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Once a notorious thoroughfare known by sailors for its brothels, cobblestoned Oluf-Samson-Gang has been transformed into one of the prettiest streets in town. Its colourful facades have been repainted and a number of artist and craft studios have moved in. It's a gorgeous spot.

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1. Schiffahrtsmuseum

0.11 MILES

An engrossing museum right on the old harbour. Displays here give the history of rum and the seafarers who shipped and drank it. Cool models show how…

2. Museumsberg Flensburg

0.44 MILES

This hilltop museum features two wings: one contains a collection of rooms and furniture from Schleswig-Holstein history, including a remarkably painted…

3. Braasch

0.75 MILES

Some of the prettiest Kaufmannshöfe (merchants' courtyards) can be found off the very picturesque Rote Strasse, which is up from the harbour by the…

4. Schloss Glücksburg

5.22 MILES

Glücksburg is renowned for this horseshoe-shaped, blindingly white Renaissance palace, which appears to float in the middle of a large lake. Brooding when…

5. Frøslevlejrens Museum

5.45 MILES

The town of Padborg (population 4500), right by the German border, is the site of Frøslevlejren, an internment camp opened near the end of WWII following…

6. Gråsten Slotshave

11.25 MILES

For three weeks each summer the sleepy town of Gråsten (population 4200) is abuzz as Queen Margrethe and Prince Henrik (and usually the extended family)…

7. Gråsten Slotskirke

11.36 MILES

The only part of Gråsten Palace open to the public is this richly adorned chapel, built between 1699 and 1702 and the only section of the old castle to…

8. Historiecenter Dybbøl Banke

15.1 MILES

On 18 April 1864 the German army steamrolled the Danes and took control of southern Jutland until the end of WWI. On the western edge of town, this…