Kiel Germany Travel

When I moved to Germany in 2005, I took language lessons for six weeks in Kiel, a small town in the north-east of the country. When I arrived, I had no idea that it had once been a crucial part of the German war machine, and that the city, which had been located on a long and wide fjord, had been wiped off the map almost 60 years earlier.

It was in the city that Germany's deadly Wolf Pack submarines were born, and the city became home to the world's largest submarine base, the Kiel submarine station. It was built to commemorate those who died in World War I and was born of the desire of thousands of Germans to see it end in cold waters of the North Atlantic.

Kiel has always been an important naval port for Germany, and it is no wonder that it experienced some very heavy bombing during the Second World War. As Kiel was in the midst of one of the most dangerous war periods in its history, air raid sirens rang in the city, pushing people into the 130 bunkers that had littered the cities. German city and suffered enormously from the Allied bomber crews.

Note that the German Navy was stationed here and still enjoys a large presence in the city, and the Germans are very hostile to the navy. The Imperial Navy has always wanted to expand its influence on the history and culture of Kiel. This is well known and is developing into one of the most important naval ports in Germany at a time when it was a member of the Hanseatic League. Eight of its museums are to provide a unique view of the past, present and future of German naval history.

It is quite easy to go to Kiel Laboe and take the ferry to Strande or return to Kiel by bike. It is the easiest day of the day, and it is an easy day to cycle back to the kilo and take a stroll through the Kiegelschleife in the city center. The ferry from Stranden to the port of Kilne and then the ride from there to the light rail.

More information about Kiel Laboe, the city centre and the Kiegelschleife can be found on the city website.

The Zoological Museum has been part of the University of Kiel and the Kiel Art Museum for over a century. If you are an art lover, a guided tour is highly recommended, but if you are here for the first time, we recommend a short visit.

The harbour of Kiel has also been a base of the German Navy since 1838 and had a shipyard for submarines. The port city also houses one of the world's largest submarine repair and maintenance facilities, located on the shores of Lake Constance, just a few kilometres from the city centre. Just outside Kilo you can visit the Laboe Navy Memorial and see the remains of two World War II submarines. You can also visit three historic museum ships that have moored next to the museum, as well as a fire-fighting ship and a museum ship.

It is also a good transport hub, with a rail connection to Lübeck, which connects the city center as well as the port city Kilo and the nearby city of Flensburg. If you are coming from the north - to Flenburg in Denmark - you should definitely go to Hamburg and perhaps change there.

Kiel has its own airport (IATA KEL) and served as a base for flights to Lithuania, Estonia, Latvia, Poland, Lithuania and Latvia. There is a third option by sea: a ferry sister ship was used on the Oslo - Kiel route. She arrives at 10 a.m. and departs at 2 p.m. with a stopover in the port city of Kilo, a few kilometers south of the city center.

Kiel is internationally recognized as a sailing city and offers an annual sailing event, the Kieler Woche. It is held for a week at the end of June each year and is considered the largest sailing event in the world. It also hosts the International Sailing World Championships and the World Yacht Championships. Also known for its annual sailing festival, the Kelsang Festival, and held annually as part of Kilie Week, a festival of sails and sails.

The Kiel Opera House is the most important auditorium here and at the same time a historic landmark of the city, which was built over a hundred years ago. In fact, it is known for its remarkable dramas and performances, as well as its high-quality opera houses.

Besides Hamburg, Kiel, only 100 km away, is a worthwhile destination for the Northern Lights of Germany. Situated on the right of the Baltic Sea, it is home to the Jutland peninsula, which bears the name "Kiel Bay" and The North-Baltic Canal, which is connected to both the North and the Baltic Seas, saves more than 30,000 ships a year. It is well signposted - signposted when driving and is close to the A7 motorway itself.

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