Theodor Storm was well known outside of his native Schleswig-Holstein. Now you can get to know him as well!
Experience his life and work in this English guided tour through the Storm House in Husum, including English translations and tales from his life.
A tour through Storms hometown of Husum can be booked additionally, if desired. This tour takes you through the “grey town beside the sea”, along many Storm-related landmarks.
The museum tour last around an hour.
The sea is grey, the shore is grey,
And lonely lies the town;
The sea-mist never rolls away;
The sea-waves only, night and day,
Are heard around the town.
No rustling forest stands a-nigh;
You hear no spring birds call;
On autumn nights the harsh, wild cry
Of wild swans only, flying by;
The grass waves rank and tall.
My feet are set in far-off ways,
My heart still clings to thee!
The memory sweet of boyhood’s days
For ever round thee smiling plays,
O grey town by the sea!
Theodor Storm, 1852
Translation by Helena C. Frank, 1911