The coming weekend, 17th to 19th of August, it’s time for the biennial Flensburg Nautics – a celebration of the city’s maritime history. There will be big sail boats visiting and a lot of things going on.
Some of the big ships that are scheduled to visit are:
- Kruzenshtern (four masted barque and tall ship
- Shtandart (three masts replica of Tzar )
- And there are lots more…
You can even get on a sail boat yourself to experience first hand the historical activities on a traditional ship. There are short trips (1-2 hours) and long trips available (6 hours). Booking can be done from the page here.
On the harbour you can go see traditional crafts like rope makers, net weavers and carpenters and by some of them you can take part in them their craft. There will be all sorts of foods and drinks you can try. Plus live music from a couple of stages.
Friday the 17th August there will be a ‘parade’ as all the ships arrive and on Sunday around 3pm-4pm they will all leave again in another parade.
Friday night at 11pm there will be a 30-minute fireworks display, which you can enjoy good views of from all around the port.
From what I can tell from the website it might be even bigger than the Rum Regatta we went to earlier this year and that was a great experience.