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IWSS Travel Info Husum



Of Novels, Mudflats & Hallig Islands

Following the "Schimmelreiter´s" footsteps to the gate of the National Park

Scenery and Surroundings

The “Storm town” Husum is located right in the middle of Schleswig-Holstein´s west coast. The famous German writer Theodor Storm once called it “grey town at the sea”, but nowadays Husum presents itself as a colourful place with numerous tourist offers and cultural highlights.

With its historical buildings and streets, a great number of museums, a wider ange of different events and its favourable location at the Wadden Sea National Park, Husum is a popular destination and perfect for school trips. Here, you can experience the WaddenSea culture, nature and wilderness very closely.

Guided tours on the mudflats, boattrips and bird walks bring the pupils in contact with the variety and dynamics of the Wadden Sea ecosystem. The National Park visitor centre provides impressive insights into the world of migratory birds. Day trips to the nearby Hallig islands and to the "Multimar Wattforum" in Tönning complete the programme.


Modern youth hostel with 179 beds (1to 6 bed rooms) located on the outskirts of Husum, approx. 15 min bybike to the city centre, 20 min to the train station.

Getting There & Around

By train to Husum (approx. 2 hoursfrom Hamburg, 1 hour from Tønder), then transfer to the youth hostel.We recommend to rent bicycles in Husum.

Sample Programme


1st day:
Pm: Arrival and first orientation. Evening walk through Husum or stroll along Husum´s bight.

2nd day:
Am: Guided tour and "expedition" in Husum (Old Town, inner harbour, castlegrounds) including a visit of the"Storm-Haus" and the castle. Pm: Freetime for own activities (shopping, swimming in either the sea or the local swimming pool, etc.) or visits to further museums.

3rd day:
Am: Guided walk on the mudflats in Husum´s bight. Pm: Visit of the "National Park Haus Husum" with an educational program about migratory birds.

4th day:
Day trip to Hallig Hooge by bus and ferry. Visit to the Wattenmeerhaus Hooge (exhibition, aquariums, Wadden Sea laboratory), guided tour around the Hallig island (nature & civilization), leisure time. Alternative: Day trip to St. Peter-Ording (beach, saltmarsh) and Tönning (historical harbour and "Multimar Wattforum").
5th day:
Departure after breakfast; depending on prior progamme it is possible to visitthe "Multimar Wattforum" in Tönning.


1st day:
Pm: Arrival until noon, first orientation. Guided tour and "expedition" in Husum incl. visits of selective museums (Storm-House, Maritime Museum, etc.). Evening walk along Husum´s bight.

2nd day:
Am: Guided walk on the mudflats in Husum´s bight. Pm: Visit of the "National Park Haus Husum" with an educational programme about migratory birds.

3rd day:
Am: Visit of the "Multimar Wattforum" in Tönning; departure.

Husum - Reiseinfos kompakt


Getting There & Around

  • Train (DB, Nord-Ostsee-Bahn):
    From Germany: DB-group travel service
    t +49 18 05 - 99 55 11
    Timetable - & fares:
    From Denmark
    From The Netherlands
    Regional railway service:
  • Bus:
    No. 1051 to the Youth Hostel Husum,
    Stop: Westerkampstraße
    Timetable & fares:
    Please register groups in advance:
    North Frisian Traffic Service
    t +49 180 - 2845300
    Alternative: Taxi-transfer to the hostel (for more information please contact the Youth Hostel)
  • Bike rental outlet:
    Bikes can be rented directly at the youth hostel (please sign up when booking).
  • Boat trips: (Husum) (Schlüttsiel) (Nordstrand)

Tip: Book trains & busses well in advance for best group discounts!

Programme & Activities

IWSS Programme

Tip: Ask the centres for an individual IWSS-programme!

Sightseeing in Husum

  • House of Theodor Storm
    Wasserreihe 31
    Opens 1.4 - 1.10: Tue - Fr 10.00 -17.00h, Sa 11.00-17.00h, So, Mo 14.00 - 17.00h
    Guided tours t +49 4841 - 80 38 630
  • Husum Castle
    Opens 1.4. - 31.10: Tue - Su 11.00 - 17.00h
    Guided tours: t +49 48 41 - 2545
  • Maritime Museum of North Friesland
    Am Zingel 15
    Opens daily: 10.00 - 17.00h
    Guided tour: t +49 48 41 - 52 57
  • Open Air Museum Ostenfelder Bauernhaus
    Nordhusumer Straße 31
    Opens: 1.4 - 31.10: Di - Do 13.30 - 17.00h
    Guided tour: t +49 4841 - 25 45
  • North Sea Museum (Nissenhaus)
    Herzog-Adolf-Straße 25
    Opens 1.4 - 1.10: daily 10.00 -17.00h, 1.11. - 31.3.: daily 10.00 - 16.00h (except Mondays & Saturdays)
    Guided tours t +49 4841 - 2545
  • Poppenspäler Museum
    Erichsenweg 23
    Opens daily, exc. Sa.: 14.00-17.00h
    Information: t 0049 48 41 - 63 24 2
  • Guided tours through Husum:
    Tourist Information Husum (see below)

Tip: Die "Stadtrallye für pfiffige Schüler" führt Ihre Klasse auf eine spannende Entdeckungstour durch Husum!

Favourite excursions


  • Green beach at the Dockkoog
  • Husum Swimming Pool
    Flensburger Chaussee 28

Further Information