8 Must See Attractions In Flensburg, Germany juni 14, 2022 – Posted in: Germany, Travel – Tags: , , , , , ,

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Do you need tips for sightseeing in Flensburg? Here you’ll get a guide to sights in Flensburg and some of all the many attractions. The old port city has always been a center for the extensive Baltic Sea trade, both on the fjord and on land on the historic Hærvejen, The Army Road.

If you are here on a weekend break, it can be difficult to choose what to see, so here is a list of the sights in Flensburg that you will definitely have to visit when you are on holiday in the city .

In addition to the beautiful Flensburg Fjord, the city also offers many other exciting sights and attractions. You can read much more and plan your own visit to: Flensburg Tourismus

If you are going on a holiday to Flensburg, you will at the end of the article find a list of good hotels in Flensburg, all of which can be booked directly through Booking.com.



A walk along the fjord is mandatory! Also visit the Museumswerft Flensburg, the working shipyard that builds and exhibits replicas of historic sailing cargo ships and boats from the 18th and 19th centuries. From May to October you can also go on a boat trip on Flensburg Fjord with the old salon steamer Alexandra. At the Schifffahrtsmuseum Flensburg you can see the exhibition about the history of the harbor and the old market town. The Rum Museum in the basement tells the story of the trade with the Danish West Indies and the slave era.


Rum, the rich, brown drink fills much of Flensburg’s history. In the 18th century, the port of the city was one of the most important places in the rum trade. In the heyday, there were over 200 rum houses in Flensburg, but today there are only two left. At Rumhaus Johannsen and Braasch Wein & Rumhaus you can learn more about rum, enjoy a glass or two and buy a souvenir to take home.


If you visit the rum house Braasch, then also take the time to also explore the rest of Rote Strasse, which since the Middle Ages has been full of shops and craftsmen. The houses on the cobbled street have been beautifully restored, and here you will find many working artisans in the old courtyards.


If you also like beer, you can take a tour to the local brewery. Flensburger Brauerei has been supplying beer to the thirsty Germans since 1888 – and always with the recognizable patent lid. There are guided tours every weekday and from May to September also on Saturdays.


If you come by Flensburg during Christmas time, then you can visit the cozy Christmas market. The market 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.


A holiday in Flensburg also includes a visit to the border shops. Visit the large shopping town in Harrislee, where Fleggaard is located or Scandinavian Park, which is right next to the motorway. If you are heading south, also visit the large outlet village in Neumünster. Here, both children and adults can get clothes and shoes from all the well-known brands – and at great discounts!


Dannevirke is the largest archaeological monument in Northern Europe. In the Viking Age, the Danes started the construction of the fortification, which was built across the narrowest part of the Jutland peninsula. 40 km south of the current border, you can see parts of Dannevirke from the motorway. The Dannevirke Museum has exhibitions and events, and in the museum park the Dannevirke main rampart, Valdemarsmuren, the Thyraborg rampart and ramparts 14 from 1864 can be seen.


The area has always been a center for the extensive Baltic Sea trade. Partly at sea due to the very large deposits of herring in the fjord and partly on land where several important trade routes met. From north to south Hærvejen or Ochsenweg, and the east-west-going road between Angel and northern Friesland. If you drive along the motorway, you pass the ancient Hærvej. You can’t see it from the road, but turn off at exit 75 and then left – and you will find yourself on Hærvejen. You will find a detailed map here: Map of Hærvejen. Choose hiking route 23 – Kliplev – Padborg.


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 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


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


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

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