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Kiel is a port city on the coast of the Baltic Sea, known for its role in WWII as the base of Germany's submarine fleet. Large ferries transport visitors from Scandinavia into the city. So, if you're ready to discover Kiel, start at its harbor. Right on the waterfront, the Kiellinie is a promenade that begins at Schlossgarten and ends at Hindenburgufer. It is filled with sailing clubs, cafes, restaurants, and even a small aquarium.

For more water-based attractions, check out the Kiel Canal, a manufactured canal that runs from the Baltic Sea to the North Sea. In nearby Holtenau, you can watch ships pass through the locks and learn more in a small museum devoted to the canal.

If you want to experience Kiel's history, then the Schiffahrtsmuseum is a must-see. This maritime museum is appropriately located where Kiel's fish market used to be. Paintings, installations, and even ships showcase the city's legacy in the maritime industry.

There is definitely a lot to see, do, and experience in Kiel. To get to the city, you can ride Deutsche Bahn, DB Intercity, or FlixTrain. There are also a few buses serving the area, such as FlixBus and Sindbad. The nearest airport is about an hour south in Hamburg.

What ferry companies travel to Kiel, Germany?

Located in Germany, Kiel is accessible by ferry from one other city. There is only one ferry to Kiel per day, operated by Stena Line, but Wanderu will help you book that ticket for the lowest possible price.

Looking for other ways to get there? Train tickets to Kiel are also available. Bus trips to Kiel are yet another option .

Ferry companies serving Kiel

FerryRoutesAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Stena Line114h 44m$217.01

Frequently Asked Questions

What is a good price for a ferry ticket to Kiel?

$204.88 is the cheapest price for a ferry ticket to Kiel, according to recent searches on Wanderu. You can use our search to check if this price is currently available on buses from your city to Kiel. In the last month, ferries from Gothenburg to Kiel had the lowest average price at $209.10.

Where is the ferry station in Kiel, Germany?

The main ferry station in Kiel is Ferry Terminal. As the busiest station, it has the most ferry arrivals, although some ferries may make other stops in and around Kiel.

Is Kiel a popular ferry travel destination?

Among ferry travelers Kiel is the second most popular destination in the region. It also ranks number 3 in Germany. Kiel has the second most number of destinations in Schleswig-Holstein that are connected to Kiel by ferry service. Each day 1 direct ferry schedules arrive in the Kiel.

What is the population of Kiel?

The population of Kiel is 232758. Kiel ranks number 1 in terms of population in Schleswig-Holstein and number 1 in all of Germany.

How much do ferry tickets to Kiel cost?

Ferry tickets to Kiel range from for a short trip to Kiel, while a 60 to 200 mile ferry trip to Kiel starts at , and a longer trip by ferry to Kiel can be as cheap as . Looking to travel across state or province lines? A trip from out of your region will be as low as $205 .

What ferry station is located closest to the city center of Kiel?

The closest ferry station to the city center of Kiel is Ferry Terminal, located just 0.7 miles away. Select Ferry Terminal as your arrival if your plans call for exploring the downtown area of Kiel. Search on Wanderu and in the search results you can filter travel options by arriving or departing station.

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