Kiel Cruises

Boats in the river with boy, Kiel, Germany
Boats in the river with boy, Kiel, Germany
The tower of Kiel's town hall, Germany

Positioned at the eastern end of the Kiel Canal – the busiest man-made waterway in the world – Kiel is long-established maritime city with a busy seaport and a rich history of ship and submarine building. Beyond its dramatic port, Kiel’s university town has a vibrant, youthful feel.

Almost completely destroyed in World War Two, Kiel has been extensively rebuilt since the 1950’s and now features broad boulevards and wide squares.[ReadMoreMob] Today’s modern structures, open-air cafes, bars and restaurants sit alongside the older monuments that survived the war such as the 13th century St. Nikolai Church and the Town Hall.

The viewing platform on top of the 107m tower of the Rathaus (City Hall) provides spectacular views, while the along the Kiel Fjord, the Maritime Museum displays model ships and nautical instruments in a former fish auction hall. The Hindenburg Embankment alongside the waterfront is another popular spot, particularly during Kiel Week, when the town hosts the internationally famous Regatta.

Cruises to Kiel

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Cities of Germany via the Kiel Canal • L2307

Tue 11 Apr 2023
8 nights
  • Discover the maritime history of Kiel, gateway to Berlin
  • Enjoy beautiful German countryside as you cruise along the Kiel Canal
  • Visit the Rathaus when in Hamburg
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German Cities with Kiel Week Regatta • L2315

 Rosyth (Edinburgh)
Thu 22 Jun 2023
10 nights
  • Enjoy the final day of the Kieler Woche festival in Kiel
  • Experience scenic cruising of the Kiel Canal
  • Delve into rich maritime history in Hamburg, Bremen and Sassnitz