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Flensburg Germany Cruise Port Guide


Ships dock at Harniskai, about 1.5 km from the historic old town of Flensburg.

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Turn right from the dock and walk along the harbor in north direction to get to 2 museums and a historic harbor, one of which is the Rum-Museum showing the details of the period that Flensburg as Danish and rum was imported from the Danish West Indies. Most rum-houses where the rum was elaborated into a finishing product, do not exist anymore but in the museum, you can see how they worked.

Tours Excursions Transportation:

Getting around Germany is incredible easy. The train network is comfortable, reliable, fast and reasonably priced. German roads are also excellent and motorized transport can be a great way to tour the country.

The national and famous motorway network are known as autobahnen, officially there is no general speed limit, but, in an attempt to increase safety and control the pollution, a lot of segments have speed limits (which are strictly controlled). If you rent a car, make sure you stay in the right lane at all times, except when passing! Speeds of 200km or over are not uncommon.

Taxis are dependable but expensive.

It pays to compare your cruise line tours here

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Shopping and Food

Große Straße („Big Street") makes an impression, not only with its wonderful baroque, classical and renaissance facades; you will discover the biggest assortment of exclusive and proprietary run ladies' and men's outfitters. Relax after shopping at the Nordermarkt (Northern Market) and its many cafés and restaurants.

In Flensburg meals are enjoyed out in the open as often as weather permits, preferably by the water. At both sides of the harbor various restaurants and cafés offer delicious fish dishes, besides a magnificent view and beautiful patios.

At the Nordermarkt (Northern Market) taverns and cafés huddle close to each other. In summer this is the place to see and be seen.

Ancient and cozy restaurants, taverns and wine-houses with specialties from all over the world are to be found at courtyards, atriums and in back alleys in the pedestrian district on both sides of the streets as far as to the Rote Straße (Red Street) at the Südermarkt (South Market). Be sure to taste the famed Flensburger Draft Beer or a glass of fine wine.

Special purchases include precision optical equipment such as binoculars and cameras, porcelain, handmade crystal, silver, steel ware, Solingen knives, leather wear, sports equipment, toys from Nuremberg and Bavarian Loden cloth. Special purchases in eastern Germany include musical instruments, wooden carved toys from the Erzgebirge Mountains, and Meissen china

In Germany snacks (Schnellimbiss) are widely available, especially Bock wurst (boiled sausage), Bratwurst (grilled sausage) and Curry wurst (spiced sausage), as well as fries and hamburgers

German fast food is cheap, hearty and diverse; there are a number of sausage stands, imbisses and specialty stands; you have many options from which choose. Many of the fast food is of Turkish origin, this food is very popular for being cheap and healthy. The German's favorite Turkish fast food is the Doner Kebab; a thick pita filled generally with either chicken or beef complemented with fresh French fries and salad.

Important things to know about Germany, like tipping, toilets etc.


Euro. There are plenty of ATM machines around.

In smaller establishments ask first if they accept Credit Cards.

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German spoken. Germans are regarded as being punctual, disciplined and last but not least, a little formal. In German there are two forms of you: "Du" and "Sie." "Du" is less formal, "Sie" is more so. You almost always should use the "Sie" form and someone's last name with people you don't know.

110 -- Police Emergency
112 -- Fire Emergency or Ambulance Call

Most cafes offer free WiFi.

Opening Hours and Holidays:

All stores must close no later than 8 p.m. Some close as early as 6:30 p.m. On Saturdays stores lock up at 1 or 2 p.m.; although in big city centers most stay upon until 2 or 4 p.m.

Sundays all stores are closed, except some bakeries which are open on sunday morning.

January 1 New Year's Day
January 6 Epiphany
varies - Good Friday
varies - Easter
varies - Easter Monday
May 1 Labor Day
varies - Ascension Day (usually in May)
varies - Whit monday (usually mid-May)
October 3 Unity Day
December 25 Christmas Day
December 26 St. Stephan's Day

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