from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • A city of northern Germany on Flensburg Fjord, an arm of the Baltic Sea at the Danish border. Founded c. 1200, the city is a port and shipbuilding center. Population: 86,600.

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  • proper n. Independent city in Schleswig-Holstein, Germany.


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  • Irmgard and Peter Jepsen from Flensburg, Germany, have gone on 25 luxury cruises and sailed on ships such as the MS Europa operated by Hapag-Lloyd, the Silver Shadow from Silversea, the Sojourn by Seabourn and the Crystal Symphony run by Crystal Cruises.

    Savoring the Seven Seas

  • At one point in the July 25, 1943, briefing, Hitler is calculating how many rounds of 8.8. centimeter ammunition were fired against Allied bombers attacking the area between Kiel and Flensburg:


  • Arriving in Cherbourg on July 23, we boarded a special train car for a slow rail tour of the Normandy area en route to Copenhagen by way of Paris, Namur, Liège, Aachen, Bremen, and Flensburg, for the first round of embassy dinners and receptions.

    Going Home to Glory

  • A well-written and insightful perspective of the utter chaos during the brief, but poignant, Flensburg Reich and the most bitter psychological struggle of how best to accept immanent defeat while ensuring survival.

    Germania-Brendan McNally « The Merry Genre Go Round Reviews

  • The cutter and pouch are made from 220-year-old reindeer leather recovered from the wreckage of the Danish ship Frau Metta Catharina von Flensburg, which was protected by black mud.

    Where There’s Smoke…

  • When the Americans met him on their second day in Flensburg, he was dressed in a plain business suit, which made him look like a youthful college professor; and like most professors, he delighted in being the center of attention.

    Masters of the Air

  • It deals with the last days of the Third Reich mostly taking place during the 23 day-long "Flensburg Reich" of Hitler's hapless successor, Admiral Doenitz.

    Alan Furst: Dark Voyage

  • After a few miserable days at Flensburg, trying to make himself agreeable to Doenitz and to assert his importance; suffering humiliations that were a constant source of embarrassment to his staff; and deserted by many of his closest companions who had already set off on their private journeys to ranch cattle in the Argentine or collect butterflies in Switzerland,


  • The little cove was still as glass; stars above and stars below; a few white cottages glimmering at one point on the shore; in the west the lights of Flensburg; to the east the fiord broadening into unknown gloom.

    The Riddle of the Sands

  • I also asked about rigging-screws in the yachting department, but learnt that they were not kept in stock; that Carey and Neilson's would certainly have them, and that their shop was in the Minories, in the far east, meaning a journey nearly as long as to Flensburg, and twice as tiresome.

    The Riddle of the Sands


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