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Schleswig-Holstein : Flensburg
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Flensburg [1] (danish: Flensborg) is a city in Schleswig-Holstein located on the east coast. The 85000 inhabitants live around the Flensburger Förde (Flensburg fjord).


Get in

The bus station

Most people arrive here with car. Flensburg is situated at the border of Germany and Denmark, beside the motorway A7 (danish: E45) leading to Hamburg in the south and to Kolding and further north in Denmark. There are bus and train connections both from Denmark and Hamburg.

Get around

Walking is the best way to get around in the city center.


Flensburg offers a nice shopping district with old houses and backyards as well as a variety of museums and churches. The habour is the hosting place for sailing regatta and events.


  • Musuemsberg Flensburg-a museum on a hill in the center of Flensburg exhibiting local history artefacts and art by not only local artists. On friday entry is for free otherwise varying between 4€ and 0.5€. Monday is closed otherwise open from 10-4(November to March) or 10-5(May to October).
  • Naturwissenschaftliches Muesum und Eiszeit-Haus(Science museum and ice-age house)- located on the muesum hill next to the other museum, same opening times, entry is free.
  • Phänomenta- an interactive science museum, where you can try experiments on you own, especially interesting for families and children and anybody interested in science. Prices vary from 9,50€ for adults to 7€ for youth and 2€ for children. Opening times on weekdays are 9-5(October to May) and 10-6(July to September) and 11-6 on weekends.
  • Museumswerft(shipyard museum)-this musuem shows and builds old ships and boats and offers courses for children, youth and adults. Free entry, open from 8-5(weekdays) and 10-5(weekends), tours can be given when informed in advance. It is located directly on the harbour.

Churches: The following churches have an interesting architecuture and a located in the center of Flensburg. Klick http://www.flensburg-online.de/kirchen/index.html for an (almost) complete list of churches in Flensburg.

  • St. Nikolai(lutheran)
  • St. Marien(lutheran)
  • St. Johannis(lutheran)
  • St. Marien, schmerzhafte Mutter(roman-catholic)
  • Helligåndskirke(Church of the Holy Spirit, Danisch church, lutheran)


New harbour, old military area


Shopping and eating pedestrian street Holm

Lots of people arrive to Flensburg from Denmark and the other nordic countries for shopping. In addition to the numerous small shops along the pedestrian street Holm (danish: Holmen) and Große Straße and the new shopping mall "Flensburg Galerie" [2]with 80 shops in the city there's a shopping center some 2 kilometers south from the city, Fördepark [3] as well as Poetsch [4] at Kupfermühle near the Danish border. Other shopping centers are Scandinavien Park [5] and Citti Park [6]. The Scandinavian Park is conveniently located right off the northernmost exit of A7 motorway in Germany. Due to its location and tourists visiting it is allowed to open all week long and attracts locals from both sides of the board who go there for a Sunday grocery run. Price differences between Denmark and Germany may make a certain item a bargain for Danish people but it might be expensive for Germans.


  • Dionysos, Glücksburger strasse 174, +49 461 140 800, [7]. A Greek restaurant in the first floor of Hotel Fruerlund.
  • Marien-Café, Norderstrasse 13, +49 461 500 9711.
* Galerie, Holm 66 (located in a backyard, oppostite of the Holm),  (04 61) 3 13 27 27. A restaurant which offers a broad variety of pizza and pasta as well as non-vegetarian and vegetarian food.  
  • Goldene Lilie, Angelburger Straße 10-16 (opposite of the side entrance of the Fensburg Galerie), (o461/26294) (fax: (o461/1505443)), [8]. 11:30am-3pm and 5:30pm-11pm. A Chinese restaurant offering a tasty buffet and a good menu.
  • Pazific, Ochsenweg 39 (Located in Weiche, a district in Flensburg). Another Chinese restaurant offering a menu and a 'normal' buffet as well as a Mongolian buffet where you can compose your own meal out of different kinds of rare meat, fish, clams, vegetables and sauces. Your compostion is then fried before your eyes by a cook.



  • Landhaus Eric, Glücksburger Stasse 177 (The hotel is situated about 2 km northeast from the city center. There are signs showing the way to the hotel.), +49 461 64895 (, fax: +49 461 63000), [9].
  • Jugendherberge Flensburg, [10].
  • Backpacker's Inn, Schleswiger Straße 10, (0461) 90 90 833 (, fax: (0461) 90 90 834), [11]. checkin: 4pm-9pm; checkout: till 12pm. between 16 and 30€ per night and p.p..

Get out

In Germany:

Glücksburg Castle
  • Glücksburg Castle, (just outside Flensburg), [12]. Beautiful old white caste 5 Euro.
Inside Glucksburg Castle

In Denmark:

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