Kiel Walking Tours
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Winding through central Kiel, our free 1.5 hour guided walk will introduce you to all the best bits of this wonderful maritime centre taking in the waterfront, parks, town hall and many other sights along the way. Our walking tours are conducted at an easy and comfortable pace, with passionate, energetic and knowledgeable guides who love to share the stories and secrets of Kiel. Bookings aren't necessary.
Kiel, Schleswig-Holstein, Germany

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George
Hobart, Australia351 contributions
Jun 2019 • Friends
The six of us in our group all agreed that we enjoyed Kirks tour better than any of the rest we have gone on over the last 10 days.

Even though Kirk is a New Zealander (tongue in cheek :-) ) he is very informative with a wonderful sense of humour that we have come to expect from our Kiwi cousins. Kirk is excellent orator with a loud clear voice and surprisingly good English. Kirk offers a very easy to walk tour, Kirk will enthral with his knowledge of Kiel's history as he narrates the serious side and the somewhat humour side of this lovely German town. We highly recommend using this tour when travelling through Kiel.

George n Lonia
Western Australia
Written June 10, 2019
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Midori K
Vancouver, Canada2 contributions
Aug 2018 • Solo
I was traveling alone but had a lot of fun on this tour.
Kirk was very fun and told us about historical story of Kiel and it was way more interesting than reading a guid book.
Kiel is a small city and there are not many things to do, so I highly recommend to join this tour if you are not sure where to go, he can give you a good suggestion end of the tour.
Written August 10, 2018
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Catlovesholidays
Bathgate, UK37 contributions
Jul 2018 • Couples
Expected to have a few hours mooching about Kiel on our port stop with HAL. Saw small group of people gathered at port gate about to start free walking tour with MAGGIE. Decided to join in and pleasantly surprised how much we enjoyed it as we didn’t really rate Kiel as a port.
Maggie being an Austrian making her home in Kiel made it interesting. This is probably the best way to spend time in Kiel if not doing a ship excursion out of town.
Written August 9, 2018
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praben2002
New York12 contributions
Jul 2018 • Couples
We were in Kiel on July 8, 2018, with cruise ship "Zuiderdam" (Holland America). Since the ship was leaving early that day (4 pm) we decided against going anywhere far by train choosing to stay in the city and stroll around. But we were really lucky: right next to the terminal we saw a group of people from the ship listening to a guide. It turned out that it was a free city tour from "Kiel Walking Tours" led by Kirk Wilson. We joined the group and were rewarded with a brilliant tour by a very knowledgeable and humorous guy. Even though Kirk is from New Zealand and has been staying in Kiel for 5 years only I am sure he knows about the place and its history more than an average person who was born and raised there. Besides, he renders his knowledge in a very clear and understandable way (which is hardly a surprise since aside from being a guide he is an English professor in local university). I can highly recommend Kirk's tour to everybody who comes to Kiel.
Written July 14, 2018
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pawlburg
Pennsylvania17 contributions
May 2017 • Couples
Kirk provided a really good walking tour of Kiel. Spent about two hours with him and about 50 of my fellow cruise passengers - no reservation needed. Kirk started the tour with a sample of local hooch and some history about the place of Kiel during WW2. We then walked around and saw the town hall, the rather small downtown and a great peace memorial. The tour ended just across from a brewery that Kirk recommended, and he was right. Great way to see Kiel with no bus required.
Written August 18, 2017
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Sturgeon1
Oshawa, Canada123 contributions
May 2017 • Couples
Found this free tour online before departing for our cruise. I find some of the tours on the ship rather expensive. This tour was free and if you wanted to give a tip at the end you could do so. We joined the tour from our cruise on the Koningsdam and. enjoyed everything that Kirk said. Kirk gave us a drink of some concoction. Did not enjoy that too much. Try to have some sweeter for us non alcoholics. Thanks Kirk.
Written June 6, 2017
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Jen and Mark H
Kiel, Germany16 contributions
Jul 2016 • Friends
I've lived in Kiel for a few months now but only found out about this tour when I had a friend come to visit and I was browsing Trip Advisor for things to show her. I'm so glad we got up early to join the tour! The guide was enthusiastic and made Kiel sound genuinely interesting. The free shot of Kieler Sprotte was...a nice touch, if not at all to my liking. I learned so much about Kiel, especially it's history and will definitely recommend to my future visitors that they go on the tour. A few hours well spent!
Written August 13, 2016
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t m
Auckland Central, New Zealand3 contributions
Apr 2016 • Friends
All you need is to show up and enjoy!
You will experience a great tour with an awesome tour guide and have a sweet surprise in the end (I'm not telling anything more - just find out yourselves:)
Written April 17, 2016
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Peter B
Brisbane, Australia19 contributions
Sep 2019 • Solo
Kirk did a great job of pointing out the things of interest in Kiel, things that you would never see on your own. Much more relaxed that a cruise ship shore excursion. Must be that kiwi charm.
Written September 9, 2019
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kls6560
Joplin, MO14 contributions
Jul 2019 • Couples
Kiel was towards the end of a rather arduous cruise with many ports of call. The previous day had involved a long bus ride and tour to Berlin and we decided to just amble in to Kiel and enjoy the city. While passing through the cruise terminal we saw a man holding a sigh that said "Free walking tours of city" at 0930. It was 0928. I asked if we needed a reservation. He said no. We were in. It was a great 2 hours. Kirk has a great style, a great combination of historical facts and humor. We enjoyed it immensely and would highly recommend joining his tour if possible. He found ways to make history engaging and provided enough background on German history to make things all make sense. Thank you Kirk!
Written July 7, 2019
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