In all weathers you and your family can do exciting, funny and interesting things in Flensburg. How about a handball match of SG Flensburg-Handewitt? During the season there is a massive spectacle every fortnight when SG Flensburg-Handewitt has a home match in Flens-Arena.
If the weather is fine, guided walks or bicycle tours through Flensburg are a good idea. A very special attraction is the sightseeing flight with the seaplane. Start on the fjord and watch Flensburg from above.
In summer, each landlubber can become a sailor: the trips on Flensburg Fjord are offered in two levels of difficulty. The Alexandra as well as the other ferries and steamboats are something for everyone. The ships just cruise on Flensburg Fjord. The sportive challenge might be a piece of cake and a cup of coffee aboard.
The so-called summer guest sailing is a bit more intense: you can join the crew of an old traditional sailing ship, and you have to help hoisting the sails and pulling sheets. Hand-on sailing and a real experience!
The maritime museum (Schifffahrtsmuseum), museum shipyard, and museum harbour are located not even half a nautical mile away from the hotel.
Exciting insights into regional arts from 13th to 20th century are waiting for you on Museumsberg, high above Flensburg. Animal lovers can learn about the large and small animals of the region as well as their habitat in the museum of natural history called Naturwissenschaftliches Museum. Schleswig-Holsteinisches Landestheater and Sinfonieorchester, the regional theatre ensemble and symphony orchestra offer many performances over the year. Particularly also performances in Low German language are popular.
If you do not want to explore Flensburg on your own, Tourismus Agentur Flensburger Förde offers a number of exciting guided walks. The typical tour named “Höfe, Rum & alte Schiffe” will guide you through the northern parts of Flensburg's old districts. Explore the harbour with all the old ships and other highlights, climb Duborg hill and discover historical merchant yards as well as Marienburg with the old rum house Johannsen.
“Dampfer, Segler und Seemannsgarn”: enjoy sailor's yarn while walking along old gaff-rigged schooners, steamboats and classic yachts. Flensburg's marine history is vividly explained and landlubbers become old salt.
The partially steep hills in Flensburg are no challenge at all when cruising on Segways – the rolling alternative to the walk through town. You can book them here.
On the “Rum & Zucker Tour” you will get to know Flensburg as rum city: from the old districts of town via the harbour to the old Johannisviertel district you will see old warehouses, picturesque yards and historical merchant houses. You can also explore “Rum & Zucker Meile” and learn about the importance of rum and sugar in Flensburg's history on your own. Read more.
Since more than 25 years Orpheus theatre on Marienstraße has been an icon of cultural delicacies and high-class entertainment in Flensburg.
A small bar, chandeliers, pillars with brass fittings, mirrors, candle light – and everything in atmospheric red, black, and golden hues. As there is hardly any barrier between stage and the theatre’s house, the audience experience the unique atmosphere close to the artists. All over the year Orpheus theatre offers magic events.
10 % discount: If you already have a ticket for an Orpheus theatre event, which takes place during your planned stay, then you will be granted a10 % discount on the day’s room rate.
Particularly in case of adverse weather conditions Bowlingarena Flensburg is a good place to be: on Saturdays there is even a DJ creating the right atmosphere for children and youth bowling. In Jumphouse, young and old are having fun on various trampolines. On special event days, the kids can tackle one or the other challenge and play games.
Mental fitness is required in our Mystery House: as a group you can solve brain twisters and discover the house’s secret in order to escape from the respective room. Also mysterious but more related to science is the interactive science centre in Norderstraße called Phänomenta. There are plenty of challenges dealing with physics.
After so many adventures it can be a good idea to go for a swim in Fördeland Therme Glücksburg or in Campusbad. If the weather is fine, you can play minigolf in Solitüde: the 18 hole course offers different levels of difficulty and a beautiful view of the sea.
During summer there are many regattas, celebrations, and festivals on and around Flensburg Fjord. The seasons start with Rumregatta in May. The regatta is organised by the museum harbour in Flensburg and even landlubbers can breathe the atmosphere under deck. Since 2016 visitors have had the opportunity to enjoy the experience aboard some of the gaff-rigged schooners.
Every two years there is Dampf Rundum. For three days, steamboats of all kinds moor at the quay and agricultural machines complete the scenery. The counterpart to the regatta of gaff-rigged ships is Robbe & Berking Sterling Cup with a large fleet of elegant yachts.
Flensburg is part of a rolling landscape, no doubt. But there is one thing we can promise: on your way back to the hotel – not matter from what direction – you will always have to go downhill. So you do not have to pace yourself too much. Just enjoy the ride through town and through the landscape around Flensburg.
There are signposted routes which you can easily follow. Flensburg Rad Rundum guides you along cliffs, woods and fields. There are stations informing about specific subjects of nature, ecology, history, and culture. You can explore hills and castles on “Berg- und Burgtour”, fjord and woods on “Wasser- und Waldtour” or landscape and romantic spots on “Land- und Liebetour”. But you can also just follow your nose and find your favourite tour along the harbour and through town.
The waterplane starts from its base at Sonwik marina in northbound direction. Be amazed by the old quarters of town and by the view of the masts of yachts and traditional sailing ships in Flensburg harbour from the bird's-eye perspective. Then the waterplane follows the Flensburg Fjord towards Holnis peninsula and the outer parts of the fjord.
Even within the city limits of Flensburg you can go kite surfing at the small Fahrensodde beach. Also Holnis and Glücksburg, located outside of Flensburg, are suitable spots for wind and kite surfing. Stand-up paddling is quite popular on the whole Flensburg Fjord. There are various options to rent a board. But also guided tours on the fjord are possible.
Kite surfers love the Danish island Rømø in the North Sea. On Rømø kite surfers, kite buggies and quads, and all sorts of water sports aficionados come together. Also, you may drive on the beach and park your car which very much eases equipment handling.
Since 1990 SG Flensburg-Handewitt has been playing first division. But that’s not all: in 2014 the SG won the Champions League, in 2015 the team won the German handball cup, and in 2018 they finally ended up as German handball champion. Visiting a match at “Hölle Nord”, the northern part of handball hell, is just a unique experience and almost a must see.
The tradition of brewing beer is upheld in the north. A guided tour through Flensburger Brauerei, our local brewery, is a good opportunity to get to know the beer with the famous plop' and thus a regional speciality.
Since 1888 the northernmost brewery in Germany produces the beer with the legendary swing top. On the guided tour you will be shown the different stations like mashhouse as well as fermentation and storage cellar in an informative but witty way. And in the end, of course a fresh Flens and snacks are served.