Kiel on the Kieler Förde: sand and sailboats
Experience the majesty of large sailboats in Kiel, particularly during the world-famous Kiel Week. Fresh fish and excellent restaurants abound on the Kieler Förde. Kiel, the state capital of Schleswig-Holstein, lies in the north of Germany. Directly connected to the Baltic Sea by the Kieler Förde, the city boasts major cultural attractions as well as beautiful sandy beaches. Its best-known sights include the Naval Memorial in nearby Laboe, the Kiellinie promenade or the Kiel Maritime Museum. Every year, the Olympic and sailing city of Kiel hosts Kiel Week. During this world-famous sailing regatta, countless sailboats dock at the Port of Kiel. To stay in the center of action during Kiel week or other exciting events, reserve a room at the conveniently located IntercityHotel Kiel. The city's other attractions include wharves such as the Norwegenkai or Ostseekai. Not to mention numerous restaurants serving the local fish specialty "Kieler Sprotten": sprats smoked over beech and alder wood.
Public parking garage
Costs: € 10/day
Distance: 90 km
Estimated fare: € 20 with Kielius public shuttle bus» Information about the airport
Meridian Spa: Wellness and more
As a guest of the IntercityHotel Kiel, you can enjoy wellness and bodycare at the highest level free of charge in the Sophienhof right next door. There you will find numerous possibilities for an active work-out or for relaxing in the Meridian Spa on an area of 4,200 sqm. To use the spa facilities free of charge, simply present your room pass at the reception desk.
City tour on the sightseeing bus
With the sightseeing bus of "Kiel.Sailing City Tours" you can book a comfortable city tour twice a day from April to October. The audio commentary explains the history of the sights you pass in a total of 8 languages. This way you will learn a lot of interesting facts about 30 Kiel highlights in 90 minutes.
Kiel Week: a major event
Kiel Week takes place in the last two weeks of June and is one of the world's largest sailing events as well as the biggest summer festival in Northern Europe. About 5,000 sailors from over 50 nations compete in the competitions. Entertainment is provided in the old town and at the harbor with numerous stages and booths. Highlights include the windjammer parade and the grand closing fireworks display.