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Kiel: the gate to western Europe

Planning a trip to Kiel

Home to over 235 thousand people, Kiel is known as one of the best places in Nothern Germany.

Kiel is actively engaged and continually developing in areas such as: international ships trade, electrical engineering, mechanics, ship construction, chemistry, textile and the fishing industry.

Each year, many tourists travel from Scandinavia and other Baltic countries just to spend some relaxing time or shopping in Kiel.

Places to visit

Memorial Monument

Perhaps one of the tallest buildings in the city, over 80 metres high, The Memorial Tower is well visible across the city. From here you can see Laboe town and a panoramic view over Kiel. If the weather is good, you can also see the Danish coast, which is about 100 km away from Kiel. The view from the tower over the Baltic Sea is simply beautiful.

Institute of Marine Science - Aquarium

Here you will have the great opportunity to experience the Baltic Sea fauna.

Address: Düsternbrooker Weg 20, Kiel

Tel. +49 431 6001637

Opening hours: Monday to Sunday 09:00 - 17:00

Ticket prices : EUR 3 for adults; EUR 2 for children, students, pensioners

Shopping in Kiel

Sophienhof shopping centre is the largest shopping centre in the city. It's just a few minutes walk from central train station and has many clothing shops. You can also visit the nearby Karstadt shopping centre. For more information visit

Address: Sophienblatt 20, Kiel. Opening hours: Monday to Friday 10:00 - 20:00; Saturdays 10:00 - 18:00; Sundays closed.

Holsten and dänische are full of cafes, clothing and souvenir shops.

Citti Park offers over 80 stores for groceries, clothing, gifts and entertainment such as H&M, Tommy Hilfiger, Vero Moda, Esprit, Toys'R'Us.

Address: Mühlendamm 1, Kiel. Opening hours: Monday to Sunday 9:00 - 20:00. For more information visit

Raisdorf is located 11 km from Kiel and offers many options from outlets to famous brands. It's open Monday to Saturday 9:30 - 20:00

Ikea is also available in Kiel. Visit