Kiel is an old port city that offers its visitors truly large choice of entertainments. You can get acquainted with the history of this city and its main sights during a water excursion that is organized in the city’s port. During the ride on a ferry a guide will tell you about the development of Kiel, and its economic and industrial prospects.
Nicolas Kirche is the main sight of the city. This is a beautiful old building that has already become the signature place of this city. West to the church is located Kleiner Kiel pond – a true miracle of the nature. Museum of Navigation is the most popular cultural facility of the city. The building, in which is located the museum, has once been a fish warehouse. Today its spacious halls store valuable artifacts instead of fish – models of ships and other attributes connected with shipping and its development. Gorch Fock sailing vessel is another notable symbol of the city. The ship participated in different regattas and has been present in the country's navy.
You can diversify your cultural program by visiting Warleberger Hof museum that is located in one of the old mansions of Kiel. Here often take place various exhibitions, the majority of which is dedicated to notable events in the history of the city. You can get acquainted with the nature of the region by visiting Zoological Museum. It exhibits a large collection of items, starting from the skeleton of a giant whale to collections of insects. Shopping lovers should definitely visit trading center named Sofienhof that is located near the main railway station. Here are located apparel shops, jewelry boutiques and outlets with souvenirs. Holsten Strasse is a wonderful choice for visiting various cafes, restaurants and shops.