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Expatrio 2024-02-15
Altes Stadttor in Flensburg


Known for its beer and Danish feel, Flensburg is a town of rich culture and history

Situated right on Germany’s northern border with Denmark, Flensburg is the third-largest town in Schleswig-Holstein, a semi-sovereign state. The town has both notoriety from its few days as the home of the last government of Nazi Germany, and fame for its delicious beer, the Flensburger Pilsner, which is drunk across Germany, sporting prowess and cultural depth.

More about Flensburg


Founding Year


Institutes of higher education


A large town, Flensburg is home to around 90,000 inhabitants, 2,500 of whom are Danish – the largest Danish minority population in Germany. The town has a significant cultural offering, with five theaters, including its own Symphony Orchestra, several well-respected libraries, and an extremely well preserved Old Town, some of which dates back to the 12th century.


Studying and Working in Flensburg

Flensburg has three institutes of higher education. A relatively small university with just 5,000 students, the University of Flensburg focuses on courses in education and social sciences, although it is also a center of Danish-German academic cooperation. The northernmost university in Germany, Flensburg University of Applied Sciences has around 4,000 students and is a leader in the study of nautical engineering and renewable energy. The Marineschule Mürwik is also situated in the town, which is where Germany’s Navy officers are trained.

Flensburg has a successful economy, with jobs to be found in a number of fields including brewing at the Flensburger Brauerei, shipbuilding with Flensburger Shiffbau-Gesellschaft, and IT Services.

Hafen in Flensburg

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