Even if you’re not familiar with the 19-century author Theodor Storm, his tidy wooden house will whet your appetite. Well-placed biographical titbits fill in the life of this novelist, poet and proud Schleswig-Holstein citizen in the small, intimate rooms where he lived and wrote works such as his seminal North Frisian novella Der Schimmelreiter (The Rider on the White Horse).

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Nearby Schleswig-Holstein attractions

1. Poppenspäler Museum

0.29 MILES

Kids – and kids at heart – will be enchanted by the puppets on display at the Poppenspäler Museum, in Husum's Schloss. In summer, it presents a series of…

2. Danevirke Museum

18.17 MILES

Northern Germany has its own version of the Great Wall of China: the Dannewerk, a 30km-long earth-and-stone wall that stretched across today's Schleswig…

3. Stadtmuseum Schleswig

20.02 MILES

Schleswig’s city museum incorporates a treacly (and kid-friendly) Teddy Bear Haus in a half-timbered building off the courtyard. More sober displays…

4. Archäologische Landesmuseum

20.03 MILES

Effectively an extension to the Schleswig-Holstein Landesmuseum, the Archäologische Landesmuseum boasts the Nydam-Boot, a reconstructed and preserved 28…

5. Schleswig-Holstein Landesmuseum

20.03 MILES

The Schleswig-Holstein Landesmuseum, in Schloss Gottorf, is filled with art treasures. A roomful of paintings by Lucas Cranach the Elder and a wood…

6. Gottorfer Globus

20.04 MILES

View a reconstruction of the famous Gottorfer Globus, which has been placed in its own house, a five-minute walk through the castle's lovely formal…

7. Wikinger Museum

21.07 MILES

Vikings ruled from their base here at Haithabu, across the Schlei from Schleswig, some 1000 to 1200 years ago. Located just outside the historic…

8. Dom St Petri

21.37 MILES

With its steeple towering above the Altstadt (old town), the Dom St Petri provides an excellent point of orientation. It’s also home to the intricate…