This hotel bordered a branch of the city's harbor that was usually filled with battered old fishing boats. Just beyond the harbor from Hotel Nordsee-Halle was a a high, sloping beach that served as a dyke to protect the low-lying city. At the top of the grass-covered beach, near the entrance closest to Hotel Nordsee-Halle, were mineral bath buildings and a lighthouse.
|Postcard showing Hotel Nordsee-Halle and the Büsum Harbor, middle 1960s|
The city of Büsum had a normal population of a couple of thousand residents, but its population grew in the summer as German and English tourists arrived. The city offered tourists healing waters, a beach, long sea-view promenades, a frigid sea, boats trips, nice restaurants, and some inexpensive hotels.
|The attractions of Büsum, 1966|
Just for fun, I have written an account of the summer washing dishes in Büsum that is posted on Scrib'd. It can be found at this location:
The title is "Adriano & Rosa & Dennis Dornik Wash Dishes in Boom-Time Germany."