Top things to do in Kiel

Top Choice Sailing in Kiel

Kieler Woche

Kiel’s biggest annual event is the giant week-long Kieler Woche. Revolving around a series of yachting regattas, it’s attended by more than 4000 of the world’s sailing elite and half a million spectators. Even if yo…
Canal in Kiel

Nord-Ostsee-Kanal

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

Kiellinie

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…
Brewery in Kiel

Kieler Brauerei

This city-centre microbrewery produces a very fine unfiltered beer that's redolent with herbs and hops. The menu is casual and has German standards (yes, schnitzel) and locally caught seafood.
Museum in Kiel

Schiffahrtsmuseum

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.