With your guide, you’ll embark on a panoramic drive passing by the old town and the Kiel fjord promenade, which is deemed the unofficial heart of the city. En route, you’ll pass Germany’s first ever pedestrian precinct, Holstenstraße which opened in 1951 and is today one of the most popular shopping miles.
Enjoy a stop for photographs at the entrance to the Kiel Canal. View the sluices that regulate the world’s busiest artificial waterway, stretching for almost 100 km from Kiel to Brunsbüttel, linking the Baltic Sea with the North Sea.
En route, you will also see the T-750 Flandernbunker, one of 120 of its kind, used during World War II to protect up to 750 people. The bunker was partially destroyed by Allied forces after the war to prevent its further use. Enjoy a glimpse of the city’s world renowned university, an integral part of Kiel’s maritime tradition, specialising in scientific marine research. It was here where the famous scientists, Max Planck and Heinrich Hertz led the way for a new generation of young scientists.
Heading out to the more rural east, admire the small villages that line the fjord and enjoy beautiful views over the fjord to your ship.
This tour will operate by coach and on foot. Guests are advised that there is minimal walking included during the tour.