Kiel attractions

Canal in Kiel


The 99km-long Nord-Ostsee-Kanal reaches the Baltic Sea from the North Sea at Kiel, with some 60,000 ships passing through every year. It's easy to view the Schleusen (locks) at Holtenau, 7km north of Kiel. The viewi…
Waterfront in Kiel


The splendid waterfront promenade known as the Kiellinie begins northeast of the Schlossgarten. Sailing clubs, a tiny aquarium, cafes and restaurants line the way, and there is an ever-changing series of vistas of t…
Museum in Kiel


Atmospherically located in an imposing former fish market, Kiel's maritime museum tells the story of the city's maritime heritage. Newly redone, it's a great primer on the city and has paintings, models and engaging…
Aquarium in Kiel

Aquarium Geomar

This small aquarium has a good collection of marine life from the Baltic and North Seas.