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.


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.


21.04.2018 - 29.04.2018

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


10.05.2018 - 13.05.2018

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


Great family event at Galwik Park!


Start: In the middle of the city centre!


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



28.09.2018 - 30.09.2018

The German Company Cup will be held in Flensburg again this year! From 28 September to 30 September 2018 crews from companies, sailing associations and clubs will be sailing against each other in three leagues to determine the best crews. The German Company Cup is accompanied by a convivial programme, which is rounded off by the Captain’s Dinner and the award ceremony.

The event is characterised by its Olympic spirit. Fun, team spirit and sport are the main focus. The event is rounded off by an attractive supporting programme.

Who can take part? Crews of companies, associations and organisations may participate. Membership of clubs, associations, etc. is not required. The crews may also be composed of employees from different companies, organisations or associations.

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