Kiel Week, or ‘Kieler Woche’ in German, the world’s biggest sail event and also the biggest summer festival in Northern Europe, is visited every year by some 3 million guests from all over the world. Each year at the end of June, world champions and Olympic victors demonstrate their top-level sailing skills at Kiel Week. But it’s not only about high-level sport: the event also presents sailing in all its fascinating aspects. During the nine-day event the centre of Kiel and the area around Kiel Fjord are transformed into a huge public festival. Live bands play on various stages and international top acts provide music and entertainment for all tastes and the children’s ‘Kiellinie’ event puts the focus on fun for younger visitors. The spectacular firework displayed on the final evening is a closing highlight.
Travemünde Week, or ‘Travemünder Woche’ in German, takes place in Lübeck Bay and once again earns its status as a top sailing event in Germany with competitions for 2,000 active yachtsmen from 20 nations. Travemünde Week is a week of high-quality sailing competitions on the water, a great festival on land, and much more besides... The world’s most attractive regatta takes place each year at the end of July and this international sailing festival is a unique experience for ‘landlubbers’ too. Watch the sporting events directly from the beach or go on a regatta-accompanying cruise. Experience the beach parties and enjoy the rich diversity of music, cabaret and international culinary specialties.