Germany: Flensburg

Flensburg is the northernmost town in Germany and although it had an 800-year long history, it’s been mostly a Danish city throughout all these times. The Danish community is still very big here, Danish is widely spoken, and Danish minority have limited political autonomy to admister their schools and affairs. In many ways, it’s very similar to the Hanseatic League towns with beautiful architecture, old churches and city gates and wonderful food and beer brewing traditions. Easily explored along the main street, it’s chock full of beautiful houses, spectacular cathedrals, and great local restaurants serving the famous local Flensburger Pilsener.