Flensburg, the “Gateway to the North”, is located directly on the Danish border. A holiday in Flensburg and the neighbouring region is a time out in the beautiful fjord area on the Baltic Sea.
Flensburg was once the centre of rum processing. The city’s merchants sailed their ships to the Danish West Indies and brought the liquid gold of the Caribbean and thus wealth to the city. To this day, you can discover many historic buildings in the city that document the prosperity of that time.
A holiday in Flensburg is a short journey back in time and time out by the water.
Excursion tips for Flensburg
Travel information about Flensburg
Flensburg only has a small airport for sports aircraft.
The nearest international airport is in Hamburg, about 155 kilometres away. You can reach Hamburg Airport from Flensburg by public transport in about 2.5 hours (airport bus to Neumünster and then regional express).
The Danish airports of Sønderborg (50 kilometres) and Billund (130 kilometres) with regular scheduled flights are somewhat closer.
Regional trains run from Flensburg main station to Kiel, Hamburg and Denmark.
Flensburg’s central bus station is located at the tip of the harbour. Intercity connections to Schleswig, Kiel, Niebüll and Denmark depart from there. In addition, some long-distance bus providers offer trips to Flensburg.
The A7 motorway runs past the city. In addition, several federal roads lead through Flensburg.
There are numerous moorings in the fjord for pleasure boats.
From April to October, a boat runs between Glücksburg and Flensburg every two hours.
There are several well-signposted cycle paths in and around Flensburg. For example, the Baltic Coast Cycle Route runs around the Baltic Sea. The Ochsenweg is a section of EuroVelo Route 3, which runs from Trondheim in Norway to Santiago de Compostela in Spain.
In addition, the Nord-ostsee-Radweg and the 130-kilometre border route run in and around Flensburg.
The European long-distance hiking trails E1 and E6 run through Flensburg.
On the way in…
Buses run in the city and the region.
Even though Flensburg is hillier than you might expect, cycling offers the ideal way to explore the city.
The city centre is compact and well laid out. Here you can discover everything on foot.