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FlensburgGermany

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
Ramada by Wyndham Flensburg
Ramada by Wyndham Flensburg
3.5 out of 5
Norderhofenden 6-9, Flensburg, Schleswig-Holstein
The price is Rs6,931 per night from 4 Oct to 5 Oct

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 ...

4/5Very Good! (155 reviews)

"Flot hotel og venligt personale. Det eneste der var at sætte en finger på, var morgenmaden. Meget kaotisk arrangeret og de løb tør for brød og æg så man måtte vente."…"

Reviewed on 26 Jan 2020

Ramada by Wyndham Flensburg
Maxbed
Maxbed
3 out of 5
Rudolf-Diesel-Straße 7, Flensburg, Schleswig-Holstein
The price is Rs4,930 per night from 30 Sep to 1 Oct

Situated in Flensburg, this guesthouse is within 2 miles (3 km) of Flensburg Fjord, St. Nikolai Church and University of Flensburg. St Marien Kirche and Flensburg ...

3.8/5Good! (23 reviews)
Large and comfortable

"Very nice apartment, a bit more than I required this time. Would have liked to stay here for a long weekend."…"

Reviewed on 13 Aug 2019

Maxbed
Hotel Nordig
Hotel Nordig
3.5 out of 5
Mürwiker Str. 154, Flensburg, SH
The price is Rs5,645 per night from 4 Oct to 5 Oct

Situated in Flensburg, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Flensburg Fjord and Stadion am Volkspark. Naval Academy at Murwik and Volkspark are also within ...

3.7/5Good! (296 reviews)
Nice Hotel

"Economic and OK"…"

Reviewed on 4 Feb 2020

Hotel Nordig

Top Holiday Rentals in Flensburg

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Hotel Flensburg Akademie
Hotel Flensburg Akademie
3 out of 5
Jens-Due-Weg 1, Flensburg
The price is Rs6,372 per night from 28 Sep to 29 Sep

Situated near the beach, this apartment building is within a 5-minute walk of Flensburg Fjord and Phaenomenta. Museumswerft Flensburg and Flensburg Maritime ...

4.4/5Wonderful! (309 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 Rs7,020 per night from 4 Oct to 5 Oct

Located in the heart of Flensburg, this apartment building is within a 10-minute walk of Flensburg Fjord, St Marien Kirche and Flensburg Harbor. Flensburg Maritime ...

4.4/5Wonderful! (18 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
Sanssouci Star
Sanssouci Star
4 out of 5
Schiffbrücke, Flensburg

Situated in Flensburg, this houseboat is steps away from Flensburg Fjord, Flensburg Maritime Museum and Museumswerft Flensburg. Phaenomenta and St Marien Kirche ...

4/5Very Good! (1 review)
Hygge midt i Lubeck

"Dejligt roligt midt i byen"…"

Reviewed on 22 Jan 2016

Sanssouci Star

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