Kiel-Schilksee is world-famous. In 1972, the Olympic sailing competitions were held here at the Olympiazentrum.

Since then, Schilksee has been at the sporting heart of the legendary Kieler Woche and many other international and national regattas.


Insider tip about Schilksee

The Olympiazentrum – one of Germany's largest Sportboothäfen (sports marina) – offers a unique maritime flair for beachgoers, swimmers from the Swimmhalle (swimming pool), walkers, conference and training course participants, cyclists, nature lovers and sports enthusiasts. A visit to Schilksee can be rounded off with a well-balanced and nutritious meal or bite to eat.

The Olympiazentrum Schilksee is the national training centre of the German Sailing Federation (DSV) and with its sports boarding school, it is the Kiel office of the Olympiastützpunkt Hamburg/Schleswig-Holstein (Hamburg/Schleswig-Holstein Olympic training centre). 

The Olympiazentrum Kiel-Schilksee, situated to the north of the Kiel Canal, is a historical sports location that continues to host national and international sports events today.

The foundation stone for the Olympiazentrum was laid back in 1969. Then, in 1972, the Olympic sailing competitions were held here. Kiel-Schilksee has since become the sporting heart of the legendary Kieler Woche and many other sailing regattas.

Historic Foto: Opening celebration with international teams
Opening celebration for the 1972 Olympic sailing competitions in Kiel-Schilksee

The special location

Are you looking for a special venue to host your events, conferences or training courses? Are you planning a training camp for your athletes or an advanced training course lasting several days with overnight stays? Would you like to host a sports event and are you looking for suitable event areas with excellent infrastructure?

The City of Kiel offers clubs, associations and charitable organisations various options for events with theHaus der Athleten (House of Athletes) (including sports boarding school and other overnight accommodation), the Regattahaus (Regatta House), the Vaasahalle (Vaasa hall) and large open areas at the Olympiazentrum Schilksee.

  •  By steamboat route F1
  •  By bus route 12 / 13 / 30S to the Olympiazentrum stop. Then you can walk along Starweg to the marina plaza, and go to the Haus der Athleten (House of Athletes) or the Regattahaus (Regatta House).
  • By car
  • Please do not park on the marina plaza - if you do you will have a parking ticket within the hour and may even be towed away. You will find plenty of free parking at theParkplatz „Tempest“ car park and from May to September - when no major events are taking place - at theParkplatz „Soling“ car park.
Lageplan des Olympiazentrums

29. April - 1. May
May Offshore Regatta

27. - 29. May
Young Europeans Sailing

3. - 4. June
Goldener Opti

17. - 25. June
Kieler Woche - Kiel week

8. July
Lighthouse Swim / Open Water Kiel

22. – 23. July
Flens Beach-Tour

4. – 12. August
ORC World Championship

16. – 17. September
Kieler Coastal Regatta

17. September
VR-Banken Schleswig-Holstein Triathlon

30. September – 2. October
IDM Europe-Klasse

1. October
Kieler Förde Marathon


Infocenter & Bookings

Olympiazentrum Schilksee
Soling 38, 24159 Kiel

Bus 12 / 13 / 30S, bus stop Olympiazentrum
Ferry F1


Southern marina plaza, near the open air staircase 
Here we also provide information on the many tourist attractions around Schilksee.
Monday - Friday 10 am - 12 noon & 1 pm - 4 pm
Closed on Saturday, Sunday and public holidays

Booking enquiries for our sites
We are happy to help! Contact us from
Monday to Friday 8.30 am - 4 pm

0431 220 76-203 
0431 220 76-204 



Staying overnight at the Haus der Athlet*innen (House of Athletes)

Our Haus der Athleten provides accommodation for athletes, trainers, conference and training course participants as well as for all sorts of clubs, associations and charitable organisations.

It is situated in a central location at the Olympiazentrum Schilksee, houses the sports boarding school of the Olympiastützpunkt Hamburg / Schleswig-Holstein (Hamburg/Schleswig-Holstein Olympic training centre) and also offers single or double rooms with modern furnishings for up to 33 guests. Catering fit for athletes can be provided by the kitchen at the Haus der Athleten.

All rooms - with direct access to the terrace out front - have a unique view of the sports marina and Baltic Sea. This is the place to relax in style after strenuous training sessions or other activities without missing out on what is happening in the marina. The rooms are fitted with a small shower bath, toilet and spacious wardrobes. The beach, swimming pool, shops, cafés and restaurants are all close by.

Our guests can also make use of our cafeteria, a small conference room or our 60 square metre, fully-equipped classroom. The building has an external lift providing wheelchair access to the Haus der Athleten as well as to the row of shops along the Fliegender Holländer promenade.
Independently of your overnight stay, you can also hire the "Classroom 100" for your event.


Personen ruhen sich auf der Terrasse mit Hafenblick aus
Bookings at the House of Athletes

1. Contact

2. Dates & Group sizes


3. Rooms

The House of Athletes has 16 single/double rooms with a total of 32 beds..
Desired layout:

Final inspection requested

4. Catering


Catering on the day of arrival *
Catering on day of departure


As a precautionary measure, we would like to point out that there are also catering requirements that our specialists are unfortunately unable to meet.


We look forward to welcoming you to the Olympc centre Schilksee.



Conferences, training courses & more at the Regattahaus (Regatta House)

Situated on the marina plaza of the Olympiazentrum Schilksee, close to the Haus der Athleten, is our Regattahaus with its large roof terrace and wonderful view of the sports marina.

The Regattahaus covers two floors and a total area of approximately 340 square metres. All rooms measuring from 16 to 140 square metres are filled with light, are wheelchair accessible and equipped with modern event technology.

The rooms on the ground floor and first floor can be used in varying sizes, which means we can offer you the right room for any event format.

We can also provide appropriate catering for your event by request. We are conscious of and careful with our use of natural resources here.

You can book the Regattahaus for your club, association or charitable organisation via our Infocenter.

Regattahaus mit Tischen im Außenbereich und Gästen
Grundriss Obergeschoss
Obergeschoss mit Balkon
Regattahaus, davor Familien mit Kindern auf dem Rasen
Buchungsanfrage für das Regattahaus

Non-profit and public institutions can submit their booking request here.

1. Contact

2. Times and group sizes

3. Space requirements

In the conference and training mode, the rooms are provided with standard equipment - see the illustrations for the Regatta House.

4. Media

5. Catering



As a precautionary measure, we would like to point out that there are also catering requirements that our specialists are unfortunately unable to meet.


We look forward to welcoming you to the Olympic centre Schilksee. If you have individual event wishes, please feel free to contact us.



Events at the Vaasahalle (Vaasa hall)

The Vaasahalle is a sporting and multi-purpose hall with a floor area of around 600 m². It is situated in a prominent location in the Olympiazentrum Schilksee looking out over the sports marina and the Baltic Sea.

Whether you are planning a trade fair, conference, exhibition, sports event or public event with seating or tables for up to 240 people, the Vaasahalle is very flexible.
The spacious foyer can be used as a cloakroom or as an extra exhibition space or event area, for example, for catering. 

We set the multi-purpose hall up entirely according to your individual requirements.

Consultation and Bookings at the Infocenter

Hafen mit Hafenvorfeld, im Hintergrund ein Regattafeld


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