of these articles is concerned with the German city Flensburg; to other meanings see Flensburg (term clarifying).
Coat of arms map
Wappen Flensburgs Lage der kreisfreien Stadt Flensburg in Deutschland
base data
Land of the Federal Republic: Schleswig-Holstein
circle: Circle-free city
geographical situation:
Coordinates: 54° 47 ' N, 09° 26 ' O
54° 47 ' N,09° 26 ' O
height: 0-54 (durchschnittl. 20) m and. NN
surface: 56.38 km ²
inhabitants: 85.955 (31. March 2005)
Population density: 1,525 inhabitants for each km ²
postal zip codes: 24901 - 24944 (old: 2390)
Preselections: 0461
Kfz characteristics: Flat steel bar
municipality key: 01 0 01 000
city arrangement: 13 quarters with
38 statistic districts
address of the city administration: Town hall square 1
24937 Flensburg
Website: www.flensburg.de
mayor: Klaus Tscheuschner (non-party)
city president: Hans Hermann Laturnus (CDU)
strongest parliamentary group: CDU

Flensburg (Danish Flensborg, friesisch Flansborj, down-German Flensborg) is a circle-free city in the north of Schleswig-Holstein. Flensburg is center of the region Südschleswig. To Kiel and Luebeck Flensburg is the third biggest city of the country. Flensburg is the northernmost circle-free city of Germany.

The next larger cities are Kiel (86 km south) and Kolding in Denmark (about 90 km northeast).

Germany far is Flensburg admits:

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Flensburg, east bank

Flensburg Schleswig-Holstein is directly at that in the north of the Land of the Federal RepublicGermanDanish border. After Westerland on Sylt it is the secondarynorthernmost city in Germany. Flensburg is to a projection of the Baltic Sea inside angles of the Flensburger Förde , partly in a valley partly on surrounding heights. The east bank Flensburgs becomes alreadyto the peninsula fishing rods counted.

The city is appropriate for about 20 m over NN. The old part of town which is in a valley is about 12 M. The highest point of the city is with 63,7 m over NN. The city boundary is 32.0 kmlong. The largest expansion of the city amounts to from the north to the south 7.6 km and from the east to the west 9.6 km.

Neighbour municipalities

the following municipalities of the circle Schleswig Flensburg and the Danish office municipality Sønderjylland border on the city Flensburg (them become after thatClockwise direction beginning in the northeast mentioned):

Luck castle (Baltic Sea) (office-free city), Wees (office long-spherically), Maasbüll, Hürup, Tastrup and free-wants (all office Hürup), Jarplund Weding, hand joke (office hand joke), Harrislee (office-free municipality) and Bov (dt. Building) upDanish side of the Flensburger Förde

of quarters

the city Flensburgs divides into 13 quarters, which were divided again into altogether 38 statistic districts. The quarters have a two digit, the statistic districts a three-figure number.

The quarters with their associated statisticDistricts:

  • For 01 old part of town is appropriate not completely in the local centre but easily sloping to the sea-side.
    • 011 pc. Nikolai
    • 012 pc. Marien
    • 013 Nordertor
  • 02 new city
    • 021 Duburg
    • 022 north
  • 03 north city
    • 031 cross
    • 032 Galwik
    • 033 Klues
  • 04 western height
    • 041 city park
    • 042 Marienhölzung
    • 043 pc. Gertrud
    • 044 cemetery
  • 05 Friesi mountain
    • 051 Exe
    • 052 museum mountain
    • of 053 peace hills
  • 06 switch
    • 061 Sophienhof
    • 062 shepherd house
  • 07 southern part of the town
    • 071 March in mountain
    • 072 Rude
    • 073 Peelwatt
  • 08 Sandberg
    • 081 figure eight de Möhl
    • 082 Adelbylund
    • 083 Sünderup
  • 09 Jürgensby
    • 091 pc. Johannis
    • 092 pc. Jürgen
    • 093 Jürgensgaard
    • of 094 transmitters
  • 10 Fruerlund
    • 101 blowing mountain
    • 102 Bohlberg
    • 103 yard
  • 11 Mürwik
    • 111 base
    • 112 Osbek
    • 113 Wasserloos
    • 114 Friedheim
    • 115 Solitüde
  • 12 Engelsby
    • 121 south
    • 122 bird-sang
  • 13 Tarup
    • 130 Tarup


Flensburg at the latest around 1200 at the internal part of the Flensburger Förde were created of Danish settlers. 1284 were confirmed their municipal law, and the settlement ascended rapidly to the most important in the duchy Schleswig. The duchy Schleswig belongedcontrary to Holstein not to the German Reich; Flensburg was not a member of the Hanse, maintained however close contacts with this.

Historians assume that there were several reasons for the choice of this location:

of herrings, particularly inserted into salt, were the commodity for the blossoming trading ventures in the Middle Ages: They were sent away in the inland and into nearly all European countries.

To 28. October 1412 dies the queen Margarethe I. on board a ship in the port of Flensburg at the plague.

In certain distances dent plague caused rafften smallpox, those mainly of the rat flea (Xenopsylla cheopis - parasite, which strikes moving rats ),the red Ruhr or other epidemics large parts of the Flensburger population away. Leprosy patient were strictly isolated; in the pc. - Jürgen hospital (established before 1290), which far before the gates of the city (in the place of the today's pc. - Jürgen church) lay. Around 1500 becamealso still the Syphilis brought in. The church hospital „to the holy spirit “was located in the large road (the today's Flensburger pedestrian precinct).

The everyday life of each individual Flensburgers was very hard, and the traffic routes at that time were bad. The main streets were not paved andunlighted. If it became too bad, the citizens were obligated to make the ways with wood bars, impregnated with cattle fertilizer, passable. Windows had only few Patrizierhäuser.

1485 came it to a major fire into Flensburg. Also of storm tides Flensburg remained in thisTime does not spare.

Each community centre stop held in the house and yard cattle. Citizens had besides own cow and a Schweinehirten.

After the fall of the Hanse in 16. Century was considered to Flensburg as one of the most important commercial towns in the Scandinavian area. Even to to , Until the activities Flensburger of buyers handed Mediterranean to Greenland and into the Karibik. The most important commodities were beside the herrings first sugar and Tran, which were won on the Greenland travel in such a way specified by whale-catching. Only the dreissigjährige warterminated this bloom time, while that became Protestant the city and opened in the consequence ever more the German culture and language, while the surrounding countryside remained Danish coined/shaped.

In 18. Century experienced Flensburg owing to the Rumhandels a second bloom. That Rohrzucker was imported from Danish west India and refined in Flensburg. Only in 19. , The Flensburger sugar refineries any more could not maintain itself century, in the course of the industrialization against the competition of the neighbouring metropolises Copenhagen and Hamburg.

In Flensburg the blended Rum was then a alternate business in the west India trade - after 1864 however no more with Danish west India, but with (then British) Jamaica, of where it is introduced and as blend into completely Europe driven out. Today it enters onlyactive Rumhaus in Flensburg, “A. H. Johannsen ".

Between 1460 and 1864 Flensburg beside Copenhagen was the second largest port of the Kingdom of Denmark and belonged after the GermanDanish war (1864) to Prussia. It lives however today still another large municipality thatDanish minority in the city. Roughly up to 25% the citizen Flensburgs you count ourselves associated. Before 1864 were over 70%, like today still the dominating Danish surnames (Asmussen, Claussen, Jacobsen, Jensen, Petersen, etc.) in the FlensburgerDirectory testify. Oberschicht and education middle class were however already at that time German, and after 1864 the German language in the city continued to become generally accepted always.

At the 1. April 1889 became Flensburg its own urban area (circle-free city) within the province Schleswig-Holstein,however seat of the district remained Flensburg.1920 were co-ordinated after resolution of the Völkerbundes on the course of the border. Due to the voting results (and the cut of the plebiscite zones) Flensburgs northern areas went at Denmark. See also: South Jutland, during itself Flensburg with largerMajority for the whereabouts with Germany decided.

The city Flensburg received in response for the by the majority per-German being correct behavior a large meeting-resounds: the “German house”, which was donated as “realm thanks for German loyalty” of the realm government.

During the Second World War sufferedthe city as well as no war damage. 1943 died however over 20 children after the bombardment of their kindergarten, and after the war the explosion of a ammunition camp briefly demanded numerous victims.1945 pulled itself admiral Karl Dönitz after the conquest of Berlin with the remaining cabinet members of the German Reich into the Fördestadt back, before it and its government in the today's naval college in Mürwik of British troops were arrested and set off. Thus Flensburg was for some weeks the seat that last realm government.

After the Second World War the number of inhabitants exceeded the 100.000-Grenze for short time and made Flensburg the large city, but dropped the number of inhabitants thereafter again.

In the years after the Second World War it gave in Südschleswig andin particular in Flensburg a strong per-Danish movement, which tied to the ideas of the Eiderdänen. Their goal was the connection of the city and the region Schleswig at Denmark. Flensburg had in the first years after 1945 one of Danish parties dominatedAdvice and according to Danish mayors.

The city Flensburg profited from the purposeful settlement of military mechanisms, which should help to compensate the peripheral location the city. Since the reunification the number of the soldiers took over approx. 8.000 off. To of Denmark entrance into thoseEEC, in addition, this very day, plays the border trade an important role in Flensburg. Some Danish enterprises such as Danfoss settled for fiscal reasons directly south the border.

1970 became the circle Flensburg around the municipalities of the office Medelby in Circle Südtondern extended and 1974 with the circle Schleswig to the new circle Schleswig Flensburg combines, whose circle seat became the city Schleswig. Thus Flensburg lost its function as district town, remained even however a circle-free city.


up to the center of the19. Century covered the city of Flensburg a surface of altogether 2639 hectars. Starting from 1874 the following municipalities became and/or. Gemarkungen into the city Flensburg integrated:

Year of places increase in hectar
of 1874 south he and northonly. Jürgen 36
1874 Fischer yard 3
27. July 1875 Duburg of 10.5
1877 Hohlwege and Bredeberg 5.5
1. December 1900 Jürgensgaarde 205
1. April 1909 Klues 19
1. April 1910 Twedt, Twedterholz/Fruerlund and Engelsby 1458
1916 part of the Kluesrieser of forest (inclusive. Water surface) 146.5
26. April 1970 Adelbylund 132
10. February 1971 expenditure my dung of the beach of water life -147.5
22. March 1974 Sünderup and Tarup ?

Inhabitant development

numbers of inhabitants after the respective area conditions. Until 1870 it concerns usually around estimations, afterwards census results (¹) or official updating of the respectiveStatistic offices and/or. the city administration.

Year numbers of inhabitants
1436 3000
1600 6000
1760 6842
1835 12,483
1. December 1875 ¹ 26,474
1. December 1890 ¹ 36,894
1. December 1900 ¹ 48,937
1. December 1910 ¹ 60,922
16. June 1925 ¹ 63.139
16. June 1933 ¹ 66,580
17. May 1939 ¹ 70,871
13. September 1950 ¹ 102,832
6. June 1961 ¹ 98,464
27. May 1970 ¹ 95,400
30. June 1975 93,900
30. June 1980 88,200
30. June 1985 86,900
27. May 1987 ¹ 86,554
30. June 1997 86,100
31. December 2003 85,300
31. December 2004 85,762

¹ census result


the city Flensburg is like a Christian coined/shaped by the following denominations:

Christian municipalities

  • Evangelist-German:

The area of the city Flensburg belonged from beginningon to the diocese Schleswig. The reformation found however quite early introduction. The first lutherische lecture became 1526 in pc. Nikolai held. 1540 developed the Evangelical-Lutheran regional church Schleswig-Holstein. Too these also all municipality members Flensburgs, up to their combination, belongedto the Nordelbi Evangelical-Lutheran church in the year 1977. Today the church municipalities of the city belong - if they are not member of a free church - to the parish district Flensburg within the parish Schleswig.

  • Evangelist-Danish:

The Danish church in Südschleswig is with five church municipalitiesrepresent in Flensburg. Among other things the main church of the Danish church is represented in Südschleswig in the city with the Heligåndskirke (holy spirit church) in the old part of town. The Danish church is a purely Evangelist and works as such both with the Danish national church(Folkekirke) like also with the Nordelbi church together. Since the reformation in Flensburg also services in Danish are held (before in latin).

  • catholic:

In 19. Also again catholics drew century into the city. In the year 1899 the catholic becameParish church pc. Marien builds. After the diocese Schleswig already since the reformation any longer did not exist belonged the catholic municipality members Flensburgs to the “Apostoli Vikariat of the Nordi missions”.1930 became the area of Schleswig-Holstein due to the Prussian concordat of 1929 that Diocese Osnabrück integrated. From the northern areas of this diocese 1993 the new ore diocese Hamburg developed, to which the city Flensburg belongs now. Officially the ore diocese Hamburg was established however only to 7. January 1995. The Pfarrgemeinden of the city Flensburgbelong within the Erzdiözese Hamburg to the Dekanat Flensburg.

other municipalities

  • Islam: the Islamic municipality has likewise a mosque in Flensburg.
  • For some years exists in addition also a small Jewish municipality in the city


at the point of the city Flensburg stood since centuries the advice, with two mayors, one for the north city (pc. Marien) and one for thoseSouthern part of the town (pc. Nikolai and pc. Johannis). The members of the advice and the mayors were determined by the advice, D. h. if councillors separated, by the remaining councillors successors were determined, whereby everyone the o. g. both “city halves” directly many membersin the advice had. The councilmen carried usually the title “senator”.

This “city government” existed in Flensburg until 1742, then the “mayor of the north” was thus appointed the “directing mayor” by the national gentleman, the king by Denmark. From this “directing mayor” becamelater the 1. Mayor. The “2. Mayor " carried only the title “mayor”. After the transition of the city at Prussia starting from 1870 the mayors were selected by the citizens of the city, whereby the 1. Mayor usually the title mayor received. Duringthe time of the national socialism took place the appointment of the city head via the then ruling powers.

1945, after the Second World War were introduced after British model a double-railed administrative point. At the point of the city stood first as a chairman of the advice and municipal authoritiesthe mayor selected by the advice. Besides there was a “director of upper city “as a director/conductor of the administration. 1950 came into force the new schleswig holsteinische Gemeindeordnung. Afterwards the title “mayor” (again) was transferred to the director/conductor of the administration. It became first furtherof the advice selected. Since that time the chairman of the advice carries the title “city president”. This is likewise selected after each local election by the advice. Since 1999 the mayor is selected directly however again by the population.

The first directly selected mayor Hermann placedeceased to 4. May 2004 at the consequences of an impact accumulation. The mayor became with 59% of the voices to 14. November 2004 the non-party Klaus Tscheuschner suggested by the CDU selected. City president is since the last local election 2003 Hans Hermann Laturnus.

In the Flensburger advice today parliamentary groups of the CDU, SPD , the SSW and the Greens sit.

See also list of the city heads of Flensburg

coat of arms

the coat of arms of the city Flensburg shows in gold over to the left rising blue and silverWave a hexagonal red tower with blue pointed roof, from which the two schleswigschen/Danish lions out-break one above the other; a red sign with that is to be seen to silver holsteinischen Nesselblatt above. The city flag is blue, occupied with the colored coat of arms.

The lions symbolizeand thus the solidarity of the city Flensburg express the country to Schleswig, the Nesselblatt the country Holstein with these two regions. The tower refers old municipal rights Flensburgs and to the earlier castle, those the city theirNames gave. The waves point on the situation of the city to the Flensburger Förde.
The coat of arms became by king William II. from Prussia in the year and in a revised form to 19 lent 1901. January 1937 by the upper presidentSchleswig-Holstein again to the province approves.

Partnerships between cities

Flensburg maintains partnerships between cities with the following cities:

Carlisle in England (united kingdom), since 1961
new Brandenburg (Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania), since 1987
Slupsk (Poland), since 1988

economics and infrastructure


in the west ofFlensburg leads the federal motorway past A 7 , which resumes at the state border toward Denmark as European route 45. Furthermore the federal highways B 200 and B 199 lead by the city.

In the west the airfield Flensburg Schäferhaus is appropriate for the city.

That ÖPNV serve several Buslinien the “assets bus GmbH” and the “general Flensburger motorbus society” (AFAG) as well as more numerously different public transport companies. They all are to be used for uniform prices within the traffic community Flensburg. Furthermore all Flensburger penalty recognizes the Schleswig-Holstein tariff on. EverythingBus and course travelers from the remaining Schleswig-Holstein and Hamburg can free of charge use thereby in Flensburg all penalty for your connection travel for the entgültigen destination. Turned around it functions exactly the same: Into the bus into Flensburg enter, destination into sports club or rear spar call, paydrive on and with only one ticket up to the destination.

The Flensburger main station is appropriate for the old part of town since 1929 south. From here courses on the main route Hamburg - new cathedrals - operate Fredericia, among them some intertown center - connections, as well as the courses on thatCourse after Eckernförde and Kiel. A further critical point for the regional courses after new cathedral is in Flensburg switch. The distance after Niebüll is despite efforts around reopening since 1981 out of operation, the secondary line after Husum and the Kleinbahnen after Kappeln and Satrup do not exist any longer. Also the 1881 as horse course open and since 1906 electrically operated streetcar with occasionally four lines were replaced 1973 by penalty.

Resident enterprise


in Flensburg appear as daily paper the “Flensburger day sheet”, that by the Schleswig Holsteini newspaper publisher given changebecomes, as well as the bilingual Flensborg advice (Danish/German). In addition there is two weekly erscheinden indicator sheets (“MoinMoin” and “Wochenschau”) as well as a city pictorial with integrated scene part (of “Flensburg journal”) and a city magazine (“Partout”).

The north Germans one operates broadcast (NDR) itsoldest Studios at all in the proximity of the German house.

Flensburg is location of several broadcast end mechanisms: on the fox mountain in the quarter Engelsby operates the north German broadcast a transmitting plant for UKW, TV and medium wave. As radio tower a 215 meter comes more highly remove, more groundedSteel framework mast, at which a prism aerial for medium wave is installed, to the employment. This transmitter is successor of the transmitter Flensburg over to 8. May 1945 the message was spread by the German surrender.

By the telecommunication tower Flensburg Freienwill become the country-wide UKW radio broadcasting programs ofR.SH, delta radio and radiated from Deutschlandfunk and Germany radio.

Flensburg does not have a pure city transmitter (Lokalsender). The national broadcast law of Schleswig-Holstein permits only country-wide sending transmitters. From 1993 to 1996 “radio Flensburg” tried a program for Flensburg, over one into close to the border ones lying Danish Lokalsender to establish. The project had to be stopped however due to financial problems of the Danish transmitter again.

The “open channel” in Flensburg shows on seven days the week, usually in the evening hours, a program made by citizens, underother one over cables to see is.

Public mechanisms

Flensburg is seat of following mechanisms and institutions and/or. Institutes and bodies of the public right:


  • University of Flensburg with approximately 4,000 students; based 1946 as educational university,she was raised 1994 to the university. Contrary to the university Kiel does not concern it with the Flensburger university however a full university - theology, medicine, law etc. cannot be studied here. The university possesses however the graduation right.
  • Professional school Flensburg with more than 3,000 students; 1886 developed a royal sea-steam machinist school, made of which a ship school of engineering developed. From this again the professional school for technology followed, which was converted 1973 into the professional school Flensburg, after also the specialist area economicsbased was.
  • Naval college Mürwik is trained here the officer new generation of the German navy.

Besides there is the complete offer at generally forming (under it also some in Danish working group) and vocational schools in Flensburg. Flensburg is seat of the national central library Schleswig-Holstein, oneUniversity library, a public library and the Danish Zentralbibliothek for Südschleswig. The latter offers not only intensive courses in Danish, but had with the “Schleswig collection” singular material for history and culture of the borderland. Flensburg has extensive city archives. Archivesthe Danish minority in Südschleswig is at the Danish Zentralbibliothek.

Culture and objects of interest


  • Schleswig Holsteini national theatre (in the city theatre) and Sinfonieorchester
  • Niederdeut stage of the city Flensburg
  • Danish theatre (December Lille Teater)
  • theatre workshop Pilkentafel
  • Orpheus theatre
Der Oluf-Samson-Gang und die Dänische Zentralbibliothek für Südschleswig am Ende der Straße
the Oluf Samson course and the Danish Zentralbibliothekfor Südschleswig at the end of the road

of archives and libraries

  • city archives, very extensive collections, in the city hall
  • Dansk Centralbibliotek for Sydslesvig, with archives of the Danish minority and the schleswigscher book collection
  • public library
  • national central library and center university library


  • museum mountain - museum for art and culture history.
  • Navigation museum - museum for shipping and shipbuilding.
  • Rummuseum - history of the Rumstadt Flensburg.
  • Scientific museum - animal and plant world of the northern Schleswig-Holstein.
  • Museum port - private initiative for the preservation of old sailing boats.
  • Museum-thrown - building of sailing boats of the last centuries for children.
  • Fishery museum -Initiative of the fishery association, is because of the old fishing port.
  • Phänomenta - nature and technology experience and understand.
  • Salon steamer “Alexandra” - promotion association for the restarting operation of the steamer of 1908.
  • Court-historical collection - in the regional court Flensburg.
  • Mountain mill - association for the preservation of the historical windmill of1792.
  • Johannesburger homeland room - documents, pictures and writings from East Prussia.

A well received old part of town with numerous objects of interest of earlier centuries possesses buildings Flensburg. Characteristically the situation is parallel to the water. Three of the four historic town centres extend along this North-South axis. The boom of construction activitythe Kaiser era led to a partial sheeting of the old part of town to destroy but without their structure and led remarkable urban extensions with itself. In the Second World War nearly undestroyed remained, sat down in Flensburg like in another place after the Second World War building politicsthrough, which separate from the old-urban structures and which and with oversized traffic faciltiy constructions arrange city center in the style of the time new to cover wanted. This could be prevented because of shortage of money, but led the planning uncertainty to the purge in particular the northern andthe eastern old part of town. Numerous old buildings disappeared and by maladjusted new buildings were replaced. This trend was only stopped toward end of the 1970er years. Despite substantial losses Flensburg offers still the picture of one to a large extent closed received old part of town in the valley, to thosethe extensions of the period of promoterism on the hills well add themselves.

  • Johanniskirche, oldest church of the city, 12. Century
  • Marienkirche, high-gothical, baroque transforms, tower of 1885, valuable equipment
  • Nikolaikirche, gothical main church, famous organ folder of Hinrich Ringeringk
  • holy spirit church, formerChapel of the hospital to the holy spirit
  • Franziskanerkloster, remainders of 1263
  • Nordertor, the landmark of the city
  • Kompagnietor builds 1602, Schifferkompagnie and port gate
  • alto Flensburger house, parents' house of the brothers Eckener, north first race 8
  • Flensborghus, a former orphanage, today for seat thatDanish minority, north first race of 76
  • numerous buyer yards, going off large road north first race the old main street course cross-beam -, the largest architectural characteristic of the city
  • CSU the market with the oldest house of the city
  • Nordermarkt with the Schrangen and Neptunbrunnen
  • red road with beautiful craftsman centers
  • Jürgenstrasse with thatCourse quarter, earlier suburb
  • Oluf Samson course, pictorial lane with small half timbered houses, the historical “red light quarter” of Flensburgs
  • memory line
  • Schiffbrücke
  • small remainders of the Stadtmauern, to the Nikolaikirche and at the Franziskanerkloster
  • mountain mill and Johannismühle
  • German house, meeting and meeting-resounds in the center
  • main station, 1929 finished
  • City hall, siebzehnstöckiger Kubus of 1964, 1997 totally, in the vernacular “removal cardboard” called
  • old High School, 1914 builds, Greek, Hebrew) created the oldest High School Flensburgs, 1566 as “High School trilingue” (latin,
  • Duborg Skolen, the only Danish High School in Germany, as well as further school's buildings
  • west India memory

Lost buildings

  • Gertrudenkirche, church of the Ramsharde, after reformation received, received Jürgen hospital, after
  • reformation given up, today stands for cemetery to 1822 there the new pc. Jürgen church
  • old city hall, 15. Century, 1883 torn off
  • government buildings, court of appeal and condition house, 1850-64 political center of the duchy Schleswig, 1964 a building of department stores yielded
  • memory Johannisstrasse 78, 1945 by bomb destroy
  • city attachment, last the red gate
  • Flensburger lion, 1862 revealed, today in Copenhagen, copy in Berlin

other objects of interest

Flensburger port
  • Flensburger Förde
  • age cemetery, beautiful park plant alsoremarkable grave monuments 19. Century
  • Christiansenspark, remnants of a very large landscape park
  • people park in the east of the city
  • Marienhölzung (dän. Frueskov) in the west of the city

regular meetings

  • May/June: Rumregatta (annual)
  • June/December: Campusfete (twice/year)
  • June: Red road celebration (annual)
  • July: Steam all around (every two years)
  • July/August: Flensburger yard culture (annual summer culture program)
  • August: Flensburger Tummelum (old part of town celebration) (every two years)
  • Octobers: Apple travel museum port (annual)
  • Decembers: Weihnachtsmarkt (annual)


in Flensburg is the German master and Cup winner of 2004 of the hand ball federal league, the SG Flensburg Handewitt, at home.

More largelyAssociation is the turn and sport federation (UCB), which came out 1973 from the combination of the Flensburger Turnerbundes and the ATSV forward of FLensburg.

Dansk gymnastic Forening Flensborg (DGF) is the largest Danish Sportverein in the city.

Further important sport associations are Flensburg08 (above all football), ETSV switch, sports association Adelby, VfB north Mark and IF Stjernen. Beyond that there is a multiplicity of smaller associations, which specialized in individual kinds of sport. In addition also Dansk Bokseklub (DBK) counted Sparta, that in the 1980/1980 yearslong time in the federal league fought.


a “own” language, the Petu in such a way specified (also Petuh ) or Petutantendeutsch (also Petuh aunt German ) has languages Flensburg. Unfortunately this dialect, a mixture from German, becomes Niederdeutsch and Danish, only by fewHumans spoken, it are however still many words or idioms in the today's linguistic usage, like z. B.Sin (always with sharp S and suggested D: “Sssünne”) for harms, unfortunaty, regret-worth or Aggewars for stress, trouble, circumstance.

Isdat sin! That is however unfortunate!
Dat with the Jensen is fully sin, nich? Badly, which happened to the Jensen, or?
So'n Aggewars! Which for a stress!
Now we are to see and come times loosely. Now leave times watch us,that we loose-go.
Dascha 'n Maars un kriegn 'n good place in'n university bus! That is heavy to get in the bus a good place!

A popular sentence is also:
As with ausses light and zue Rollon can sit andnäh´n abbe buttons on?
How can one sit with switched off light and sew on closed Rollos and torn off buttons?

To a comparable phenomenon in Hamburg see also: Missingsch

beside that typically Flensburger Petu become here also own variations of the German, Niederdeut and Danish one spoken. Besides there is a friesische language colony in Flensburg, which the city probably the general greeting Moi (n) - Moin to owe has (see there).

Particularly this Moin became then by the Comic draughtsman Rötger field man (Brösel), which as lithography - apprentice in Flensburg its first Comics (Werner) drew, and then back to Holstein ( Kiel) went later, Germany far well-known, and in the youth language nearly everywhere as special Slang accepted.

Wiktionary: Petutantendeutsch - word origin,Synonymous one and translations


honour citizen

the city Flensburg lent the honour citizen right to the following persons (chronologically after time of the award):

  • 1851: Friedrich Ferdinand Tillisch, Minister for the duchy Schleswig
  • 1857: Christian Rönnekamp, buyer and shipowner
  • 1867: Edwin baron von Manteuffel,Governor of the Prussian king
  • 1872: Karl von Wrangel, General
  • 1895: Otto prince by Bismarck, realm chancellor
  • 1911: Friedrich William Selck, Kommerzienrat
  • 1917: Heinrich Schuldt, town councillor
  • 1924: Dr. Hugo Eckener, aviation pioneer
  • 1930: Dr. Hermann Bendix Todsen, mayor
  • 1999: Beate Uhse, Female pilot and Unternehmerin

of sons and daughters of the city

Not in Flensburg born however a time long in Flensburg lived

  • Theodor Mommsen (1817-1903) - the first Nobelpreisträger for literature (1902).


  • Flensburg - historya Grenzstadt, society for Flensburger urban history (Hrsg.), 655 S., Flensburg, 1966.
  • German city book. Manual of urban history volume I northeast Germany - on behalf the conference of the nationalhistorical commissions of Germany with the support of the German municipality daily, hrsg. by Erich Keyser, Stuttgart,1939.

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