Team of the ATLANTIC Hotel Kiel at the reception
Moin, Moin in Kiel

City trip and beach experience

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!

Parasol at the beach near Kiel

Excursion: Beach Tips

Get all the details on the most beautiful beaches in our area.

Photo: © Kiel Marketing / K. Steigueber

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Boats on the water during the "Kieler Woche"

Kieler Woche

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

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Kiel Christmas markets

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

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Shopping centre Sophienhof interior view

Sophienhof Shopping Center

Shopping in SOPHIENHOF is in a class of its own, which you should treat yourself to a bit more often.  

Photo: © Sophienhof / Matthias Masch

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Exterior view of Designer Outlet Neumünster

Designer Outlet Neumünster

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

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Team picture of the THW Kiel

THW Kiel

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

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Interior view of the Wunderino Arena Kiel during an event with light show

Wunderino Arena 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: © Wunderino Arena

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Kieler opera house at twilight

Theatre Kiel

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

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Terrain of the outdoor museum Wolfsee photographed for a bird's eye view

Open-Air Museum Molfsee

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

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Schleswig-Holstein Music Festival

Schleswig-Holstein Music Festival

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: © Olaf Malzahn

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Kiel onshore and its Fjord

Discover Kiel by foot or take a look at the city from a very special vantage point!

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Town hall at a lake with a tree in the foreground

Grünanlage mit Rhododendronbusch des Golf Club Altenhof e.V.

Golf Club Altenhof e.V.

This special golf course offers 18 holes and is suitable for players of all handicap classes. Altenhof is only a 20 minute drive away from the city center of Kiel and is easily reachable via the B76.

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A special hike along the locks

A highlight in Kiel – a popular route connecting the Kiel Fjord with the Kiel Canal. Explore the most beautiful side of Kiel and discover the shipping traffic on the Kiel Canal, one of the busiest waterways in the world. On your walk you can observe various lock facilities. Numerous cafés and rest areas invite you to take a leisurely break.

Enjoy the beautiful view of the surrounding landscape and the Kiel Fjord.

Photo: © FotoArt-Treu – Pixabay

Lock Hike in Kiel | ATLANTIC Hotel Kiel

On your saddles... ready, steady, go!

After a substantial and invigorating breakfast, it’s time to saddle up. First, cycle along the western bank of the river towards the fjord. Enjoy the fresh sea air and the sight of passing cruise liners as well as the hustle and bustle of the submarine shipyard on the opposite side of the fjord. Listen to the sound of the waves. You can get a delicious ice cream or a small refreshment, for example, in the “Seebar” directly on the Kiellinie promenade, where you can enjoy the splendid view of the water and the passing clouds directly on a jetty.

Along the naval port with its breathtaking ships, the route takes you in the direction of the Kiel Canal. Prepare to be impressed by one of the largest locks in the world during an engaging tour of the lock complex. If you want to ride through some parks and the city itself on the way back to the hotel, turn your back on the water and drive inland. Here you can discover some inviting cafés and restaurants and make a few more snack stops.

Now that you have quite a few kilometres on the clock, you can put your legs up or drop contentedly into your cosy bed. The next day has more interesting tours lined up for you.

You can find exciting cycling routes at Komoot.com.

Book your rental bike and hotel room together and benefit from our special offer By bicycle through Kiel.