About Flensburg

Flensburg is an independent town in the north of the German state of Schleswig-Holstein. Flensburg is the centre of the region of Southern Schleswig. After Kiel and L�beck it is the third largest town in Schleswig-Holstein.

In May 1945 Flensburg was the seat of the last government of Nazi Germany, the so called Flensburg government led by Grand Admiral Karl D�nitz, which was in power from 1 May (Hitler's death) until its dissolution on 23 May.

The nearest larger towns are Kiel (86 km south) and Odense in Denmark (92 km northeast). Flensburg's city centre lies about 7 km from the Danish border.

In Germany, Flensburg is known for

�    the nationwide database of traffic violators

�    its beer Flensburger Pilsener, also called "Flens"

�    the centre of the Danish national minority in Germany

�    the greeting Moin

�    the large erotic mail-order companies Beate Uhse and Orion

�    its handball team SG Flensburg-Handewitt

�    the Naval Academy at M�rwik with its sail training ship Gorch Fock