The famous rum town of Flensburg lies very close to its Danish neighbours. Scandinavian flair, quaint alleys, the small idyllic harbour as well as beach oases in the surrounding area make Flensburg a diverse, special town.
Here, work is being done on sailing ships and working boats according to historical plans, as they shaped the image of the Baltic Sea 100 to 200 years ago. Among others. Offer “Boat building for children”.
Out on the Flensburg Fjord by boat: The M/S Viking connects the two cities of Flensburg and Glücksburg with a detour around the Danish Ox Islands.
Built in 1908, the Alexandra – or “Alex” as she is affectionately known in her home town of Flensburg – is Germany’s last seagoing, coal-fired passenger steamer. Over 100 years and still going strong.
The Rødsand connects Denmark and Germany across the Flensburg Fjord during the summer months – be it on foot or by bike! Friday and Saturday: Egernsund – Flensburg via Sønderhav.
This idyllic little harbour metropolis on the Danish border offers a full programme. From culture to shopping to culinary experiences and events such as the traditional rum regatta!
Situated in the north of Schleswig-Holstein, Flensburg lives up to its reputation. The Scandinavian flair running through the cosy Old Town alleys and along the harbour is palpable everywhere. It’s less than half an hour’s bike ride to the border crossing of Schusterkate in Wassersleben. You can catch a glimpse of the nearby Danish coast from all the beaches – and if you listen to people talking in the Old Town, you will frequently hear Danish spoken.
This town of two cultures has lots to offer as the history of Flensburg is closely entwined with the history of our Danish neighbours. Even today, you can see and experience traces of the past in Germany’s famous rum town.
Nature lovers can discover the wonderful coastal landscape and the hilly peninsula of Anglia by bike or on foot. Pristine beach oases tempt you to linger along the way!
Be it on the seashores or in the midst of lush lake landscapes; be it on the Kiel Canal, along winding canals or clear rivers: Schleswig-Holstein holiday happiness is reflected in the water’s surface in the most beautiful colours, no matter the season. While spring sees cities blossom in all their splendour, the bathing season will spoil you with a fresh summer breeze. Autumn strengthens life and country with a distinct tailwind, while winter makes the “kluntje” – the region’s famous sugar candy – clink in your tea cup. And so, every season in Germany’s true north has its own special charm.
Admire the old traditional and professional sailing ships in the museum harbour in Flensburg’s Old Town! Our tip: Sit on the wooden planks of the museum harbour, fish roll in hand, and watch the daring manoeuvres of the gulls in flight.
You can find this passage with its picturesque fishermen’s houses in the north of Flensburg’s Old Town. Once, it was known as “sinners’ mile” and as the centre of the red light district, but now you can admire the lovingly restored façades.
Discover the tangled system of alleys and pretty little houses in the picturesque Captain’s Quarter on a walk far from the bustle of the town – formerly captains’ houses wreathed in climbing roses with small, sloping gardens.