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Nord Ostseekanal (Kiel Canal)

Kiel Canal, Brunsbuettel, Schleswig-Holstein, Germany
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Type: Bodies of Water
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Sydney, Australia
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65 reviews 65 reviews
48 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

The Kiel Canal connects North Sea with the Baltic. We travelled through on the SIlver Cloud and it was a memorable day. We had to wait until told it was our turn to enter (although we had a booked time), then we entered and exited via big locks where 2 to 4 ships get tied up in one lock. Fascinating... More

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Cebu City
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

It's quite an experience to pass through Germany's Kiel Canal. In the summer, one can see the wild ducks strolling on the banks. The weather is really nice, the sunshine, the warmth... People walking along the riverbanks will wave right back at you if you wave at them, Such friendliness! There's also a shop on the lock if you need... More

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Halifax, Canada
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60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

When cruising, you often gets a day "at sea", when you can take a rest from the constant tours and crowds ashore and do nothing but eat, sleep and gaze at the ocean. The Kiel Canal is a day "at sea", but there was no ocean to gaze at, instead, there were people walking or cycling along the track paralleling... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2012

The cruise through the Kiel Canal was something we were not particularly looking forward to. We anticipated it as nothing more than an opportunity to catch up on laundry, reading and exercise. It was a very pleasant surprise to see all the little villages on both sides of the canal--small farms, small hamlets, and friendly villagers waving to us as... More

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Burnley, United Kingdom
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47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2012

A magnificent way to cross from the North Sea to the Baltic. Only one set of locks at each end separate these two massive stretches of water. 109 miles of quiet waterway passing under many bridges numerous ferries.

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Swansea, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2012

I visited Kiel for half a day while on a cruise of Northern Europe in early May and to be honest I struggled to find something to do. Kiel itself got flattened inn WW2 and they haven't done much with the place since. There's a nice church in the town centre and the park in nice to have a walk... More

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