Welcome Service

Kiel at a glance

Luftbild der Kieler Förde
Aerial photograph of Kiel Fjord © Frank Paul

Kiel Fjord (Kieler Förde) is a unique piece of nature that stretches right into the heart of the city center. The Baltic Sea divides Kiel into two shores, the east bank (Ostufer) and the west bank (Westufer).  

On the west bank, the Kiel-Canal flows through the city, dividing it into "north of the canal" and "south of the canal". As the worlds busiest artificial waterway, the Kiel-Canal (known in Germany as the Nord-Ostsee-Kanal), runs for almost 100 km right through Schleswig-Holstein and connects the North Sea to the Baltic Sea.


 Welcome to Kiel

Watch the Kiel image film (German Page).

Online map of Kiel City

Tourist Information

Take a city sightseeing tour by hop-on-hop-off bus, customized taxi or by ship (harbour tour).


Central advice service (helps to find the right authority):

phone within Germany (Monday through Friday 7a.m. to 7p.m.): 115 
Mail: d115@kiel.de


Useful addresses (most of the pages are only available in German):

> If there is any other useful address for newcomers in the City of Kiel that you want to report to us please send us an  E-Mail