The castle outside Husum


Redaktioneller Artikel
24. February 2024

When the castle outside Husum was built for Duke Adolf von Gottorf in 1577, it was located outside the town. Today it stands in the centre. In the 17th century it was mainly used as a widow's residence. In 1871, the writer Fanny "Franziska" zu Reventlow was born here - a clever, and for her time exceptionally independent woman. She resisted the social constraints of the aristocracy and later led a scandalous life as an artist abroad. Today, the castle is a cultural centre, where concerts are also held. In addition to the castle museum, guests can visit the "Poppenspäler Museum". The museum is named after the novella „Pole Poppenspäler“ written by Theodor Storm, in which the puppet theatre plays a major role. Speaking of Storm: the poet actually resided in the castle in 1873 - as a magistrate.
In spring, millions of crocuses transform the castle grounds into a natural purple-coloured spectacle, as the town celebrates the annual Crocus Blossom Festival.

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