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The Kiel Regatta takes place in the northern German city of Kiel during the last week of June. It attracts 5,000 sailors on 2,000 ships and yachts with more than 3.5 million visitors per year, making it the world's largest sailing event - it even...more
We were staying with my wife's cousin in Hamburg having travelled about in Germany and Denmark and we saw that it was Kielwoche while we were there. As my wife comes from Kiel this was too good an opportunity to pass up. We went and...More
The Kiel Week is a good festival, it’s huge and spans a vast majority of the town and waterfront - it’s highly recommended that you have comfy shoes on. Lots of good food and drink for very reasonable prices, the only problem is not having...More
Just "passing through" from cruise ship to Hamburg. We happened to be in Kiel when the regatta was on, Is was really atmospheric and interesting with lots of vintage sailing ships around. Big crowds of boating enthusiasts go every year. If you are nearby at...More
Yes, is crowded and yes, it is loud. But it is great fun and a happening, too!
We visit every year with the whole family (grandparents and children included) and always enjoy ourselves as there is something for everyone. Our favourites are the old sailing...More
The Kieler Woche is a huge spectacle that for anyone who is enterprising, has something to offer in the harbor area its a colorful festival of sailing with Carnival character. In the city of Kiel is a huge festival with many music venues. There is...More
Our cruise ship docked in Kiel and instead of heading into the recommended Hamburg we stayed in town to take in the sailing festival. We took a ferry out to Laboe so we could see all the boats in the harbour and that was a...More
For most of the year, Kiel is a sleepy little town, although it's a significant Naval base, one terminus of the Kiel canal, and the capital of Shleswig-Holstein.
Then there's Kieler Woche - the week long sailing festival that turns the whole town into a...More