The beer bottle with the swing top has made the Flensburg brewery famous - and there is much more to discover around Germany's northernmost city port. 

By train to Flensburg: Plan arrival

A great culinary variety, for example, not least due to influences from the Danish neighbors - around 400 years of Danish rule have left their mark. In the quiet streets and alleys of Flensburg's old town, there are countless good addresses for snacking and feasting, ranging from fish fry kitchens to snack bars with smørrebrød to gourmet restaurants. Two active rum distilleries invite you to visit, and of course there is plenty of tasting: Rum tasting is a tradition here. You can also find out where the "beer with the plop" (swing top) is brewed - after the tour, a hearty snack awaits you in the brewery's "Flensburg Salon". In addition to culinary highlights, there are also cultural and other highlights. A guide will take you through the historic merchants' courtyards, old sailing ships can be explored in the museum harbor, and the Phänomenta science center offers interactive fun for the whole family. All around are the beaches of the Flensburg Fjord - and lots of greenery for cycling and hiking.

Good connection by train: From Kiel main station the train takes a little more than 70 minutes to Flensburg, from the station to the Hafendamm it is then about 25 minutes on foot.
By the way, you can find tips on how to travel comfortably and inexpensively on long-distance and local trains with Deutsche Bahn here.

The special tip: The M/S Viking sails regularly from Flensburg harbor across the fjord to the Baltic Sea resort of Glücksburg including the castle, partly through Danish waters - a small, relaxing sea trip.