A Weekend Break In Flensburg, Germany juni 14, 2022 – Posted in: Germany, Travel – Tags: Christmas Market, Flensburg, Germany, Holiday, Mini Break, Vacations, Weekend Breaks
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TAKE A SHORT HOLIDAY IN FLENSBURG
A holiday in Flensburg can be highly recommended. The city is located just south of the Danish border and is always well visited by tourists. In addition to the beautiful nature, the city also offers lots of attractions.
The old duchies, Schleswig and Holstein, were once part of Denmark, and in Flensburg many speak, or at least understand, Danish. There is plenty to see in the area, and the hotel prices are reasonable – so why not go on a weekend break to Flensburg!
Here you’ll get some great travel tips, but you can also plan your visit at the tourist information in Flensburg: Welcome to holidays in Flensburg Firth!
ATTRACTIONS IN FLENSBURG
A walk along the fjord is a must! If you visit the city during the summer months, you can board one of the many tour boats and see the city from the water side. Also visit the working shipyard, which builds and exhibits replicas of historic sailing cargo ships and boats from the 18th and 19th centuries. Read more here: Museumswerft Flensburg.
The town has always been a center of the extensive Baltic Sea trade, both on land where several important trade routes met – Hærvejen or Ochsenweg, which ran from north to south, and the east-west-going road between Angel and northern Friesland – and also on water, due to the very large occurrences of herring in the fjord.
GOOD RESTAURANTS IN FLENSBURG
Flensburg offers many great restaurants. Do visit the cozy brewery, Hansens Brauerei, which offers classic North German dishes, such as Grillhaxe and Sauerkraut. Between the large, polished boilers at the brewery there is a festive atmosphere, and you can order the famous “1 meter beer”.
The next morning offers brunch in the beautiful Marien-Café, the place with the 1000 coffee pots. You have to count them yourself, but there are a lot of coffee pots! However, visit the place for the excellent breakfast or the great cakes. It is recommended to book a table as the place is very well visited.
SHOPPING IN FLENSBURG
The city does a lot to give shoppers a great experience, and many shops are also open on Sundays. Take a stroll along the long shopping street or visit the large shopping center, Citti Park.
Through the long shopping street, small stalls have been set up where you can satisfy both thirst and hunger. If you come during the Christmas month, you can experienced the cozy Christmas market in Flensburg, which stretches from Nordermarkt all the way to Südermarkt with lots of stalls serving mulled wine, roasted almonds and other delicacies. In the many stalls you can buy Christmas decorations and handicrafts, for example the famous angel figures and nutcrackers from Erzgebirge.
FIND A GREAT HOTEL IN FLENSBURG
In addition to the many sights and attractions to make a good bargain, the city also offers many great hotels. Here you get recommendations to some of all the lovely hotels in Flensburg, all of which can be booked directly through Booking.com. See more hotels by doing your own search here:
THE BEST HOTEL IN TOWN
The four-star Hotel Hafen is located right in the maritime heart of Flensburg by the museum yard and with a five-minute walk to the shopping streets. Since 1853, there has been a hotel in the buildings here on the Schiffbrücke, the cobbled road that runs parallel to the fjord and the old harbor. Stay in one of the beautifully decorated rooms overlooking the old town or the harbor and start the day with a delicious breakfast and a stroll along the fjord. Back at Hotel Hafen, have dinner in the exclusive gourmet restaurant with the impressive wine cellar and end the day star-gazing in the romantic courtyard. The luxury hotel invites to pure relaxation around the clock, maybe only interrupted by a massage in the spa area.
Read more here: Hotel Hafen
DESIGNER HOTEL IN THE OLD POST OFFICE
The former post office in Flensburg has been transformed into the modern lifestyle hotel, Hotel Alte Post Flensburg. In the characteristic red building on the corner right by the bus station you will find the fancy designer hotel with gourmet restaurant and the city’s largest selection of rum in the hotel bar. At the Hotel Alte Post Flensburg all rooms are designed in Scandinavian style, in addition to themed rooms with fun and memorable concepts. For example, stay in a room decorated with inspiration from the local brewery “Flensburger Brauerei”.
Here there is beer from floor to ceiling. Room 119 is inspired by ORION, which was founded in the city and is now one of the largest erotic companies in Germany. The room exudes romance, and here you can also enjoy a candle-light dinner… or maybe some adult fun on the cross. If you love handball, there is also a themed room that pays tribute to SG Flensburg-Handewitt. The hotel is as close to the city center as you can get, right next to the pedestrian zone, restaurants and the harbor.
Read more here: Hotel Alte Post Flensburg
APARTMENT IN FLENSBURG WITH KITCHEN
If you are a family or a bunch of friends who are going on holiday in Flensburg, it is nice to have an apartment where you can stay together. Hotel Flensburg Akademie is located in a quiet area just outside the city center. In the large and bright apartments there is a kitchen with everything you need to be able to make your own meals. Here you can get up whenever you want to, without having to rush for the breakfast buffet. At Hotel Flensburg Akademie, you live at the academy itself with the handball players. At the same time, you are helping to support the junior department of Flensburg Academy, which trains the players from SG Flensburg-Handewitt. The hotel has free parking and a 15-minute walk to the city center.
Read more here: Hotel Flensburg Akademie