There’s always something going on by fjord and firth!

Fancy going to a concert or to see an exhibition? What about attending a reading or trying some culinary delights? The Flensburg Firth offers a variety of events and activities daily. The events calendar is filled with maritime and cultural highlights as well as rare gems.

We would like to tell you about some of these events here. You can find all other upcoming events using our event search. You can find more information on individual events in the tourist information offices of Flensburg and Glücksburg.


Flensburg is open for business!

Here's the music – Flensburg unplugged

More than 340 participating shops in the city centre, the CITTI park and the Förde Park invite you to stroll, browse, try and buy on this Sunday opening from 1 pm to 6 pm. The retail trade presents its wide range from the summer season. Your shopping is rounded off by numerous stands who know exactly how to inspire shoppers with delicacies such as bratwurst, etc, as well as with arts and crafts stands.


Classic meets Cuba II

Charming, full of emotion and sparkling creativity, the ensemble thoroughly fuses the classical and salsa worlds – and unites both in its arrangements in an inimitable way, never heard before. Klazz Brothers & Cuba Percussion bring a harmonious combination of classical European musical tradition and the passionate energy of Latin American music together in their arrangements in a way previously thought impossible. In the continuation of the award-winning CLASSIC MEETS CUBA programme, Tchaikovsky, Bach, Beethoven and Vivaldi are reinvented and performed in a musical language bursting with energy.

Tickets: €25 pp // €10 for students

SUBSCRIPTION TICKETS for Wednesday or Thursday events are €90 pp for four events, and individual tickets are available from the Glücksburg office in the castle courtyard, phone +49 4631 40 770, You can also get tickets on the evening before the event from 6 pm to 7 pm in the foyer of the Elisabethsaal in the Strandhotel.

The Strandhotel Glücksburg offers a small “Strandgut Buffet” for €19 per person from 6 pm onwards. Only available to ticket holders. Please reserve in advance.


27.11.2017 - 24.12.2017, 27.12.2017 - 31.12.2017

Christmas magic with Scandinavian flair

Historic façades cast in festive lighting, the soft sound of Christmas music coming from the romantic merchant courtyards and the smell of roasted almonds and fresh punch in the air. Flensburg’s historic city centre will become a magical Christmas wonderland from 27 November to 31 December, when the Christmas market is open. The Scandinavian flair will create a unique atmosphere in which guests and locals alike can stroll through the quaint alleys, marvel at the fine crafts in festive Christmas huts and enjoy the many culinary delights the market has to offer.

Opening times:

27 November to 31 December: Holm, Grosse Strasse & Nordermarkt

27 November to 23 December: Südermarkt

Mon to Sat: 10 am to 10 pm

Sun: 11 am to 8 pm

24 December + 31 December to 2 pm

Closed on 25 December + 26 December


Surrounded by the historical backdrop of the magnificent castle, Prince Christoph zu Schleswig-Holstein opens the festively decorated castle to visitors and invites you to a special Christmas experience on all four Advent weekends. Both the castle courtyard and the castle transform into a fairy-tale Christmas market to completely enchant visitors.

On all four Advent weekends, the Glücksburg Castle becomes a fairy-tale. A romantic market, built within the glimmering courtyard with a gingerbread house and a singing Christmas tree as highlights. The Glücksburg fairy-tale Christmas is a treat for all the senses. The shining roofs of the huts, the radiant trees and the romantic alleyways make this Christmas market at Glücksburg Castle a very special place to be. 

In addition to traditional and new Christmas decorations and regional crafts, there is also a wide, culinary offer filled with local specialities and delicacies from all over the world. Visitors will find an extensive supporting programme that will awaken “Christmas memories”! 

Saturday & Sunday

2, 3, 9, 10, 16, 17, 22 & 23 December

Each day from 10 am to 8 pm


The hard core of the Flensburg sailing scene just can’t stay ashore on the second Christmas holiday. Regardless of the weather, Admiral Edward Vernon – called “Old Grog” – who in 1740 was the first to mix hot water, sugar and rum, is commemorated on 26 December each year. The award for the most beautiful Flensburger Grog water boiler traditionally takes place before the start. The fleet procession takes you across the German-Danish border along the Great Ochseninsel.

Everyone is invited to the sailing and celebrations on the second Christmas holiday at 11.00 am so long as they show up at the decking of the Flensburger Museumshafen with a bottle of rum in hand.

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