Welcome to Kiel

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You're Going to Love Kiel

Sitting at the edge of the Kieler Förde is Kiel, the capital city of the German state of Schleswig-Holstein. It's home to the annual Kieler Woche festival, which turns the city into a hotbed of travelers, food lovers, and festival-goers. At other times of the year, you can enjoy an authentic German city with plenty of natural vistas, canals, and parks, as well as a thriving nightlife.

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When to Visit Kiel

Those who love warmer temperatures should arrive in the summer, especially from the months of June to September. Winter in Kiel is pretty but temperatures drop to 32.

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How to Get to Kiel

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Where to Stay in Kiel

Rest up in luxury and style at Steigenberger Hotel Conti-Hansa. Those who love economy but also want to be centrally located should book a room at the Nordic Hotel Astor. A room at the Peanuts Hostel is perfect for those on a budget.

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Shopping Streets

Check out the pedestrian zone Holstenstraße for a collection of local stores or the Sophienhof and Citti-Park malls.

Groceries and Other

A quart of milk costs EUR3.30 and a dozen eggs costs EUR1.80.

Cheap meal
Cheap meal
$16.72
A pair of jeans
A pair of jeans
$123.15
Single public transport ticket
Single public transport ticket
$4.41
Cappuccino
Cappuccino
$4.58

Where to Eat in Kiel

If traditional German food is what you're craving then head to Ratskeller Kiel for delicacies like schnitzel and bratkartoffel - along with incredible, locally brewed beer. Two can dine comfortably for EUR40.