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there aren’t many things quite as enjoyable as when new purpose and perspective are given to old buildings. flensburg’s post office of yore, for a while occupied by an hapless shopping concept, had stood empty for more than a decade – until, finally, someone realized the building would work perfectly as an hotel, and the old courtyard, sheltered by a glass rooftop, would make for a terrific lobby. enter most recently opened hotel alte post.

located between city center and inner harbor hafenspitze, and therefore just a few steps from what’s to see and do in flensburg, the hotel is an excellent choice for urban travelers. it is pleasant on the eye, too, with the clearly scandinavian interior designs by danish architect helle flou allowing for space and comfort, and four rooms sponsored and created by local companies offering their own unique settings.

gastronomic options include restaurant “1871 – grill & buns” (the name refers to the year the old post office got into business) and the hotel bar, which sits in the magnificent lobby and offers the biggest selection of rum brands in all of schleswig-holstein.

all photography by nora römer.

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