Located in northern Germany, Kiel is an important maritime center and also the capital of Germany.
The weather in Kiel is quite pleasant during the summer months where temperatures average 70F (21C). As a growing cruise ship port, Kiel offers a lot of guests to see and do especially on our Kiel shore excursions!
Kiel dates back to 1233 and has had a varied past ranging from the Vikings to the Holy Roman Empire to pirates and finally as the German Confederation in 1815.
For visitors and cruise ship passengers looking for shopping, the long shop lined Holsten Street will not disappoint. If you are more into nature, there are many parks and lakes, some of them visited on our Kiel shore excursions. The Old Botanical Garden is also a good place to stop. For those interested in history, a must-see is St. Nicholas Church, the oldest building which dates back to the 13th century. Out in front of the church is the Geistkampfer sculpture. A visit to the Laboe, a U995 submarine is also a highlight excursion in Kiel. The city is also full of museums such as the City & Maritime that offers guests a real insight into the city and its history. Just check out our Kiel shore excursions and enjoy your cruise visit to Germany!