Kiel Things to Do

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    A Canal Journey

    by fred98115 Updated Jul 2, 2011
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    Built for military use before World War One, the canal has seven high bridges which ships must sail under. It is about 100 meters wide, and ships must be able to meet and pass when transiting. The height and width constraints limit which ships can sail the canal. Fortunately, the Prinsendam can use the canal. This provides an unusual cruise opportunity for travelers. If you have the chance to do this, do it. It is a pleasant way to spend a day.

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    Kieler Woche

    by Bushman23 Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    Franeker tall ship

    Between the 17th & 25th June every year is the Kieler Woche, the highlght of the local calender. Its a gathering of Tall ships, and has resulted in Kiel becoming a cultural melting pot during that week, with thousands of tourists coming to see the live music, sporting events, and markets that take place. Oh, and not to mention the ships...

    Check out the website below... I'm afraid its all in German though.

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    Take a ride along the waterfront

    by ChadSteve1975 Written Apr 2, 2007
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    I was lucky to be staying with a friend in Kiel. Hence I had access to a bicycle. Kiel is best by bicycle especially during the fine weather of summer.

    We took a ride around the waterfront past the ferry terminals into the sity shopping centre where they have a shopping pedestrian mall, and heaps of people just enjoying the sunshine.

    There are plenty of places to lock up your bike across the road from the mall. Cycling in summer is not uncommon.

    The tourism information centre is also in the area.

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    Going around Kiel area

    by gal_flower Written Jun 30, 2006
    Ferry stop

    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 :)

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    KielSchloss (Kiel palace)

    by gal_flower Written Jun 30, 2006

    KielSchloss was pretty dissappointing since the architecture was not
    very impressive ( yeah ... well ... after you've been in Austria, Hungary and Italy ... it really isn't)
    and I didn't see anything interesting going on in there ...

    The only big ads around were promoting the "Schloss" restaurant :(

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    Kiel port

    by gal_flower Written Jun 30, 2006
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    all the coast of the fiorde is full of boats and ships,
    I've grown in a town far from the sea and it was pretty interesting for me to
    see such thing ... however ther's an alley along the coast and it's great
    to walk and look at the boats

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    Modern Architecture

    by gal_flower Written Jun 30, 2006

    Architecture fans can find several different style
    around the city.
    On the photo you see a part of the 3rd floor of an
    administrative building near the lake.

    It's a pitty I didn't have a better camera to try
    to catch all the building on the photo ... but even this
    details is pretty interesting huh ?

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    Altmarkt

    by gal_flower Written Jun 30, 2006
    Altmarkt (nikolaikirche at the back)
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    If you stop by with a cruise ship the nearest place to the port
    where you can take your photos of Kiel is Altmarkt ...
    There you'll find some old houses, nikolai-church and nice parks.

    Altmarkt is about 200meters from the port

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    The Nordsee Canal

    by Bushman23 Written Feb 19, 2006

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    the Nordsee Canal

    Head to the top of the Prince Heinrich Brucke (or just take a drive along the coast), and see the NordSee Canal in action. Some of the ships entering and leaving the harbour are incredibly big. its a very busy Canal too, i guess one ship every 5 minutes or so pass through the gates.

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    Schiffsausrustungen

    by Bushman23 Written Feb 19, 2006

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    The ship supply shop

    One of only a very few ship supply stores left, anywhere, it is a gem of a shop. You can buy everything and anything to do with ships & shipping in this shop. Its so popular (and so rare) its apparently even been used in movies (though i couldn't tell you which ones...)

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    Submarine U-995 at Laboe

    by Jasen71 Written Aug 31, 2005
    Ahoy!

    If you like to know what a sardine feels like then come down to the beach at Laboe and take a guided tour in the U-Boat. It really makes "Das Boot" a lot more interesting when you can see how and where the submariners lived and worked.

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    Kieler Woche- Oktoberfest of the North

    by dineh30 Written Mar 17, 2005

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    Kieler Woche

    Kiel week is the biggest sailing festival in the world! It takes place every year in the last full week of June and is seen as "the Oktoberfest of the North". Not only sailing competitions take place but the whole town changes into one big party area with lots of stages, stands, outdoor discos etc.. It's well-known throughout the world and once you've experienced it, you always want to come back!

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    Wildelife park

    by Siil Written Mar 6, 2005

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    Really nice openair thing to do when you are tiered from the city. Then just around the corner almoast at the center of Kiel there is this little park with wildlife in it. Nothing too dangerous but just little nice animals.

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    Kieler Schiffahrtsmuseum und Museumsbrücke

    by Gentleman75 Written Aug 31, 2004

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    Remains of a small u-boot

    Well, I'm in a German shipping museum again. There are a lot of smaller-bigger shipping museums in the sea-side cities (Wilhelmshaven, Laboe, Flensburg, Bremerhaven etc) in Germany and I like to visit these ones very much.

    Opening hours:
    10 - 18 every day
    from 15th October to 14th April:
    10-17 tuesday to saturday
    Museumsbrücke closed

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    Opera-house

    by Gentleman75 Updated Aug 31, 2004

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    Opera-house

    I'm not so good in German, so I cannot write anything about the Opera-house (I've founded information only in German), but You can read about it on its official website (see below) - of course in German.

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