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Explore the harbor, historic ships, museums, old town and maritime history of this famous one-time rum-trading port. 

Visit Flensburg to discover an architecturally impressive old town and museums celebrating Germany’s maritime history. Sail on a historic ship and relax on pretty beaches or sample locally brewed beer and rum at the town’s animated bars.

Flensburg is at the mouth of Flensburg Firth, on northern Germany’s Baltic Sea coast. Occupied by the Danes for over 400 years, the town was one of Denmark’s most important Baltic region trading ports by the 1500s. During the 18th century it became a center for rum trading with the Caribbean and Mediterranean, thus earning its Rumstasdt (Rum City) nickname.

Stroll around the atmospheric Old Town. Notice Danish-built merchant houses and half-timbered buildings, many now serving as antique stores, boutiques and galleries. On Rote Strasse, visit courtyard cafés and Kaufmannshöfe, traditional warehouses and merchant quarters. Admire notable landmarks, such as Marienkirche and Nikolaikirche.

See collections of period furniture and works by Hans Christiansen, among other painters, at Museumsberg Flensburg. Have fun with interactive exhibits at the Phänomenta science center.

In Flensburg Harbor, fishing boats, tall ships and yachts bob in the blue water of Flensburg Firth. Here, the Flensburg Maritime Museum and Shipyard Museum celebrate the town’s maritime heritage and rum trade. Step aboard the Dampfer Alexandra steamship and enjoy a cruise along the firth.

In summer, travel to nearby beaches via public buses, rented car or bicycle. A short drive from the town center are Holnis Beach and Solitüde Beach. Alternatively, take a guided tour of the resplendent Glücksburg Castle.

Enjoy a night out at the bars on Rote Strasse to drink rum or sample rum cakes and ice cream. Visit Flensburg Brauerei, a brewery that produces the well-known Flensburg Pilsener.

Located close to the German-Danish border, Flensburg has regular train connections to Hamburg and Kolding, Denmark. Flensburg’s location makes it a good base for interesting daytrips. Visit the oceanfront village of Wassersleben. From here, cross a footbridge into Denmark.

Top hotels in Flensburg

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Hotel am Fjord
Hotel am Fjord
3 out of 5
Wilhelmstr. 1, Flensburg, SH
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is Rs7,122 per night

Located in the heart of Flensburg, this hotel is steps away from Flensburg Fjord and Flensburg Harbor. St Marien Kirche and Flensburg Maritime Museum are also ...

4.1/5Very Good! (1,909 reviews)

"The hotel and room were clean and in good condition. They have European style rooms where they don't use top bed sheets and use duvets covers instead. The hotel does not have a restaurant but the city center is a 3 block walk where there are numerous restaurants."…"

Reviewed on 11 Dec 2019

Hotel am Fjord
Hotel Alte Post Flensburg
Hotel Alte Post Flensburg
3.5 out of 5
Rathausstraße 2, Flensburg
The price is Rs8,496 per night

Located in the heart of Flensburg, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Flensburg Harbor and University of Flensburg. Naval Academy at Murwik and Solitude Beach ...

4.4/5Wonderful! (392 reviews)
Cozy and convienient

"I have stayed here in the past. I like the location, the bar is nice and they have a good breakfast. Also, the shower is also one of the best."…"

Reviewed on 23 Jan 2020

Hotel Alte Post Flensburg
Hotel Hafen Flensburg
Hotel Hafen Flensburg
4 out of 5
Schiffbrücke 33, Flensburg, Schleswig-Holstein
The price is Rs11,438 per night

Located in the heart of Flensburg, this spa hotel is steps away from Flensburg Fjord, Flensburg Maritime Museum and Museumswerft Flensburg. St Marien Kirche ...

4.6/5Exceptional! (689 reviews)
Nice hotel

"Cosy, stylish hotel with good service and great location, we will definitely stay there again."…"

Reviewed on 15 Feb 2020

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