If you've got ice in your veins try running the Kiel Marathon. The event, held every February, offers it's participants chilly views of the Kiel Fjord as they run out and back along it's shores until they reach the finish line, 42.195 kms later. Bring lots of layers. The beginning and end are the coldest times so have a cheerleader standing by to take your layers as you start and give them back as you finish.
Going around Kiel area
Near Kiel there few places worth visiting,
I would say most important of them Laboe.
There are regular buses (local buses) but
if you want to enjoy the travel take the ferry.
The ferry makes a nice zig-zag move trough
the fiorde so you see both coasts :)
St Nikolai in Kiel
"The old church"
This building is a reconstructed one from the war, and it was finished by 1950.
Many beiieve St Nikolai church was founded around 1242, and the brickhall was completed in the last half of 14th century.The old arches and vaults were not reconstructed and on eroof united the two side aisles and the nave
"The Ghost fighter"
The Beistkämpfer or the Ghost Fighter by Ernst Barlach stands in front of the church
"The FOnt of Bronze"
In olden times, people were cpmpletely immersed into water during baptism. The brass plate used now it dates back from the 16th century. The wooden baroque was suspended above the font.
This font has theological significant. There are 4 lions carrying the font on their heads. The 2 rows of reliefs present scenes of the life of Christ and there is depiction of St Nikolai as archbishop in the lower row.
The altar was created by Lübecker Schule for the Franciscan monastery but as the monastery was dissolved in 1541, it was moved up here.
TIt is a magnificent altar piece with lots of carving and painting showing the suffering, cruxifixion and resurrection of Christ in the ipper rows and the lower rows are on life of Mary. There is also depiciton of the 6 Franciscan saints. The socle shows the 8 prophets.
I noted that many churches in Germany has suspended crucifix. There is a large rood that suspend from the nave and chancel. The crucifix adorned with golden wings suggest the triumph of live over death, and on each of the tip of the crucifix there are symbols of the 4 apostles who stand for the good news of the ascension.
There are two huge chandelier from 1638 which shows Christ and the apostles and on its highest part a pelican opening up his chest and feeding 3 minor with his blood which symbolises the Christ's supreme sacrifice for man.
This is very ornate pulpit made of oakwood and painted - it was by Theodor Allers. It shows of Moses holding hte 10 Commandmens panels. There are figures on the stairway and around the pulpit represents the apostles.
Light a candle and say a prayer here.