Kiel - a city with many faces
Kiel as harbour city (2/5)
The long tradition of being a shipping and harbour city has moulded the
flair of the city centre. The 17 kilometre –long fjord reaches up
to the medieval city centre. The water is in the heart of the city –
scenic, economically and emotionally. The huge passenger ferries, modern
harbour area, the cranes reaching up to the sky and extensive dockyards
are immediately noticeable and mould the city centre. Exactly this sight
is the best expression of their special feeling for their city for 240.000
Kieler citizens. With fresh Kiel air in your lungs enjoy the green city
with its parks, beaches and the urban flair of street café.
Kiel is the point of departure of the Kieler Canal, reaching from the
North Sea to the Baltic Sea and the Canal itself is one of the most frequently
sailed man-made waterways of the world.