Willkommen-in-germany: Flensburg in Schleswig-Holstein is Germanys northernmost city, located on the Ostsee (Baltic Sea) near the border with Denmark. Its 90,000 residents live around the Flensburger Förde (Flensburg Fjord). Most people arrive here by car via the German Autobahn A7 or the Danish E45, leading to Hamburg in the south and to Kolding in Denmark. As in all German cities, walking is the best way to get around in the city center. Theres a nice shopping district with old houses and gardens and a variety of museums and churches. Theres a maritime atmosphere here with a long seafarer tradition – the harbor hosts sailing regattas and other events. Lots of people arrive here from Denmark and other Nordic countries for shopping. There are numerous small shops along the pedestrian streets Holm and Große Straße; the new shopping mall Flensburg Galerie with 80 shops is 2 km south and there are various other large shopping malls in the area. Price differences between Denmark and Germany make particular items a bargain for Danish people and other Scandinavians who specifically come to shop here, sometimes even just for groceries. Average consumer prices in Germany are 24% lower than in Denmark.
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