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Nord Ostseekanal (Kiel Canal)

Kiel Canal, Brunsbuettel, Schleswig-Holstein, Germany
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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219 reviews 219 reviews
42 attraction reviews
129 helpful votes 129 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

We had a very pleasant and peaceful transit of the canal. The colours, wildlife, and gentle countryside were a joy to view while just relaxing and watching the world go buy. The locals were friendly, and in many places came out to wave at the ship as we passed. The traffic was fairly heavy on the canal, and we had... More

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Santa Rosa Beach, Florida
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5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

We travelled through the Kiel Canal on Seabourn Quest. Transit took awhile as we waited our turn. It allows time to sit on your balcony and watch the beautiful countryside go by.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

The transit of the Kiel Canal aboard the Silversea ship the Silver Whisper is a great experience, wIth the land only metres away on each side as you roll through beautiful German countryside. Open fields, forest, small villages and other ships passing VERY close by. A really interesting, relaxing and memorable day.

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Sydney, Australia
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54 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 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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15 attraction reviews
72 helpful votes 72 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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Houston
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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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49 helpful votes 49 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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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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