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.




Fish market right on the harbor edge. Fresh fish, fresh fruit, crafts and many more attractive offers await you to be discovered.

Sea of lights

26.10.2018 - 28.10.2018

Sea of lights: Lights and “hygge” in Glücksburg and along the Flensburg Fjord


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.


26.11.2018 - 24.12.2018, 27.12.2018 - 31.12.2018

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:

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

26 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


18.05.2019 - 26.05.2019

With dreams, open senses and wonderful voices, international artists make the hearts of the visitors beat faster.


30.05.2019 - 02.06.2019

Sailors with historic ships "occupy" the port of Flensburg.


Great family event at Galwik Park!



12.07.2019 - 14.07.2019

The Flensburg Dampf Rundum 2017 will be building up steam again from 7 to 9 July, attracting thousands of guests into the firth city.


For several weeks in the summer, the Flensburg Hofkultur, the special summer festival, transforms the old merchants’ and crafts centres of the inner city into a stage. There are open-air concerts, theatre, cabaret and film shows. Going back to their roots: as this is where different cultures came together in historical times. Not only did Danish and German come together into the same space, but sailing ships and international trade connections also brought the scent of the whole world into the city. Here were the smells of the Caribbean (rum), of coffee (Africa), of Asia (spices) or also sometimes – strictly Nordic – of whale and herring.

For further information, please visit!

Ticket sales: and

Flensburg tourist information office, Nikolaistraße 8

Glücksburg tourist information office, Schinderdam 5


The OstseeMan is a special experience at the Flensburg Firth which attracts sports-minded visitors to the water in swarms.

Every year, more than 1,000 athletes compete for victory at the legendary Baltic OstseeMan Triathlon in Glücksburg. The OstseeMan is the only triathlon in Germany over the Ironman distance, which includes swimming in the open sea. Among the participants are some of the best and most well-known athletes – from the German champion to Ironman contenders. The beach promenade in Glücksburg offers plenty of space for spectators. From there the athletes can be spurred on as loudly as possible.

“The Glücksburg Spa beach at seven o'clock in the morning: goosebumps guaranteed – for the spectators! The leaders cross the finishing line from 3 pm onwards. A beautiful fireworks display on the Flensburg Firth celebrates the grand finale of the event.”

Sunday, 5th August 2018:

07:00 am: Swimming start / mass start

Approx. 7:50 am: Changeover from swimming to cycling by the leading triathletes

Approx. 12:30 pm: Changeover from cycling to running by the leading triathletes

Approx. 3:25 pm: The victor crosses the finishing line

10:00 pm: Finish

10:20 pm: Award ceremony at the Strandhotel

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