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Leisure

Our event tips for Kiel

The Hotel Kieler Yacht Club is still closely associated with sailing today and is the seat of the sailing club of the same name. Exquisitely situated in the most exclusive section of the Kiellinie promenade between Düsternbrook Wood and Kiel Fjord, it offers a unique view of the so-called “Millions Basin” with its impressive yachts. Maritime flair and picturesque motifs are everywhere to be seen.

Kiel is known for hosting the world’s largest sailing event – Kiel Week. Around three million visitors, including sailors from all over the world, gather in Kiel Sailing City every year in June. But, apart from Kiel Week, Kiel and its surroundings offer diverse recreational opportunities and leisure activities for young and old.

Let yourself be inspired by some of the many leisure possibilities which we present to you below! If you have any questions or would like further event tips, please do not hesitate to contact our team at the reception desk.

Christmas market

Christmas market in Kiel

25 November to 23 December 2019
Enjoy the pre-Christmas atmosphere at one of Kiel’s four Christmas markets. As a special attraction for young and old, the Stadtwerke Eisfestival attracts visitors to the waterfront of the cruise terminal at Ostseekai with a covered ice rink.

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Sailing event Kiel Week

20 to 28 June 2020
Right in the middle of the action instead of just watching from afar! The Hotel Kieler Yacht Club is one of the best starting points for visiting Kiel Week, thanks to its unique location directly on the Kiellinie promenade.

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Kieler Woche

Schleswig-Holstein Music Festival

Schleswig-Holstein Musik Festival

4 July to 30 August 2020
During the Schleswig-Holstein Music Festival, every location, no matter how remote, is transformed into an international concert stage.

Foto: Alex Nickolaus

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City & harbour experience

The historic walls of the Hotel Kieler Yacht Club can tell you a lot about the maritime history of Kiel. The hotel still contains relics from the early years of the Imperial Yacht Club of 1887. In addition, there are many places of interest to explore in Kiel. Modern architecture, traditional buildings, old shipyards, modern cruise terminals – Kiel has many facets to discover. Experience Kiel on foot, by bus or by boat.

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Beach holiday in Kiel

As a prelude to your cruise trip or for a short holiday with the whole family – beach bathing is also the trend at Kiel Fjord. Among the most popular beaches are Schilkseer Strand, Falckensteiner Strand, Laboe and Heikendorfer Kurstrand.

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Shopping opportunities

Keen to do some shopping and strolling in the heart of Kiel while protected from the weather? Go to the Sophienhof. With 120 shops, the Sophienhof offers an attractive sector mix, international brands and trends as well as a tempting range of gastronomic delights.

Would you like a little more luxury? Only 30 minutes away from Kiel, in the heart of Schleswig-Holstein, you will find the McArthurGlen Designer Outlet Neumünster. More than 100 national and international luxury, designer and lifestyle brands – such as Armani, Furla, Gucci, Polo Ralph Lauren, Tommy Hilfiger, Karl Lagerfeld and Hugo Boss – offer an unforgettable shopping experience on a sales area of 20,000 square metres.

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