Hafen von Kiel


Watch cruise ships at close range, shop to your heart’s content, stroll along Kiellinie, discover Kiel’s museums or feel the wind in your sails on Kieler Förde (Kiel Fjord). This and much more besides make a stay in the state capital so special. Enjoy the maritime atmosphere of this fjord city and inhale the fresh sea breeze that blows through the city centre.

Exciting experiences on the water’s edge

Kiel means breathing in the sea air, feeling the fresh sea breeze and marvelling at cruise ships – experience the sea with all your senses.

Town, beach, ships: where do you want to start? First, a private guided tour of the town, followed by a spot of shopping, topped off with a jaunt into the cultural landscape of Kiel filled with museums, galleries and the theatre? Or maybe fill your lungs with the fresh sea air as you watch the big ferries and cruise ships come into dock. The quality of life in Kiel is determined by life on and with the water.

With its locks and viewing platform, the Kiel Canal also boasts a special maritime atmosphere. Time for a leisurely bike ride, perhaps? Then head off along Kiel fjord – a great view of the big ships as well as traditional and modern sailing ships is thrown in for free. By the way, Kiel not only plays host to what is both the world’s largest sailing event and Europe’s largest folk festival – Kiel Week – it’s also home to "Camp24/7", a unique sailing project on Kiel's "Kiellinie" promenade. A veritable maritime delight!

Discover Kiel

Illustration Strand und Leuchtturm in Kiel
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Falckenstein Beach is a large and beautiful area of beach on the edge of the town. It’s a popular local area of rest and recreation whose special charm stems from its largely preserved, natural environment and the view it offers of Kiel Fjord.

Illustration Leuchtturm in Kiel
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Located on the north bank of the entrance to Kiel Canal in Kiel-Holtenau, this lighthouse which has been in service as an entry beacon since 1895, is one of the most beautiful in Germany.

Illustration einer Möwe auf Poller
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Over a length of 3.5 kilometres, Kiellinie leads from Ostseekai, past the fish stalls, sailing and rowing clubs and jetties to the naval base in Wik. Kiellinie is the perfect spot for strolling, feasting and watching ships.

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