Friesland, is about an hour’s drive west of Kiel, and on the North Sea coast. Wikipedia tells me Husum wasn’t always on the coast, however – a large storm and ensuing flood in 1362 gifted Husum with a harbour and economic fortunes began looking up.


Husum (39)

Husum (52)

We strolled down along the little harbour, where some markets were starting to wind down, stopped for Backfisch and Kartoffelsalat swimming in some sort of delicious heart attack sauce, moseyed on over to the Schloss which was once home to the dukes of Holstein-Gottorp, and called it a day.


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Husum (89)

A lovely day.


  1. claytoncumming

    25 September, 2014 at 8:31 pm

    Thank you for this lovely post and photos. My mom was born in Husum and so we always do a pilgrimage visit every time we visit Germany. Great memories. Hope things are still going well with the little one?

    1. Liv

      26 September, 2014 at 11:55 am

      It is such a pretty little spot, I really enjoyed it. The little one did too! She was very well behaved.

  2. silke

    25 September, 2014 at 8:46 pm

    Lovely photos! North Friesland at its best xxx

    1. Liv

      26 September, 2014 at 11:55 am

      Verrrry pretty – and of course, delicious Backfisch! xx

  3. sabina

    26 September, 2014 at 12:13 am

    I used to live in St.Peter and drove to Husum every day for a year or so. I miss the Krabben here in Australia. North sea shrimps are a specialty in Schl.-Holst.
    You are not interested in museums?

    1. Liv

      26 September, 2014 at 11:56 am

      Ooh those little Krabben – my husband LOVES them. I am very interested in museums, but we were a little late getting started and only really had the afternoon to stroll and eat, so not much time for anything else. I will have to get back there and check more out.

  4. Christiane (Juli Weeges Christiane)

    28 September, 2014 at 11:20 am

    You HAVE to go to the Freilichtmuseum in Molfsee! It is simply perfect! There is the Herbstmarkt in two weeks (11.-19.10.) and that is the best Markt in the Freilichtmuseum! I love it! Hope you 3 have a good sunny weekend 🙂

    1. Liv

      8 October, 2014 at 11:46 am

      Okay THAT is going on our weekend to-do list!

  5. expatraveler

    8 October, 2014 at 1:13 am

    Wow – what a beautiful city and the beauty of living somewhere that is a home base that you can explore around the area. It funny to see Crepes being offered… Looks like a beautiful little city.

    1. Liv

      14 October, 2014 at 9:23 am

      It was very sweet – I didn’t try a crepe, but they looked pretty good.

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