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Rotes Boot mit gelbem Namen Kiel

  • 240,000 inhabitants
  • 17 kilometres fjord
  • Kilometres of sandy
  • 684 hectares of forest
  • 12 museums
  • 2 botanical gardens
  • 9 marinas with over 2,300 moorings
    and up to 10,000 guest moorings per year
  • Kieler Woche with over 3 million visitors from
    50 nations and
    4,000 active sailors
  • 200 sports clubs with
    260 kinds of sports and 56,000 members
  • Space for up to
    13,500 spectators in the Sparkassen-Arena
  • Tourism: 570,000 overnight guests per year

Kiel - Dynamics and equilibrium by the sea

Kiel is quality of life

Kiel’s largest sport and leisure area is 17 kilometres long. The fjord and its beaches provide ideal conditions for water sports and recreation. Kiel’s direct proximity to the Baltic Sea, its sea air and maritime flair as a harbour city make it a great place to be.

In all this, Kiel is neither a quiet little town, nor a hectic metropolis. Kiel is a relaxed city by the sea - enjoying the wide expanse of the Baltic Sea, but also the short distances of a compact city, with a great deal of tradition and a city image that has developed continuously over the years.

Kiel has a lot to offer away from its waterfront, too: with its theatres, museums, galleries and a broad range of restaurants and events, Kiel is also the cultural centre of Schleswig-Holstein. Every year the city celebrates Kieler Woche, the biggest summer festival in northern Europe and the world’s largest sailing event.

Segelschiff auf der Förde


Kiel is family-friendly. Its aim is to become one of Germany’s most child-friendly cities. In all areas - from accommodation via infrastructure through to the social environment. Kiel is a sporting city. In addition to a large number of sporting associations, the fjord is home to Germany’s most successful handball team, THW Kiel, as well as the football club Holstein Kiel.

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