Husum (North Frisian: Hüsem) in Schleswig-Holstein, Northern Germany. The town was the birthplace of the well-known novelist Theodor Storm. It’s also home to the annual international piano festival “Raritäten der Klaviermusik”, which takes place at the local castle. Husum was first mentioned as Husembro in 1252. Like most towns situated on the North Sea, it was always strongly influenced by storm tides. In 1362 a disastrous one, the “Grote Mandrenke”, flooded the town and carved out the inland harbor. Before this date Husum was not situated directly on the coast. Locals took advantage of it and built a marketplace, which led to a great economic upturn. In the 1300’s, the population grew rapidly. 2 villages were founded. The name Husum was first mentioned in 1409. It’s located 80 km west of Kiel and 40 km southwest of Flensburg.