This small and idyllic port metropolis in the north of Schleswig-Holstein certainly lives up to its reputation. You can sense Fensburg’s Scandinavian flair everywhere you go, throughout the cosy alleys of the old town, in the historic merchants’ yards, and along the harbour. This truly is a town of two cultures. The history of Flensburg is firmly anchored with the history of its Danish neighbours. You can still see the traces of the past in Germany’s rum town today if you follow the rum and sugar mile or visit one of the two rum houses.
St. Mary’s Church (“St.-Marien-Kirche”) on Nordermarkt was begun in 1284, the year the city was founded, as a three-aisled hall church. Before 1445 it was extended in late Gothic style following the example of St. Nicholas’ Church. The interior of the church is richly decorated and furnished.
Marienkirchhof 7, 24937 Flensburg, Deutschland
St. Mary’s Church, Flensburg
St. Nikolas‘ Church (“St. Nikolai-Kirche”) on Südermarkt market square is a three-aisled stepped hall church with massive round pillars, built in two construction phases between 1390 and 1480. Among its furnishings, the Renaissance organ, which was rebuilt in the Baroque period, is of particular importance.
Nikolaikirchhof 8, 24937 Flensburg, Deutschland
St. Nikolas‘ Church, Flensburg
The oldest parish church in the old town is the late Romanesque St. John’s Church (“St. Johannis-Kirche”) from the 12th century. Its impressive brick vault, dating from around 1500, is late Gothic in style and was painted as a paradise garden by Peter Lykt.
Johanniskirchhof 22, 24937 Flensburg, Deutschland
St. John’s Church, Flensburg
The Church of the Holy Spirit (“Helligåndskirken / Heiliggeistkirche”) was built in 1386 as a two nave Gothic hall church for the Holy Spirit Hospital. After the Reformation, the church was used for Danish language services; today it is the main Danish church in Flensburg.
Große Str. 43, 24937 Flensburg, Deutschland