Flensburg is the third largest city in the German state of Schleswig-Holstein and lies at the innermost tip of the Flensburg Fjord just 7 kilometres from the Danish border. The city is well known for its Navel Academy located at Mürwick in the most northern part of Flensburg. The Naval Academy is home to the Gorge Frock, Germany’s finest sail training ship.
Flensburg is also famous for the Flensburg Brewery that produces the Flensburg Pilsner nicknamed the “Flens”. The German beer was first brewed in 1888 and is so well recognised internationally that many tourists come to enjoy the guided tour of the brewery.
One of the top tourist attractions in Flensburg is the Schiffahrtsmuseum (Maritime Museum) located at Ship’s Bridge. The museum is housed in the old Customs pack house with an extensive array of artefacts on shipbuilding, navigation and the life of sailors including the history of slaves, sugar and rum.
The most notable city landmark in Flensburg is Sankt Nikolai church with a height of ninety metres located in Flensburg Square. The church in built in Gothic style architecture dates back to the 16th century and is most impressive for its huge spine interior. Another great church to see is Johnanniskirche that is smaller but the most romantic and oldest church in Flensburg which dates back to the 12th century.
Old Town in Flensburg is the centre of many more historical buildings from centuries gone by. The most interesting parts of old town to visit include the Nordemarkt and the Willy-Brand Platz.
Glücksburg Castle is a fantastic historical castle located in the town Glücksburg just seven kilometres from Flensburg. The castle is one of the most important castles in Northern Europe and was home to the Danish kings.
Flensburg also attracts holidaymakers for its beaches. The northern end of Flensburg Fjord is the most popular with great facitities and free parking. Solitude on the eastern side of Flensburg Fjord is another good swimming place.
For more Holiday information on Flensburg you might want to visit the official Flensburg government website Flensburg.de