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The Flensburg Fjord, occasionally known as the Flensburg Firth forms in the far north of Germany part of the border between Germany to the south and Denmark to the north stretching 50 kilometers into the Baltic Sea. Areas with a unique history border its waters. In 1920 a referendum in North and Central Schleswig resulted in the restoration of North Schleswig to Denmark, and the border between Denmark and Germany has remained undisturbed in the middle of Flensburg Fjord ever since. However, numerous historical monuments along the coast testify to previous battles and periods of unrest and war.

The photo shows the two legendary Oxen-Islands. The islands are well known for a rich flora and animal life. In the summer season there is hourly sail to the Big Ox-Island (Store Okseø).
The islands also offer anchorage for sport boats since the Flensburg Fjord is one of the most famous sailing areas in Northern Europe.

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