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Flensburg
Travel Guide

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

Hotel Alte Post Flensburg
Hotel Alte Post Flensburg
3.5 out of 5
Rathausstraße 2, Flensburg
The price is Rs9,794 per night from 28 Feb to 1 Mar

Located in the heart of Flensburg, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Flensburg Harbor and Natural Science Museum Flensburg. University of Flensburg and ...

4.4/5Wonderful! (507 reviews)

"Very pleasant hotel stay. Room was clean, comfortable and functional."…"

Reviewed on 30 Jun 2020

Hotel Alte Post Flensburg
Hotel Hafen Flensburg
Hotel Hafen Flensburg
4 out of 5
Schiffbrücke 33, Flensburg, Schleswig-Holstein
The price is Rs12,625 per night from 28 Feb to 1 Mar

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

4.6/5Exceptional! (799 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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Hotel Flensburg Akademie
Hotel Flensburg Akademie
3 out of 5
Jens-Due-Weg 1, Flensburg
The price is Rs6,809 per night from 27 Feb to 28 Feb

Situated near the beach, this apartment building is within a 10-minute walk of Phaenomenta, Flensburg Fjord and Museumswerft Flensburg. Flensburg Maritime Museum ...

4.4/5Wonderful! (336 reviews)

"No soft furniture in the room at all! My body had a very long and restless night!!"…"

Reviewed on 31 Aug 2019

Hotel Flensburg Akademie
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

Top Holiday Rentals in Flensburg

Hotel Flensburg Akademie
Hotel Flensburg Akademie
3 out of 5
Jens-Due-Weg 1, Flensburg
The price is Rs6,809 per night from 27 Feb to 28 Feb

Situated near the beach, this apartment building is within a 10-minute walk of Phaenomenta, Flensburg Fjord and Museumswerft Flensburg. Flensburg Maritime Museum ...

4.4/5Wonderful! (336 reviews)

"No soft furniture in the room at all! My body had a very long and restless night!!"…"

Reviewed on 31 Aug 2019

Hotel Flensburg Akademie
Limehome Flensburg Holm
Limehome Flensburg Holm
4 out of 5
Holm 22, Flensburg
The price is Rs4,404 per night from 27 Feb to 28 Feb

Located in the heart of Flensburg, this apartment building is within a 10-minute walk of St. Nikolai Church, Natural Science Museum Flensburg and St Marien Kirche. ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (25 reviews)
Back to the future

"It was strange but convenient as I never interacted with a person. The code to the building and the room worked perfectly every time. The room had what I needed and it was a good shower."…"

Reviewed on 24 Feb 2020

Limehome Flensburg Holm
Strandquartier Solitude
Strandquartier Solitude
4 out of 5
Solitüde 8a, Flensburg

Situated near the beach, this apartment building is within a 10-minute walk of Solitude Beach and Flensburg Fjord. Naval Academy at Murwik and Westerwerker Lake ...

Strandquartier Solitude
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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