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Flensburg
Coat of arms of Flensburg Map of Germany, Position of Flensburg highlighted
Coordinates: 54° 47′ N, 9° 26′ E
Time zone: CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Administration
Country: Germany
State: Schleswig-Holstein
District: Urban district
Town subdivisions: 16 Stadtbezirke
Lord Mayor: Klaus Tscheuschner (Ind.)
Basic Statistics
Area: 56.38 km² (22 sq.mi.)
Population: 87,065 (1 Apr. 2006)
 - Density: 1,544 /km² (4,000 /sq.mi.)
Elevation: 12 m  (39 ft)
Further Information
Postal codes: 24901–24944
Area code: 0461
Licence plate code: FL
Website: www.flensburg.de

Flensburg (Danish: Flensborg, Low Saxon: Flensborg, North Frisian: Flansborj) is an independent town in the North of the German state Schleswig-Holstein. Flensburg is the centre of the region Südschleswig. After Kiel and Lübeck it is the third largest town in Schleswig-Holstein. Image File history File links Wappen_Flensburg. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ... A time zone is a region of the Earth that has adopted the same standard time, usually referred to as the local time. ... Time zones of Europe: Light colours indicate countries not observing summer time Central European Time (CET) is one of the names of the time zone that is 1 hour ahead of Coordinated Universal Time. ... Time zones of Europe: Pale colours indicate countries without daylight saving Central European Summer Time (CEST) is one of the names of UTC+2 time zone, 2 hours ahead of Coordinated Universal Time. ... Central European Time West Africa Time British Summer Time* Irish Summer Time* Western European Summer Time* Category: ... Eastern European Time Central Africa Time Israel Standard Time South Africa Standard Time Central European Summer Time West Africa Summer Time Category: ... This is an alphabetical list of countries of the world, including independent states (both those that are internationally recognised and generally unrecognised), inhabited dependent territories and areas of special sovereignty. ... Germany is a Federal Republic made up of 16 States, known in German as Länder (singular Land). ... Schleswig-Holstein is the northernmost of the 16 Bundesländer in Germany. ... There are 439 German districts (Kreise), administrative units in Germany. ... This is a list of urban districts in Germany. ... A Stadtbezirk is a form of German city district. ... Councillor Patrick (Pat) John Stannard, Lord Mayor of Oxford (2004). ... In politics, an independent is a politician who is not affiliated with any political party. ... Area is a physical quantity expressing the size of a part of a surface. ... A square metre (US spelling: square meter) is by definition the area enclosed by a square with sides each 1 metre long. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ... Population density by country, 2006 Population density is a measurement of population per unit area or unit volume. ... Basic Definition In geography, the elevation of a geographic location is its height above mean sea level (or some other fixed point). ... German Postleitzahl map of the first two digits Postal codes in Germany, known as Postleitzahl (pl. ... see also Telephone numbering plan of Germany for further codes including service numbers, cell phones etc. ... German car number plates (Kfz-Kennzeichen) show the place where the car carrying them is registered. ... A website (or Web site) is a collection of web pages, images, videos and other digital assets and hosted on a particular domain or subdomain on the World Wide Web. ... Low Saxon (in Low Saxon, Nedersaksisch, Neddersassisch, Plattdüütsch or Nedderdüütsch) is any of a variety of Low German dialects spoken in northern Germany and the Netherlands. ... North Frisian is a minority language of Germany, spoken by about 10,000 people in North Frisia. ... An independent city is a city that does not form part of another general-purpose local government entity. ... Germany is a Federal Republic made up of 16 States, known in German as Länder (singular Land). ... Schleswig-Holstein is the northernmost of the 16 Bundesländer in Germany. ... Southern Schleswig is a name for the geographical area covering the 30-40 most northern kilometers of Germany where Germany borders to Denmark. ... Kiel ( ) is a city in northern Germany and the capital of the Bundesland Schleswig-Holstein. ... Lübeck ( pronunc. ...


The nearest larger towns are Kiel (69 km south) and Odense in Denmark (92 km northeast). Flensburg is Germany's second most northerly town after Westerland on the island of Sylt and it lies about 7 km from the Danish border. Kiel ( ) is a city in northern Germany and the capital of the Bundesland Schleswig-Holstein. ... Odense is the third largest city in Denmark with 145,554 inhabitants (Odense city January 1, 2004) and the capital of the island of Funen. ... Beach promenade with Music Mussel Westerland (Danish: Vesterland, Frisian: Wäästerlön) lies on the North Sea island of Sylt and is Germanys northernmost town. ... The German island of Sylt is located in the North Sea off the west coast of Germany and Denmark. ...


In Germany, Flensburg is known for

  • the nationwide database of traffic violators
  • its beer Flensburger Pilsener, also called "Flens"
  • the center of the Danish national minority in Germany
  • the greeting Moin
  • the large erotic mail-order companies Beate Uhse and Orion
  • its handball team SG Flensburg-Handewitt

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Moin is a Frisian-language greeting from East Frisia, the eastern Netherlands, North Frisia and Flensburg, meaning hello. ... Beate Uhse AG is a German industry group with focus on selling adult entertainment in the form of sex toys, lingerie, clothing and pornography. ...

History

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  • Trade route between Holstein and North Jutland (namely the Ochsenweg or "Oxway", a name for a series of roads between Schleswig-Holstein and Jutland, possibly dating from the Bronze Age)
  • Trade route between North Frisia and Angeln (Angelbovej)
  • A good herring fishery

Herrings, especially kippered, were what brought about the blossoming of the town's trade in the Middle Ages. They were sent inland and to almost every European country. Jutland Peninsula Jutland (Danish: Jylland; German: Jütland; Frisian Jutlân; Low German Jötlann) is a peninsula in northern Europe that forms the only non-insular part of Denmark and also the northernmost part of Germany, dividing the North Sea from the Baltic Sea. ... The Bronze Age is a period in a civilizations development when the most advanced metalworking has developed the techniques of smelting copper from natural outcroppings and alloys it to cast bronze. ... North Frisia is the northernmost portion of Frisia, located primarily in Germany. ... Map of Schleswig-Holstein Modern Angeln, also known as Anglia (German: Angeln, Danish: Angel, Latin: Anglia, English: may follow German or Latin), is a peninsula in Schleswig-Holstein, Germany, protruding into the Bay of Kiel. ... Species Clupea alba Clupea bentincki Clupea caspiopontica Clupea chrysotaenia Clupea elongata Clupea halec Clupea harengus Clupea inermis Clupea leachii Clupea lineolata Clupea minima Clupea mirabilis Clupea pallasii Clupea sardinacaroli Clupea sulcata Herrings are small oily fish of the genus Clupea found in the shallow, temperate waters of the North Atlantic... Kippered herring. ... The Middle Ages formed the middle period in a traditional schematic division of European history into three ages: the classical civilization of Antiquity, the Middle Ages, and modern times, beginning with the Renaissance. ... This article is 150 kilobytes or more in size. ...


On 28 October 1412, Queen Margaret I of Denmark died on board a ship in Flensburg Harbour of the Plague. October 28 is the 301st day of the year (302nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar, with 64 days remaining. ... Events End of the reign of Emperor Go-Komatsu of Japan. ... Queen Margaret I for Queens Margaret of Denmark, see Queen Margaret of Denmark, and for a namesake queen consort of Scotland, see Margaret of Denmark Margaret Valdemarsdotter (1353 – October 28, 1412) was Queen of Norway, Regent of Denmark and of Sweden, and founder of the so-called Kalmar Union which... Bubonic plague is the best-known variant of the deadly infectious disease plague, which is caused by the enterobacteria Yersinia pestis. ...


From time to time plagues such as bubonic plague, caused mainly by rat fleas (Xenopsylla cheopis – a parasite found on brown rats), "red" dysentery and other scourges killed a great deal of Flensburg's population. Lepers were strictly isolated, namely at the St.-Jürgen-Hospital (built before 1290), which lay far outside the town's gates, where the St. Jürgen Church is nowadays. About 1500, syphilis also appeared. The church hospital "Zum Heiligen Geist" ("To the Holy Ghost") stood in Große Straße, now Flensburg's pedestrian precinct. Binomial name Rattus norvegicus (Berkenhout, 1769) The brown rat, common rat, Norway rat, Norwegian rat or wharf rat (Rattus norvegicus) is one of the best-known and common rats, and also one of the largest. ... Dysentery is an illness (formerly known as the bloody flux or simply flux) involving severe diarrhea that is often associated with blood in the feces. ... This article or section is in need of attention from an expert on the subject. ... This article or section may contain original research or unverified claims. ... Car-free zones (also known as auto-free zones and pedestrianised zones) are areas of a city or town in which automobile traffic is prohibited. ...


A Flensburger's everyday life was very hard, and the old transportation routes were bad. The main streets were neither paved nor lit at night. When they got too bad, citizens had to make the dung-filled streets passable with wooden pathways. Only the few upper-class houses had windows.


In 1485, a great fire struck Flensburg. Even storm tides beset the town at times. A storm tide is a tide with a high flood period caused by a storm. ...


Every household in the town kept livestock in the house and the yard. Townsfolk furthermore had their own cowherds and a swineherd. Sheep are commonly bred as livestock. ...


Early modern times

After the Hanse fell in the 16th century, Flensburg was said to be one of the most important trading towns in the Scandinavian area. Even as far away as the Mediterranean, Greenland and the Caribbean, Flensburg merchants were active. The most important commodities, after herring, were sugar and whale oil, the latter from whaling off Greenland. Only the Thirty Years' War put an end to this boom time as the town was becoming Protestant and thereby ever more German culturally and linguistically, while the neighbouring countryside remained decidedly Danish. The foundations of the Hanseatic League (German: Hanse), an alliance of trading cities that for a time in the later Middle Ages and the Early Modern period maintained a trade monopoly over most of Northern Europe and the Baltic, can be seen as early as the 12th century, with the... (15th century - 16th century - 17th century - more centuries) As a means of recording the passage of time, the 16th century was that century which lasted from 1501 to 1600. ... Scandinavia is a historical and geographical region centered on the Scandinavian Peninsula in Northern Europe and includes the three kingdoms of Denmark, Norway and Sweden. ... Composite satellite image of the Mediterranean Sea. ... Map of Central America and the Caribbean Caribbean Sea from space (top left). ... Magnification of grains of sugar, showing their monoclinic hemihedral crystalline structure. ... Whale oil is the oil obtained from the blubber of various species of whales of the genus Balaena, as , Greenland or right whale (northern whale-oil), (southern whale-oil), Balaenoptera longimana, Balaenoptera borealis (Finback oil, Finner whale-oil, Humpback oil). ... The crew of the oceanographic research vessel Princesse Alice, of Albert Grimaldi (later Prince Albert I of Monaco) pose while flensing a catch. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ...


In the 18th century, thanks to the rum trade, Flensburg had yet another boom. Cane sugar was imported from the Danish West Indies (now the US Virgin Islands) and refined in Flensburg. Only in the 19th century, as a result of industrialization, was the town at last outdone by competition from nearby cities such as Copenhagen and Hamburg. (17th century - 18th century - 19th century - more centuries) As a means of recording the passage of time, the 18th century refers to the century that lasted from 1701 through 1800. ... Caribbean rum, circa 1941 Rum is a distilled beverage made from sugarcane by-products such as molasses and sugarcane juice by a process of fermentation and distillation. ... Species Ref: ITIS 42058 as of 2004-05-05 Sugarcane is one of six species of a tall tropical southeast Asian grass (Family Poaceae) having stout fibrous jointed stalks whose sap at one time was the primary source of sugar. ... The Danish West Indies or Danish Antilles, (DWI, Dansk Vest Indien) are a former colony of Denmark in the Caribbean, now known as the U.S. Virgin Islands. ... Alternative meaning: Nineteenth Century (periodical) (18th century — 19th century — 20th century — more centuries) As a means of recording the passage of time, the 19th century was that century which lasted from 1801-1900 in the sense of the Gregorian calendar. ... For other uses, see Copenhagen (disambiguation). ... Hamburg from above Hamburgs motto: May the posterity endeavour with dignity to conserve the freedom, which the forefathers acquired. ...


The rum blended in Flensburg then became a secondary industry in West Indian trade, and as of 1864 no longer with the Danish West Indies, but rather with Jamaica, then ruled by the British. It was imported from there, blended, and sold all over Europe. There is nowadays only one active rum distillery in Flensburg, "A. H. Johannsen". The Caribbean or the West Indies is a group of islands in the Caribbean Sea. ...


History as a German town

Between 1460 and 1864, Flensburg was, after Copenhagen, the second biggest port in the Kingdom of Denmark, but passed to Prussia after the Second War of Schleswig in 1864. There is still, however, a considerable Danish community in the town today. Some estimates put the percentage of Flensburgers who belong to it as high as 25% (other estimates put that percentage much lower). Before 1864, it was more than 70%, witnessed even today by the great number of Danish surnames in the Flensburg telephone directory (Asmussen, Claussen, Jacobsen, Jensen, Petersen, etc.). The upper classes and the learnéd at that time, however, were German, and since 1864, the German language has prevailed in the town. Events The first Portuguese navigators reach the coast of modern Sierra Leone. ... 1864 (MDCCCLXIV) was a leap year starting on Friday (see link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar or a leap year starting on Sunday of the 12-day-slower Julian calendar. ... Motto: Suum cuique Latin: To each his own Prussia at its peak, as leading state of the German Empire Capital Königsberg, later Berlin Political structure Duchy, Kingdom, Republic Duke1  - 1525–68 Albert I  - 1688–1701 Frederick III King1  - 1701–13 Frederick I  - 1888–1918 William II Prime Minister1,2... Combatants Prussia Austria German Confederation Denmark Commanders Friedrich Graf von Wrangel Christian Julius De Meza replaced by George Daniel Gerlach on February 29 Strength At the outbreak of war: 61,000 158 guns Later reinforcements: 20,000 64 guns[1] 38,000 100+ guns[2] Casualties 1,700+ killed, wounded... Moscow phone book, 1930. ... German (called Deutsch in German; in German the term germanisch is equivalent to English Germanic), is a member of the western group of Germanic languages and is one of the worlds major languages. ...


On 1 April 1889, Flensburg became an independent town (kreisfreie Stadt) within Schleswig-Holstein, and at the same time still kept its status as seat of the Flensburg district. In 1920, the League of Nations decided that the matter of the German-Danish border would be settled by a vote. As a result of the plebiscite, and the way the voting zones were laid out, some of Flensburg's northern neighbourhoods were ceded to Denmark, whereas Flensburg as a whole voted with a great majority to stay in Germany. April 1 is the 91st day of the year (92nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar, with 274 days remaining. ... Year 1889 (MDCCCLXXXIX) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Thursday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar). ... The League of Nations was an international organization founded as a result of the Paris Peace Conference, 1919. ... Border stone at Passo San Giacomo between Val Formazza in Italy and Val Bedretto in Switzerland Borders define geographic boundaries of political entities or legal jurisdictions, such as governments, states or subnational administrative divisions. ... A referendum (plural: referendums or referenda) or plebiscite is a direct vote in which an entire electorate is asked to either accept or reject a particular proposal. ...


In return for this great pro-German majority, the town of Flensburg was given a great event hall, the "Deutsches Haus", which was endowed by the government as "thanks for German loyalty".


During the Second World War, the town was left almost unscathed by the raids that laid other German cities waste. However, in 1943, 20 children died when their nursery school was bombarded, and shortly after the war ended, an explosion at a local munitions storage site claimed many victims. Mushroom cloud from the nuclear explosion over Nagasaki rising 18 km into the air. ...


In 1945, Admiral Karl Dönitz, who was briefly President of Germany once Adolf Hitler had appointed him his successor and then killed himself, fled to Flensburg with what was left of his government where they were arrested and unseated at the Navy School in Mürwik by British troops. Flensburg was thereby, for a few weeks, the seat of the last Reich government, and also Germany's capital. This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Hitler redirects here. ...


Since the Second World War

After the Second World War, the town's population broke the 100,000 mark for a short time, thereby making Flensburg a city (Großstadt) under one traditional definition. The population later sank below that mark, however.


In the years after the Second World War, there was in South Schleswig, and particularly in Flensburg a strong pro-Danish movement connected with the idea of the "Eider Danes". Their goal was for the town, and indeed all of Schleswig – the whole area north of the river Eider – to be united with Denmark. In the years following 1945, Flensburg's town council was dominated by Danish parties, and the town had a Danish mayor. The Eider (-German; Danish: Ejderen; Latin: Egdor or Egdore) is the longest river of the German state of Schleswig-Holstein. ...


The town of Flensburg profited from the planned location of military installations. Since German Reunification, the number of soldiers has dropped to about 8,000. Since Denmark's entry into the European Economic Community (now the European Union), border trade has played an important role in Flensburg's economic life. Some Danish businesses, such as Danfoss, have set up shop just south of the border for tax reasons. The Federal Republic of Germany (West Germany) and the German Democratic Republic (-_-)East Germany(-_-) German reunification (German: ) took place on October 3, 1990, when the areas of the former German Democratic Republic (GDR, in English commonly called East Germany) were incorporated into the Federal Republic of Germany (FRG... The Danfoss Group is a global producer of components and solutions for Refrigeration & Air Conditioning, Heating & Water, and Motion Controls. ...


In 1970, Flensburg district was expanded to include the municipalities in the Amt of Medelby, formerly in Südtondern district, and in 1974 it was united with Schleswig district to form the district of Schleswig-Flensburg, whose district seat was the town of Schleswig. Flensburg thereby lost its function as a district seat, but it remained an independent (district-free) town. Schleswig coat of arms Schleswig (Danish: Slesvig) is a town at the Schlei firth in the northeastern part of Schleswig-Holstein, Germany. ...


Amalgamations

Until the middle of the 19th century Flensburg's municipal area comprised a total area of 2 639 ha. Beginning in 1874, however, the following communities or rural areas (Gemarkungen) were annexed to the town of Flensburg:

Year Place(s) Area added in ha
1874 Süder- and Norder-St. Jürgen 36
1874 Fischerhof 3
27 July 1875 Duburg 10.5
1877 Hohlwege and Bredeberg 5.5
1 December 1900 Jürgensgaarde 205
1 April 1909 Klues 19
1 April 1910 Twedt, Twedterholz/Fruerlund and Engelsby 1458
1916 part of Kluesries Forest (incl. open waters) 146.5
26 April 1970 Adelbylund 132
10 February 1971 demerger of Wassersleben Beach -147.5
22 March 1974 Sünderup and Tarup  ?

Population development

Population figures are for respective municipal areas through time. Until 1870, figures are mostly estimates, and thereafter census results (¹) or official projections from either statistical offices or the town administration itself.

Year Population figure
1436 3000
1600 6000
1760 6842
1835 12,483
1 December 1875 ¹ 26,474
1 December 1890 ¹ 36,894
1 December 1900 ¹ 48,937
1 December 1910 ¹ 60,922
16 June 1925 ¹ 63,139
16 June 1933 ¹ 66,580
17 May 1939 ¹ 70,871
13 September 1950 ¹ 102,832
6 June 1961 ¹ 98,464
27 May 1970 ¹ 95,400
30 June 1975 93,900
30 June 1980 88,200
30 June 1985 86,900
27 May 1987 ¹ 86,554
30 June 1997 86,100
31 December 2003 85,300
31 December 2004 85,762

¹ Census results Image File history File links Flensburg_Bevoelkerungsentwicklung_01_KMJ.png Summary Flensburgs population development, borrowed from here and released by creator under GFDL. Licensing Permission is granted to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License, Version 1. ... Events April - Paris is recaptured by the French End of the Hussite Wars in Bohemia. ... 1600 was a leap year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar (or a leap year starting on Tuesday of the 10-day slower Julian calendar). ... 1760 was a leap year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ... | Come and take it, slogan of the Texas Revolution 1835 was a common year starting on Thursday (see link for calendar). ... December 1 is the 335th (in leap years the 336th) day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1875 (MDCCCLXXV) was a common year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ... December 1 is the 335th (in leap years the 336th) day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1890 (MDCCCXC) was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Friday of the Julian calendar). ... December 1 is the 335th (in leap years the 336th) day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1900 (MCM) was an exceptional common year starting on Monday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar, but a leap year starting on Saturday of the Julian calendar. ... December 1 is the 335th (in leap years the 336th) day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1910 (MCMX) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display calendar) of the Gregorian calendar or a common year starting on Sunday of the 13-day slower Julian calendar. ... June 16 is the 167th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (168th in leap years), with 198 days remaining. ... 1925 (MCMXXV) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display the full calendar). ... June 16 is the 167th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (168th in leap years), with 198 days remaining. ... 1933 (MCMXXXIII) was a common year starting on Sunday. ... May 17 is the 137th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (138th in leap years). ... 1939 (MCMXXXIX) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display full year calendar). ... September 13 is the 256th day of the year (257th in leap years). ... 1950 (MCML) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will take you to calendar). ... June 6 is the 157th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (158th in leap years), with 1 day remaining // 1508 - Maximilian I, Holy Roman Emperor, is defeated in Friulia by Venetian forces; he is forced to sign a three-year truce and cede several territories to Venice 1513... 1961 (MCMLXI) was a common year starting on Sunday (the link is to a full 1961 calendar). ... May 27 is the 147th day (148th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian calendar, with 218 days remaining. ... 1970 (MCMLXX) was a common year starting on Thursday. ... June 30 is the 181st day of the year (182nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar, with 184 days remaining. ... 1975 (MCMLXXV) was a common year starting on Wednesday. ... June 30 is the 181st day of the year (182nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar, with 184 days remaining. ... 1980 (MCMLXXX) was a leap year starting on Tuesday. ... June 30 is the 181st day of the year (182nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar, with 184 days remaining. ... 1985 (MCMLXXXV) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... May 27 is the 147th day (148th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian calendar, with 218 days remaining. ... 1987 (MCMLXXXVII) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... June 30 is the 181st day of the year (182nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar, with 184 days remaining. ... 1997 (MCMXCVII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... December 31 is the 365th day of the year (366th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... December 31 is the 365th day of the year (366th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Danish minority

Olof Samson Gang in the oldest part of the town with the Danish Library in the background
Olof Samson Gang in the oldest part of the town with the Danish Library in the background

The Danish minority in Flensburg and the surrounding towns run their own schools, libraries and Lutheran churches from which the German majority is not excluded. The co-existence of these two groups is considered a sound and healthy symbiosis. Image File history File links Olofsamsonkils. ... Image File history File links Olofsamsonkils. ... Flag used by the Danish minoritys political party, SSW The Danish minority in Southern Schleswig, Germany has existed by this name since 1920, when the Schleswig Plebiscite split the German-ruled Schleswig into Northern Schleswig, with a clear Danish majority which became part of Denmark, and Southern Schleswig which... The Lutheran movement is a group of denominations of Protestant Christianity by the original definition. ... Common Clownfish (Amphiprion ocellaris) in their Ritteri sea anemone (Heteractis magnifica) home. ...


In Denmark, Flensburg seems to be mainly associated with its duty-free shops where, amongst other things, spirits, beer and candy can be purchased at cheaper prices than in Denmark. However, owing to the vagaries of the money markets, the bargains are not as great as they once were. Spirits redirects here. ... A selection of bottled beers A selection of cask beers Beer is the worlds oldest[1] and most popular[2] alcoholic beverage, selling more than 133 billion liters (35 billion gallons) per year - producing total global revenues of $331. ... A wide range of candies on display on a market in Barcelona, Spain. ...


Politics

The town council was led for centuries by two mayors, one for the north town (St. Marien) and the other for the south town (St. Nikolai and St. Johannis). The council members and the mayors were chosen by the council itself, that is, retiring officials had their successors named by the remaining councillors in such a way that both halves of the town had as many members. These councillors usually bore the title "Senator".


This "town government" lasted until 1742 when the "northern mayor" was made the "directing mayor" by the Danish King. From this position came what was later known as the First Mayor. The second mayor simply bore the title "mayor" ("Bürgermeister"). After the town had been ceded to Prussia, the mayors were elected by the townsfolk as of 1870, and the First Mayor was given the title Oberbürgermeister, still the usual title in German towns and cities. During the Third Reich, the town head was appointed by those who held power locally at the time.


In 1945, after the Second World War, a twofold leadership based on a British model was introduced. Heading the town stood foremost the Oberbürgermeister, who was chosen by town council and whose job was as chairman of council and the municipality. Next to him was an Oberstadtdirektor ("Higher Town Director") who was leader of administration. In 1950, when Schleswig-Holstein brought its new laws for municipalities into force, the title Oberbürgermeister was transferred (once again) to this latter official. At first, and for a while, he was chosen by council. Since that time, the former official has been called the Stadtpräsident ("Town President"), and is likewise chosen by council after each municipal election. However, since 1999, the Oberbürgermeister has been chosen directly by the voters as once before.


The first directly elected Oberbürgermeister Hermann Stell died on 4 May 2004 of a stroke. On 14 November of the same year, the independent candidate suggested by the CDU Klaus Tscheuschner was elected to replace Stell with 59% of the vote. Since the last municipal election in 2003, Hans Hermann Laturnus has been Flensburg's Stadtpräsident. May 4 is the 124th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (125th in leap years). ... 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... A stroke, also known as cerebrovascular accident (CVA),[1] is an acute neurological injury in which the blood supply to a part of the brain is interrupted. ... November 14 is the 318th day of the year (319th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 47 days remaining. ... The Christian Democratic Union of Germany (CDU - Christlich Demokratische Union Deutschlands) is the largest conservative political party in Germany. ...


Represented on Flensburg town council are the CDU, the SPD, the South Schleswig Voter Federation (Südschleswigscher Wählerverband) and the Greens. The Christian Democratic Union of Germany (CDU - Christlich Demokratische Union Deutschlands) is the largest conservative political party in Germany. ... SPD redirects here. ... The South Schleswig Voter Federation (German: Südschleswigscher Wählerverband, Danish: Sydslesvigsk Vælgerforening, Frisian: Söödschlaswiksche WäälerferbÃ¥nd) is a minor political party in Schleswig-Holstein in northern Germany. ... Bündnis 90/Die Grünen (literally: Alliance 90/The Greens), the German Green Party, is a political party in Germany whose regional predecessors were founded in the late 1970s as part of the new social movements. ...


Coat of arms

Flensburg's coat of arms shows in gold above blue and silver waves rising to the left a six-sided red tower with a blue pointed roof breaking out of which, one above the other are the two lions of Schleswig and Denmark; above is a red shield with the silver Holsatian nettle leaf on it. The town's flag is blue, overlaid with the coat of arms in colour.


The lions symbolize Schleswig, and the nettle leaf Holstein, thus expressing the town's unity with these two historic lands. The tower recalls Flensburg's old town rights and the old castle that was the town's namesake (Burg means "castle" in German). The waves refer to the town's position on the Flensburg Fjord.


The coat of arms was granted the town by King Wilhelm II of Prussia in 1901, and once again in modified, newly approved form on 19 January 1937 by Schleswig-Holstein's High President (Oberpräsident) German Emperor Wilhelm (born Friedrich Wilhelm Viktor Albrecht, Prince of Prussia 27 January 1859–4 June 1941), was the last German Emperor and King of Prussia (de: Deutscher Kaiser und König von Preußen), ruling from 15 June 1888 to 9 November 1918. ... January 19 is the 19th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1937 (MCMXXXVII) was a common year starting on Friday (link will take you to calendar). ...


Town partnerships

Flensburg maintains partnerships with the following towns:

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Economy and infrastructure

Transport

West of Flensburg runs the A 7 Autobahn, leading north to the Danish border, whence it continues as European route E45. Furthermore, Federal Highways (Bundesstraßen) B 200 and B 199 pass through the municipal area. Bundesautobahn 7 (translates from German as Federal Motorway 7, short form Autobahn 7, abbreviated as BAB 7 or A 7) is the longest German Autobahn at 935 km (581 mi) . It splits the country almost evenly from north to south. ... The European route E45 goes between Sweden and Italy, through Denmark, Germany and Austria. ...


Also west of the town lies the Flensburg-Schäferhaus airport.


Local transport is provided by several buslines such as "Aktiv Bus GmbH" and "Allgemeinen Flensburger Autobus Gesellschaft" (AFAG) along with others. They all operate within an integrated fare system within the Flensburg transport community (Verkehrsgemeinschaft Flensburg). They also all subscribe to the Schleswig-Holstein tariff system whereby anyone travelling from anywhere in Schleswig-Holstein or Hamburg may use Flensburg buses free to connect with their final destinations. It works both ways, of course, and a rider boarding any bus in Flensburg need only name his destination anywhere in Schleswig-Holstein or Hamburg, pay his fare, and travel all the way to that destination on the one ticket. An articulated bus operated by the CTA in Chicago, Illinois, USA. A Go North East Bus parked in a lay-by in Tyne and Wear, England A bus is a large road vehicle intended to carry numerous persons in addition to the driver and sometimes a conductor. ... Hamburg from above Hamburgs motto: May the posterity endeavour with dignity to conserve the freedom, which the forefathers acquired. ...


Flensburg's main railway station as lain since 1929 south of the Old Town. From there, trains run on the mainline joining Hamburg, Neumünster and Fredericia, among them some InterCity connections as well as trains serving the line running to Eckernförde and Kiel. Another stop for regional trains to Neumünster is to be found in Flensburg-Weiche. The stretch of line to Niebüll has been out of service since 1981, efforts to open it again notwithstanding. The secondary line to Husum and the lesser lines to Kappeln and Satrup no longer exist. Even the tramway, which opened in 1881 to horse-drawn trams, was electrified in 1906 and at one point ran four lines was replaced with buses in 1973. Passengers bustle around the typical grand edifice of Londons Broad Street Station in 1865. ... Hamburg from above Hamburgs motto: May the posterity endeavour with dignity to conserve the freedom, which the forefathers acquired. ... Neumünster is one of four independent towns in Schleswig-Holstein, Germany. ... Fredericia is a city in eastern Jutland, Denmark, founded in 1650 by Frederik III, after whom it was named. ... A Romanian InterCity train, run by Romanian Railways, at Arad station in May 2003 InterCity is a name for the inter-city rail services in Europe. ... Eckernförde (Danish: Egernførde) is a German city in Schleswig-Holstein, Kreis Rendsburg-Eckernförde at the Baltic Sea near Kiel. ... Kiel ( ) is a city in northern Germany and the capital of the Bundesland Schleswig-Holstein. ... Niebüll (Danish: Nibøl, Frisian: Naibel) is a town in the district of Nordfriesland, in Schleswig-Holstein, Germany. ... Husum is the name of at least two towns, one in Germany and one in Sweden. ... Kappeln (Danish: Kappel) is a town in the district of Schleswig-Flensburg, in Schleswig-Holstein, Germany. ... Satrup is a municipality in the district of Schleswig-Flensburg, in Schleswig-Holstein, Germany. ... A CLRV Streetcar in the City of Toronto. ...


Established businesses

  • A.H. Johannsen (Flensburg's last and oldest rum house)
  • Beate Uhse AG (erotica trading chain)
  • Flensburger Brauerei Emil Petersen GmbH und Co. KG (brews the famous Flensburger Bier)
  • [Flensburger Schiffbau-Gesellschaft]http://www.fsg-ship.de (shipbuilding)
  • Motorola (telecommunications)
  • Orion (erotica wholesale)
  • Queisser Pharma GmbH
  • Versatel (telecommunications)
  • Danfoss Compressors GmbH (refrigerator compressors)
  • Lufthansa Systems (IT services)
  • Krones AG, Werk Flensburg (machine building for the drink industry)
  • Flensburger Fahrzeugbau Gesellschaft mbH (vehicles)
  • Robbe & Berking (silver manufacture since 1874)
  • Mitsubishi HiTec Paper Flensburg GmbH (since 1696 paper has been produced at this same place, but today particularly heat-sensitive paper)
  • Stadtwerke Flensburg GmbH (Town Works)

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Media

In Flensburg, the "Flensburger Tageblatt", from the Schleswig-Holsteinischer Zeitungsverlag (newspaper publisher) is published daily, as is the bilingual (German and Danish) Flensborg Avis. There are also two weekly advertising flyers, "MoinMoin" (named for a common regional greeting) and "Wochenschau" (roughly "A Look at the Week") as well as an illustrated town paper ("Flensburg Journal"), the Flensburg "campus newspaper" and a town magazine ("Partout").


Norddeutscher Rundfunk (NDR) runs one of its oldest studios right near the Deutsches Haus. Current logo of Norddeutscher Rundfunk. ...


Flensburg is the site of a number of radio transmission facilities: on the Fuchsberg in the community of Engelsby, Norddeutscher Rundfunk runs a transmission facility for VHF, television and medium wave. A cage aerial is mounted on a 215 m-high guyed, earthed steel-lattice mast. This transmitter is successor to the Flensburg transmitter through which the announcement of Germany's surrender was broadcast on 8 May 1945. From the broadcasting tower on the Fuchsberg come the programmes og Norddeutscher Rundfunk and Danmarks Radio. In communications, transmission is the act of transmitting electrical messages (and the associated phenonomena of radiant energy that pass through media). ... Flensburg-Engelsby transmitter is a facility of NDR for mediumwave, FM- and TV-broadcasting at Flensburg, Germany. ... Very high frequency (VHF) is the radio frequency range from 30 MHz to 300 MHz. ... Mediumwave radio transmissions (sometimes called Medium frequency or MF) are those between the frequencies of 300 kHz and 3000 kHz. ... A Cage aerial is an antenna, which consists of several parallel running wires, which are radialsymmetrically arranged around a tower or a mast. ... May 8 is the 128th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (129th in leap years). ... 1945 (MCMXLV) was a common year starting on Monday. ... Current logo of Norddeutscher Rundfunk. ... Danmarks Radio (normally referred to as just DR) is Denmarks national broadcasting corporation. ...


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Flensburg has no local transmitter of its own. Schleswig-Holstein's state broadcasting laws only allow transmitters that broadcast statewide. From 1993 to 1996, "Radio Flensburg" tried to establish a local Flensburg radio station by using a local transmitter just across the border in Denmark. It had to be shut down, however, owing to the Danish transmitter's own financial problems.


The "Offener Kanal" ("Open Channel") shows programmes made by local citizens seven days a week, mostly in the evenings, and can also be seen on cable television.


Public institutions

Flensburg is home to the following institutions:

  • Handwerkskammer Flensburg ("Handicraft Chamber")
  • IHK Flensburg ("Chamber of Industry and Trade")
  • Kraftfahrt-Bundesamt (government office in charge of road traffic)

Education

  • University of Flensburg with about 4,000 students; founded in 1946 as a Pedagogical College, raised to university in 1994. Unlike the University of Kiel, however, it is not a full university – theology, medicine, law and some other programmes are not offered here. The college does, however, have the right to confer doctorates.
  • Fachhochschule Flensburg, a Fachhochschule with more than 3,000 students; in 1886 a royal steamship machinist school was established, out of which developed a ship's engineers' school. From this grew the Fachhochschule for Technology, which was converted into the current Fachhochschule Flensburg in 1973, at which time the economics programme was also introduced.
  • Marineschule Mürwik (naval school), the future officers of the German Navy are trained here.
  • Flensburger Volkshochschule
  • Voksenundervisningen

Also on hand in Flensburg is a complete range of training and professional schools, including a number of Danish ones. Flensburg is home to Schleswig-Holstein's Central State Library, a university library, a town bookshop and the Danish Central Library for South Schleswig. The last named offers not only intensive courses in Danish, but also, with its "Schleswigsche Sammlung" collection, a vast repository of unique material about the border area's history and culture. Flensburg has an extensive town archive. The Danish minority's archive is housed at the Danish Central Library. Representation of a university class, 1350s. ... Kiel ( ) is a city in northern Germany and the capital of the Bundesland Schleswig-Holstein. ... Theology (Greek θεος, theos, God, + λογια, logia, words, sayings, or discourse) is reasoned discourse concerning religion, spirituality and God or the gods. ... medicines, see medication and pharmacology. ... Lady Justice or Justitia is a personification of the moral force that underlies the legal system (particularly in Western art). ... A Fachhochschule (plural: Fachhochschulen) or University of Applied Sciences in Austria, Germany, Liechtenstein and Switzerland is a university specialized in certain topical areas (e. ... Face-to-face trading interactions on the New York Stock Exchange trading floor. ... German frigate Karlsruhe rescuing shipwrecked people off the coast of Somalia while participating in the international anti-terror operation ENDURING FREEDOM, April 2005 The Laboe Naval Memorial for sailors who lost their lives at sea during the World Wars and while on duty at sea and U 995 Modern Air...


Culture and sightseeing

Theatre

  • Schleswig-Holsteinisches Landestheater (at the Stadttheater) and Symphony Orchestra
  • Niederdeutsche Bühne der Stadt Flensburg ("Low German Stage of the city of Flensburg")
  • Danish Theatre (Det Lille Teater)
  • Theaterwerkstatt Pilkentafel ("Theatre Workshop")
  • Orpheus-Theater

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Archives and libraries

  • Town Archive, very comprehensive collection, at the town hall
  • Dansk Centralbibliotek for Sydslesvig, with archive of the Danish minority and Schleswig book collection
  • Town library
  • State Central Library and Zentrale Hochschulbibliothek (Central College Library)

Museums

  • Museumsberg – Museum for artistic and cultural history.
  • Schifffahrtsmuseum – Museum for shipping and shipbuilding.
  • Rummuseum – History of the "Rum Town" of Flensburg.
  • Naturwissenschaftliches Museum – Animal and plant worlds of northern Schleswig-Holstein.
  • Museumshafen – Private initiative for maintaining old traditional working boats mainly from the the Baltics (Segelschiffe).
  • Museumswerft – Shipbuilding (sail) of bygone centuries. The place also has a children's boatyard.
  • Fischereimuseum – Initiative of the fishery association, lies on the old Fischery harbour.
  • Phänomenta – For experiencing and understanding nature and technology.
  • Salondampfer "Alexandra" – Passenger Steamer built 1908. The "Alexandra" regulary makes small trips in the Flensburg Förde (Bay)
  • Klassische Yachten Flensburg – Classic Yacht Harbour. Private Initiative to present classic yachts typical for the Baltics.
  • Gerichtshistorische Sammlung – a collection of legal history at the Flensburg State Court.
  • Bergmühle – Association for maintaining the historic windmill from 1792.
  • Johannesburger Heimatstube – Documents, pictures and writings from East Prussia.

Buildings

Willy-Brandt-Platz
Willy-Brandt-Platz
Nordermarkt; also visible is Große Straße
Nordermarkt; also visible is Große Straße

Flensburg has a well preserved Old Town with many things to see from centuries gone by. Characteristic is the row along the waterfront. Three of the four old town cores are found along this north-south axis. The building boom in Imperial times led to a partial rebuilding of the Old Town, but without destroying its structure, and rather leading to notable expansion of the town. Virtually unscathed in the Second World War, Flensburg, like other places in Germany, adopted a policy of getting rid of old buildings and building anew in the style of the times. This trend was limited in Flensburg by a lack of money, but before the policy was finally stopped in the late 1970s, countless old buildings had been demolished in the north and east Old Town to be replaced by newer structures. Despite great losses, Flensburg still comes across as having a compact, well preserved Old Town in the valley with good additions to what was built in the founders' time on the surrounding heights. Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (2592x1944, 2470 KB) Summary Willy-Brandt-Platz in Flensburg, borrowed from here and released by the photographer under GFDL. Licensing Permission is granted to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License, Version... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (2592x1944, 2470 KB) Summary Willy-Brandt-Platz in Flensburg, borrowed from here and released by the photographer under GFDL. Licensing Permission is granted to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License, Version... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (2592x1944, 2305 KB) Summary Flensburg, Nordermarkt, borrowed from here and released by photographer under GFDL. Licensing Permission is granted to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License, Version 1. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (2592x1944, 2305 KB) Summary Flensburg, Nordermarkt, borrowed from here and released by photographer under GFDL. Licensing Permission is granted to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License, Version 1. ...

  • Johanniskirche, town's oldest church, 12th century
  • Marienkirche, High Gothic, Baroque additions, tower from 1885, well decorated
  • Nikolaikirche, Gothic main church, famous organ design by Hinrich Ringeringk
  • Heiliggeistkirche, former chapel of the Hospital zum Heiligen Geist
  • Franziskanerkloster, ruins from 1263
  • Nordertor, a gate, and the town's landmark
  • Kompagnietor another gate, built in 1602, shipping company and harbour gate
  • Alt-Flensburger Haus, where the Eckener brothers' parents lived, Norderstraße 8
  • Flensborghus, a former orphanage, today seat of the Danish minority, Norderstraße 76
  • Many merchants' houses running from the main streets Holm-Große Straße-Norderstraße, the town's greatest architectural attraction
  • Südermarkt 9 (market) with the town's oldest house
  • Nordermarkt (market) with the Schrangen (market hall) and Neptunbrunnen (fountain)
  • Rote Straße with nice craftsmen's houses
  • Jürgenstraße with the Gängeviertel ("Warren Neighbourhood", ie with very dense building and narrow streets), former suburb.
  • Oluf-Samson-Gang, picturesque lane with little half-timbered houses, Flensburg's historic red light district.
  • Row of warehouses
  • Pontoon bridge
  • Scanty ruins of the town wall, at the Nikolaikirche and at the Franciscan monastery
  • Bergmühle and Johannismühle (mills)
  • Deutsches Haus, gathering and event hall in the town core
  • Hauptbahnhof (Main Railway Station), completed in 1929
  • Town Hall, seventeen-floor cube from 1964, in 1997 totally renovated, popularly known as the "Umzugskarton" ("Moving Carton")
  • Altes Gymnasium, built in 1914, Flensburg's oldest Gymnasium, founded in 1566 as "Gymnasium trilingue" (Latin, Greek, Hebrew)
  • Duborg Skolen, Germany's only Danish Gymnasium, as well as other school buildings
  • West Indies Warehouse

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Lost buildings

  • Gertrudenkirche, church in the Ramsharde (former neighbourhood where Neustadt now stands), folded after the Reformation, graveyard maintained until 1822
  • Jürgen-Hospital, abandoned after the Reformation, the new St. Jürgen-Kirche stands there today
  • Old Town Hall, 15th century, demolished in 1883
  • Government building, appellate court and house of the estates, from 1850 to 1864 political centre of the Duchy of Schleswig, gave way to a department store in 1964
  • Speicher Johannisstraße 78 (warehouse), bombed in 1945
  • Town fortifications

Others

  • Flensburg Fjord
  • Old Cemetery, parkland with noteworthy grave markers from the 19th century
  • Christiansenspark, remnant of a very big landscape park
  • Volkspark in the town's east end
  • Marienhölzung (Danish Frueskov), woods in the town's west end

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Regular events

  • May/June: Rumregatta (yearly)
  • June/December: Campusfete (twice yearly)
  • June: Rote-Straße-Fest (yearly)
  • July: Dampf-Rundum (every two years)
  • July/August: Flensburger Hofkultur (yearly summer cultural programme)
  • August: Flensburger Tummelum (Old Town Festival) (every two years)
  • October: Apfelfahrt des Museumshafen (yearly)
  • December: Christmas market (yearly)

Personalities

Honorary citizens

The town of Flensburg has bestowed honorary citizenship upon the following persons, named here in chronological order:

  • 1851: Friedrich Ferdinand Tillisch, Minister for the Duchy of Schleswig
  • 1857: Christian Rönnekamp, salesman and shipowner
  • 1867: Edwin Freiherr von Manteuffel, Prussian King's Governor
  • 1872: Karl von Wrangel, General
  • 1895: Otto Fürst von Bismarck, Reich Chancellor
  • 1911: Friedrich Wilhelm Selck, Commercial Councillor
  • 1917: Heinrich Schuldt, Town Councillor
  • 1924: Dr. Hugo Eckener, Aviation pioneer
  • 1930: Dr. Hermann Bendix Todsen, Oberbürgermeister
  • 1999: Beate Uhse, Pilot and businesswoman

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Sons and daughters of the town

  • Lütke Nannens (1497–1574), Franciscan monk and critic of the Reformation.
  • Johan Lorentz (about 1610–1689), Danish composer.
  • Hans Christiansen (1866–1945), artistic craftsman and Art Nouveau founder.
  • Elvira Madigan (1867–1889), tragic Danish circus performer.
  • Hugo Eckener (1868–1954), pioneer of German Zeppelin aviation.
  • Emmy Hennings (1885–1948), writer and dadaist
  • Rolf Boysen (born 1920), actor.
  • Dieter Thomas Heck (born 1937), television moderator and singer.
  • Kay Nehm (born 1941), jurist and Generalbundesanwalt (≈Federal Prosecutor General).
  • Jutta Lampe (born 1943), actress.
  • Marion Maerz (born 1946), hit singer
  • Andreas Delfs(born 1959), Conductor
  • Echt (popular about 1997–2001), five-man music group.

Theodor Mommsen, Germany's first Nobel Prize winner for literature, lived long in Flensburg. The Protestant Reformation was a movement which began in the 16th century as a series of attempts to reform the Roman Catholic Church, but ended in division and the establishment of new institutions, most importantly Lutheranism, Reformed churches, and Anabaptists. ... Poster by Alfons Mucha Vitebsk Railway Station one of the finest examples of Art Nouveau architecture. ... Elvira Madigan (artists name) alias Hedvig Antoinette Isabella Eleonore Jensen (real name) (December 4, 1867 – July 20, 1889) was Danish ropedancer and trick rider, born in Flensburg in Germany. ... The Big Top of Billy Smarts Circus Cambridge 2004. ... Hugo Eckener (May 10, 1868 - August 14, 1954) was the old man of the Zeppelin airship company. ... LZ127 Graf Zeppelin, one of the two zeppelins that carried passengers from Germany to the United States. ... Emmy Hennings (February 17, 1885 – 1948) was the wife of celebrated Dadaist Hugo Ball. ... Cover of the first edition of the publication, Dada. ... Andreas Delfs (b. ... Echt was a German rock band from Flensburg active from 1997 to 2001. ... Christian Matthias Theodor Mommsen (November 30, 1817–November 1, 1903) was a German classical scholar, jurist and historian, generally regarded as the greatest classicist of the 19th century. ... Nobel Prize in Literature medal. ...


See also

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