How to find us
Flensburger Schiffbau-Gesellschaft mbH & Co. KG
The biggest airport in our area is Hamburg. From there you can reach Flensburg via the A7 in about 90 minutes. But smaller airports like Sonderborg in neighbouring Denmark (about 40 kilometres distant) or Kiel (about 60 kilometres) are also not far away.
The A7 runs right past Flensburg. So you can get to us quickly and comfortably.
Flensburg Main Railway Station is only ten minutes by car from the shipyard. There are good connections with stations in Hamburg.
Flensburg lies on the border with Denmark and is not only Germany’s most northerly town but also the one most strongly influenced by Scandinavia. So Flensburg and our shipyard are right at the top of Germany, but are at the same time still in the heart of Europe and in addition are also on the main direct route between central and northern Europe (Scandinavia).
Town of Flensburg
Flensburg is a friendly town with a homely atmosphere. Its appeal lies in the combination of cosmopolitan port, trading town and traditional tranquility. These characteristics determine the charm and the feel of this town, which is stamped by its close proximity to the sea and by the meeting of two cultures. About 400,000 Germans and Danes live in the surrounding area, 89,000 of them in Flensburg, which is the commercial, cultural and tourist centre of the region.
A wide variety of attractions make the town a popular excursion destination for many visitors from home and abroad. It’s worth a walk through this vibrant town with its distinctive architecture - if only to see the extensive restoration work underway in the Old Town – work for which Flensburg is well known far afield. A fresh breeze, clear clouds, clean air, centuries of shipping, the port and its trading activity have all given this fiord town its distinctive character. For more than 400 years Flensburg was ruled by the Danish crown and is today still equally rooted in both German and Danish cultures.
Flensburg is one of the few towns to have escaped destruction during the Second World War and that has meant the survival of many historical buildings from all periods. The historic Old Town, German and Danish in its architecture, bears witness to Flensburg’s 700 year-old history. Under the slogan “New Life in Old Courtyards”, historic alleys and traditional merchants’ courtyards have been transformed into modern areas full of interesting new activity. Many small restaurants and boutiques, craft workshops, cafes and galleries have revitalised the old courtyards.
Between the “Rote Strasse” and the North Gate lies one of the most diversified shopping streets in the whole of the north. More than one kilometre long, the street boasts about 500 shops as well as the Holmpassage and the Flensburg-Galerie, lies in the heart of the historic Old Town and attracts thousands of visitors every summer. On the outskirts of the town are also the ‘Förde Park’ and ‘Citti Park’ shopping centres.
One landmark of the town is the historic excursion steamer “Alexandria”, berthed in the historical harbour. Other attractive sights are the shipping museum and the only Rum Museum in Germany.