Kiel offers numerous possibilities and a fascinating variety. Water is the distinctive element. The charming maritime city directly on the fjord offers a delightful view across the harbour, with large ships and streamlined yachts as well as the ocean with beautiful beaches, and invites you to discover both.
There are a variety of attractions to discover and cultural highlights that are waiting to be enjoyed; the opportunity to relax along one of the beautiful beaches of the surrounding area or simply enjoy an atmospheric sluice walk along Kiel Canal.
When visiting the city of Kiel, international events such as the “Kieler Woche” (Kiel Week) sailing event or the high-calibre concerts of the Schleswig-Holstein music festival add additional appeal.
Come and be inspired by the large variety of recreational opportunities that we will be offering you in the following!
It is the largest sailing sport event on earth and, at the same time, the largest summer festival in the north of Europe: Kieler Woche.
Photo: © Kiel Marketing / K. Steigueber
Stroll through the city centre of Kiel and discover the four different Christmas markets – on Rathausplatz, Holstenplatz, Asmus-Bremer-Platz or in the historical quarter. Besides, the „Stadtwerke Ice Festival“ provides a roofed ice surface at the cruise terminal (Baltic Sea Quay).
Photo: © Kiel Marketing / Kai Kokott
Shopping in SOPHIENHOF is in a class of its own, which you should treat yourself to a bit more often.
Photo: © Sophienhof / Matthias Masch
McArthurGlen Designer Outlet Neumünster is merely 30 minutes away from Kiel, in the heart of Schleswig-Holstein and very close to the coasts of the North and Baltic Sea. The centre, which already opened in September 2012, is located right in the heart of one of the most popular holiday regions of Germany.
Photo: © McArthurGlenn
To experience a pleasurable shopping event come visit the CITTY-Mall on a 40.000 m2 area. It takes only 11 min by bus or train to reach the mall from the ATLANTIC Hotel Kiel.
Photo: © CITTY-PARK
Come and experience the best handball team in Germany in the Sparkassen Arena Kiel, just a few minutes by foot away from ATLANTIC Hotel Kiel!
Photo: © THW Kiel
What started with the conversion of an aircraft hangar to one of the largest multipurpose halls of the republic in 1951 is a North German success story: on a total surface area of 5000 sm, about 1.5 million people visit a myriad of different events every year.
Photo: © Sparkassen Arena
Opera – theatrical performance – ballet – concert – children and youth theatre: five different sectors at four locations unite Theatre Kiel and as such is the largest stage in the north.
Photo: © Theater Kiel
Schleswig-Holstein in a day.
On the premises spanning a surface of 40 hectare, with its meadows, gardens, fields and ponds, you can discover more than 60 historical buildings, farmsteads and mills of the different landscapes of Schleswig-Holstein.
Photo: © ALDO
From Glücksburg to Glückstadt, from Heide to Hasselburg and right up to Hamburg, from Sønderborg to Schenefeld: the Schleswig-Holstein Music Festival is one of the largest surface festivals on earth.
Photo: © Axel Nickolaus