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Address: Kiel Canal, Brunsbuettel, Schleswig-Holstein, Germany
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Well worth going on deck to view

On our cruise we transited the Kiel canal twice, once by night - which we slept through - and once by day. Basically the waterway consists of a canal with sets of locks ar each... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed October 11, 2015
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Boston, United Kingdom
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Boston, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2015

On our cruise we transited the Kiel canal twice, once by night - which we slept through - and once by day. Basically the waterway consists of a canal with sets of locks ar each end. Built in the late 19 th c. And widened between 1907 and 1914 to enable the passage of dreadnought battleships between the North Sea... More 

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Macclesfield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

Sitting on the banks of this magnificent canal, and also viewing the mighty locks, was a sight not to be missed; vessels stacked high with containers from many Eastern Countries of the World (Latvia; Estonia; Norway; Germany) was a sight to behold. And all so quiet!

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Dayton, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

This is a great area for a spring walk or bike ride. There is a path along the canal that makes for a great flat ride. Interesting to see all the ships transiting the canal.

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Thetford, United Kingdom
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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 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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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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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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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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