Kiel is the capital of the northernmost German state Schleswig-Holstein. It is located on the eastern side of the base of the Jutland peninsula in the southeast corner of the Baltic Sea.
Kiel can easily be reached by train (e.g. IC trains) or by car, with every larger hotel offering an own parking space for their guests. Many hotels recommend you to leave your car at the hotel and explore the city by bus.
Generally you will easily find an appropriate place to stay in Kiel, but while the local event Kieler Woche is taking place, we recommend you to book your hotel well in advance.
The city’s most beautiful sight is the Baltic Sea with its natural beaches and the lively harbour with the old worker district Gaarden. We recommend you to take a trip on a steamer to the picturesque seaside resort Laboe.
Kiel has an interesting cinema program to offer: cinema shows are held not only in the traditional cinemas, but also in numerous event centres. You will find a current cinema program on display in your hotel.
Kiel’s most famous churches are the Nikolaikirche and the Lutherkirche, which are both regularly open for sightseeing. You may enquire at your hotel’s reception about the opening hours.
Most of Kiel’s hotels are located outside the inner city. If you would like to stay near the water, we recommend you to book a hotel in Kiel-Holtenau, where the Kiel Canal (the busiest artificial waterway in the world) flows into the Baltic Sea.
The hotels in Kiel-Schilksee are located in the former Olympic village.
The town is characterised by the university, with some of its research facilities, such as the Botanic Garden, being a frequent destination for locals and tourists.
There are some beautiful and popular hotels located near Kiel University, in Kiel-Suchsdorf.
Total population: ca. 235,000 (2006)
Postal codes: 24103 - 24159