Flensburg in Schleswig-Holstein, Northern Germany lies only 7 km from the Danish border with a population of ~86,000. The nearest larger towns are Kiel (86 km south) and Odense/Denmark (92 km northeast). In Germany, Flensburg is known for

- the nationwide database of traffic violators (Kraftfahrt-Bundesamt), aka Verkehrssünderkartei (“traffic sinner card file”)
- its tasty beer Flensburger Pilsener, also called “Flens”
- the center of the Danish national minority in Germany
- the greeting Moin Moin
- the large erotic mail-order companies Beate Uhse and Orion
- its handball team SG Flensburg-Handewitt
- the Naval Academy Mürwik with its famous sail training ship Gorch Fock

After Westerland on the island of Sylt, it’s Germany’s northernmost town. It lies at the tip of the Flensburg Fjord, an inlet of the Ostsee (Baltic Sea). Its eastern shore is part of the Angeln peninsula. It’s also just a pretty town, you should visit. :)

Taking a Chance [Denmark/Reader]

Originally posted by aph-suecia

The beginning of my Hetalia series called “Taking a Chance.” These ficlets are based off of my travels to the countries. So far, I only plan to write about the countries I’ve been to. And the events in this story, while written in Reader format, most of these events (including the background story) did happen to me.

While I am very much aware that fans have dubbed Denmark with the human name, “Mathias Køhler,” I am going with the surname “Densen.”

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