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Kiel Things to Do – Attractions & Must See

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Kiel Things to Do

Scenic Kiel is the place to to go if you love canals and ships. The northern German port of Kiel is the gateway to the Baltics. Come here to impressive ships and explore the maritime history of this important historical place.

The Kiel Canal

The world’s busiest man made waterway, the Kiel canal is the place to head if you love watching tall ships go by. Sit by the docks and admire the view as dozens of huge ships pass by each hour. A bus brings you to the dock. You can get across the river via a public ferry if you want to see the ships more closely.

Bike the Waterway

Rent a bike and head for the bike paths along the water. On a cool day, this an excellent way to get some fresh air and exercise while seeing the river.

Schifffahrtsmuseum Kiel

The maritime history of the city is on display right here. See the history of the ships that have sailed through this port since ancient days. Marvel at exhibits that bring to the world of ships to life as they have become bigger and safer. For another look at the world around here, there’s also an aquarium dedicated to local marine life with exhibits on the many sea creatures in the waters around Kiel.

The Kiel Shloss and Gardens

The local schloss or palace was the home to the ruling family. You can head inside and then step outside to see acres of neatly manicured gardens. The palace is set high on a hill so it offers views across the valley.

Editor’s note: The information contained on this page was compiled using real traveler reviews about things to do in Kiel.

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