Our most recommended things to do in Kiel

From Kiel: All-in-One Hamburg Shore Excursion

1. From Kiel: All-in-One Hamburg Shore Excursion

Make the most of your time onshore and explore Hamburg on a guided tour from Kiel. Learn about Hamburg's essential role in the historic Hanseatic League, visit the ruins of St. Nicholas Church, and stroll down Hamburg's oldest street, Deischstrasse. Meet your driver in front of your cruise ship just after docking and climb aboard a comfortable, air-conditioned bus. After a relaxing journey, arrive in Hamburg and meet your local tour guide. Enjoy a stroll through the historic heart of Hamburg and see the stunning Town Hall. As you walk, learn about Hamburg's role in the Hanseatic League from your guide. Continue to cross the ancient Trost bridge and visit the St Nikolas Church. As you stand next to this burnt-out shell of a church, learn how it acts as a way to remember the near-total destruction of the city during World War II. Leave the church and head down Deichstrasse, the oldest street in Hamburg. As you walk down this historic street, enjoy the view of the nearby Elbe River. Before returning to the bus, continue wandering down the river and through the scenic Landungsbrucke river walk. Drive over to the UNESCO World Heritage site, Speicherstadt, and see where historically traders stored their goods. Explore the Hafencity, the newest area of Hamburg which includes the iconic Elbphilharmonie. After your guided tour ends, enjoy 1 hour to explore Hamburg on your own. Grab lunch, buy some souvenirs, or explore one of Hamburg's museums. After returning to Kiel, you will have about 1.5 hours before your cruise departs, giving you time to explore Kiel or relax with a coffee.

Kiel: Old Town and Harbor Self-guided Walk

2. Kiel: Old Town and Harbor Self-guided Walk

Acquire a nice overview of Kiel's culture and sights with an insightful city guide on your Smartphone. Admire the famous views of the harbor and explore the main old town buildings. Learn about the city's history and the major events that have taken place here. Gaze at the huge ships and Baltic ferries that have shaped Kiel's image. Pass by the old town's main landmarks, including the venues of political and scientific events of international relevance. Of course, you will also be shown many real "insider tips". At the tour stops, there are entertaining tasks to solve and exciting questions to answer. Who knows, for example, what a three-span bascule bridge is? The tour is a great way to get outside and discover new things with family, friends or on your own. It's like being shown Kiel by a good friend. Many anecdotes will enrich your walk through the city. You can start the tour at any time and as often as you like in the browser of a smartphone. On site or even from the comfort of your sofa. Enjoy your time in "Holstenstadt tom Kyle"! *** Good to know *** You will receive the link to start the tour in an email directly after booking.

Kiel's Historical Port: A Self-Guided Audio Tour

3. Kiel's Historical Port: A Self-Guided Audio Tour

Explore the historical port of Kiel on a self-guided audio tour. You will receive the instructions on your voucher after booking. Visit the St. Nikolai Church, old market square, and more at your own pace with the help of an audio guide. Download the app and start near the main cruise ship terminal. You will see the Sailors’ Mutiny Memorial and the statue of Kaiser Wilhelm I in Kiel Castle. Hear about the compass Einstein invented, the last German Kaiser’s impact on the city, and many other stories. While walking alongside the harbor, sample the finest northern sausage by the sea. Listen to the audio guide and learn about Kiel's most loved citizens, the seals at the aquarium, and more. Try a world-famous German beer from the city’s old monastic brewery and soak in the views of the main river. During the tour, choose to pause the app at any time to take a break or spend more time seeing the sights. Delve deeper into the fascinating history of the city on this informative tour.

Kiel: Self-Guided Outdoor Escape Game

4. Kiel: Self-Guided Outdoor Escape Game

Experience a unique outdoor escape game right on your smartphone. Take on the role of a profiler who travels back in time to solve a tricky case. Complex challenges await you in this adventure that will lead you deeper and deeper into the swamp of organized crime. The puzzles are location independent, so you can look forward to tricky and exciting tasks. But after each level, you'll learn interesting facts about the environment around you. While solving the puzzles of this thrilling case, you'll wander past some of the most fascinating sights in Kiel. Grab your smartphones and head to the starting point to get started. Whether you work together as a team or split into smaller groups and teams, you can expect an exciting walk with breathtaking sights and relaxing breaks. Solve tricky puzzles, combine clues, discover surprising facts about each location, and enjoy the freedom to walk at your own pace. This game is ideal for escape game enthusiasts and puzzle fans who are looking for a challenging challenge for their group and don't want to miss out on the city's interesting locations.

Kiel: Murder Crime Game Self-Guided Interactive Tour

5. Kiel: Murder Crime Game Self-Guided Interactive Tour

Solve a murder and at the same time see all the highlights of the city center of Kiel. Play this unique game with a group of friends or your family. You will receive instructions, a photo frame and an answer form in advance via email. You'll also receive a map of the city where the murder took place. The center is divided into sections where you have to look for a location where you can take a group selfie. Once you've located the spot, send a selfie via WhatsApp to your game instructor. If the location's correct, they'll send you the next clue about the murder. As you walk along the nicest places in the centre of the city, you will collect more and more clues about the murder. During the game you will have enough time to enter a cafe or shop that you pass and to admire some of the highlights of Kiel.

Beautiful Lübeck: Shore Excursion from the Port of Kiel

6. Beautiful Lübeck: Shore Excursion from the Port of Kiel

Welcome to your exclusive day trip from Kiel Port to the charming city of Lübeck. Designed especially for cruise ship passengers, this tour offers a perfect blend of comfort, history, and cultural exploration. Lübeck, famed for its iconic red-brick Gothic architecture and rich Hanseatic heritage, promises an unforgettable experience for all history and architecture enthusiasts. We start our journey with a comfortable ride in an air-conditioned vehicle directly from your ship to the heart of Lübeck. Here, you'll be introduced to a local guide, a true connoisseur of the city's many tales and secrets, eager to share their love for this fascinating city with you. Our first stop is the striking Holsten Gate, an enduring symbol of Lübeck's medieval legacy. Step back in time as you admire its Gothic design and learn about its construction dating back to 1464. The exploration continues with a tour of the old salt storehouses, the vibrant marketplace, and the stately Town Hall, each bearing witness to Lübeck's past and present vitality. Your guide will enrich your visit with captivating stories and insights about these historic landmarks. Our highlight is the visit to the Basilica of St Mary's Church, an architectural masterpiece that has inspired many other red-brick churches across the Baltic Region. Stand beneath the world's highest brick vault and let the enormity of this structure amaze you. After the guided tour, you'll have leisure time to enjoy Lübeck at your own pace. Whether you choose to browse the local boutiques, sample some authentic German cuisine, or just wander the city's enchanting streets, the choice is yours. At the end the driver will escort you back to your cruise ship, capping off your memorable day in comfort and style.

Hamburg: Private One-Way Transfer to or from Kiel Port

7. Hamburg: Private One-Way Transfer to or from Kiel Port

Take advantage of an easy and direct transfer to or from your cruise ship docked in Kiel Port. Meet your driver and hop into your pristine and private vehicle. Your driver will safely load in your luggage and and begin the journey to or from your destination in Hamburg. Whether it's the airport, a hotel, or the train station, kick back and enjoy the views as you ride through the scenic north of Germany. Rely on your driver to get you there in good time on the best route. Upgrade your trip to Hamburg by adding a private walking tour of the city on the same or following day. Discover its history, local gems, and the best spots for taking photos.

Laboe: Naval Memorial Smartphone App Audio Guide

8. Laboe: Naval Memorial Smartphone App Audio Guide

Enhance your visit to the Laboe Naval War Memorial and WWII German Submarine U-955 with a mobile audio-guided route that will take you into the heart of the museum. Journey into Kiel’s World War I and II naval history and find out about the last German Kaiser’s impact on the city. After downloading the app on your device with your own unique access code (download instructions received after booking), follow a set route with turn-by-turn instructions starting from the Naval memorial. You can start, pause, or restart at any time and complete the route at your own pace. Gain insight into the exhibits of the museum and discover parts of the memorial that you might never find on your own. Hear how tough the conditions aboard WWII submarines were, and gain a new appreciation for the fresh, clean air that Laboe offers. At the museum, explore the WWII submarine and see the inner workings of the engine room, crew quarters, and torpedo room. Take in views from the observation deck on top of the memorial tower and see all the way to Denmark. Learn about the construction of the Kiel Canal, the most used man-made canal in the world, and get to know more about the Battle of Jutland that claimed the lives of 10,000 sailors in just 24 hours. Visit the tomb-like reflection space dedicated to all those lost at sea. Give yourself about 1-hour to finish the audio-guided route, then feel free to take time to stop and enjoy the sunshine on the neighboring Laboe Beach or grab a bite to eat at one of the local eateries nearby.   This tour is the perfect half-day excursion whether your cruise is stopping off in Laboe or Kiel, you simply find yourself in the area for the day, or you’re a curious local wanting to know more about the city’s naval history. Continue the adventure at home with the virtual tour option.

Berlin and Hamburg: Shore Excursion Tour Package

9. Berlin and Hamburg: Shore Excursion Tour Package

This package is designed specifically for cruise ship passengers docking in both the Warnemünde and Kiel ports. The package includes a 10% discount on the total price and encompasses: - a 12-hour tour to Berlin from the port of Warnemüde - a 7-8 hour tour to Hamburg from the port of Kiel Each of the tours is conducted with a modern, air-conditioned vehicle with an English-speaking tour guide. The details for each of these tours can be found under our Get Your Guide profile: https://www.getyourguide.com/essence-of-berlin-s60953/

Kiel: City Highlights Express Walking Tour with a Local

10. Kiel: City Highlights Express Walking Tour with a Local

Are you ready to join me for a surprise walk around Kiel? Follow a local around to see sights like the Kiel Town Hall which towers over the main square or city's oldest building, the protestant St. Nikolai church. Soak up the atmosphere in Kiel's Old Market and see highlights like the Opera House.  From my many experiences and personal interactions in Kiel, I have gathered a personal checklist of must-sees with my most memorable places. Don’t miss out on the chance to see Kiel from a unique perspective and understand why I call this place my home!  Create a deeper connection with the city, just like I have, and enjoy exclusive anecdotes, tips and tricks, and secret revelations of Kiel. Discover local landmarks like the Bismarck-Denkmal memorial.  We will meet next to Kiel Opera House and from there, your authentic discovery of Kiel will start.

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