The home of FFG is the 750-year-old trading and port city of Flensburg. For more than 400 years the fate of the city was determined by Copenhagen, and even today, Flensburg still has strong cultural and economic ties with its Scandinavian neighbour. Unique merchants' houses and monumental churches are a testament of the wealth of ancient trade routes. A carefully redeveloped town centre with a modern industrial infrastructure position Flensburg as a popular holiday destination and focus for high technology.
After Kiel and Lübeck, Flensburg is the third largest city in Schleswig-Holstein with almost 100,000 inhabitants and the northernmost independent city in Germany. Flensburg is located at the end of the Flensburg Fjord, the westernmost point of the Baltic Sea, directly on the Danish border.
Flensburg's cityscape is characterized by many young people. This is particularly due to almost 10,000 university students among whom we often find well-trained specialists and managers.
In Germany, Flensburg is nationwide reknown for the so-called "Points in Flensburg", penalty points for road traffic violations reported at the Federal Motor Transport Authority, for the adult mail order business from Beate Uhse and Flensburg beer.
Flensburg is also internationally known through its handball team SG Flensburg-Handewitt