29 Sights in Kiel, Germany (with Map and Images)


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Explore interesting sights in Kiel, Germany. Click on a marker on the map to view details about it. Underneath is an overview of the sights with images. A total of 29 sights are available in Kiel, Germany.

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1. Museumshafen

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The Germaniahafen in the Kai-City Kiel in the Schleswig-Holstein state capital Kiel is a harbour basin for guest sailors and traditional ships in Gaarden-Ost, which was completed in 1998. Germaniahafen is 28 metres wide and 130 metres long. It is located directly opposite the main train station, can be reached directly from there via the Hörnbrücke bridge and is practically a side arm of the Hörn. During the construction of the port, special attention was paid to environmental sustainability. In the immediate vicinity, the high-rise center at Germaniahafen was completed in 2007. It houses restaurants, music pubs, offices and apartments. At its southern end is the sculpture Adam and Eve by artist Bjørn Nørgaard.

Wikipedia: Germaniahafen (DE)

2. Botanical Garden

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The Botanischer Garten der Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel, or less formally the Botanischer Garten Kiel, is a botanical garden and arboretum maintained by the University of Kiel. It is located at Am Botanischen Garten 1, Kiel, Schleswig-Holstein, Germany, and open daily.

Wikipedia: Botanischer Garten der Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel (EN)

3. Esther Glanz geb. Buchen

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Esther Glanz geb. Buchen Christian Michelides / CC BY-SA 4.0

The list of stumbling stones in Kiel gives an overview of the stumbling stones laid by the artist Gunter Demnig in the city of Kiel. The artist's actions are supported by the Society for Christian-Jewish Cooperation and the City of Kiel. The first 15 stumbling stones were laid on 15 June 2006. Since then, a total of 268 stumbling stones have been laid in Kiel in annual campaigns. Since 2008, the campaigns have been accompanied by various schools in Kiel. With the support of teachers, pupils research the lives of the victims as part of sponsorships.

Wikipedia: Liste der Stolpersteine in Kiel (DE), Website

4. Sankt Nikolai zu Kiel

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St. Nikolai is the name of a Protestant parish and its church in Kiel, the capital of Schleswig-Holstein, Germany. It is the town's oldest building, at the Alter Markt. It was dedicated to Saint Nicholas. In the 19th century, it was remodeled in Gothic Revival style. Destroyed in World War II, it was rebuilt with a simpler contemporary interior. It features notable artworks such as a bronze baptismal font from 1340, an altar from 1460, a triumphal cross from 1490, a wood-carved pulpit from 1705, and outside a bronze by Ernst Barlach from 1928.

Wikipedia: St. Nikolai, Kiel (EN)

5. Leuchtturm Friedrichsort

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The Friedrichsort lighthouse is a 31.7-metre-high round reinforced concrete lighthouse with a diameter of 3.5 metres in the central area in the colours green and white. It stands on a small island directly on the beach, on the northwest side in the Kiel Fjord in front of Friedrichsort, north of the Kiel Canal at the point where the fjord has its narrowest point. It serves as a guide, cross-mark and orientation light for entry into the port of Kiel as well as to the locks of the Kiel Canal and marks the shoals Klever Berg and Au-Haken.

Wikipedia: Leuchtturm Friedrichsort (DE)

6. Ansgarkirche

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The Evangelical Lutheran Church of St. Ansgar is a church building in Kiel, Schleswig-Holstein, Germany. Until 31 October 1996, it was home to three independent municipalities of Ansgar-East, Ansgar-West and Ansgar-South, which merged on 1 November 1996 to form a single Ansgar municipality. On 1 January 2008, it merged with the Heiligengeistgemeinde to form the new parish of Heiligengeist, to which St. Paul's Church also belongs. The congregation belongs to the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Northern Germany (Nordkirche).

Wikipedia: Ansgarkirche (Kiel) (DE)

7. Niederdeutsche Bühne

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The Niederdeutsche Bühne Kiel e. V. (NBK) is a theatre in Kiel, Germany. It was founded in 1921 by Otto Mensing and is a member of the Lower German Stage Association. Each season, six or seven plays are performed in Low German and a Christmas fairy tale in High German. The programme includes classic dramas and comedies as well as tabloid comedies, contemporary plays, musicals and readings. The NBK youth club regularly puts on its own play in Low German. The venue is the Theater am Wilhelmplatz.

Wikipedia: Niederdeutsche Bühne Kiel (DE), Website

8. Festung Friedrichsort

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Festung Friedrichsort

Christianspris or Frederiksort was a Danish fortification somewhat north of the then Danish city of Kiel. In 1632 the Danish king Christian IV initiated the works of making a fortification on a land tongue on the West shore of the Kielerfiord on the Jernved peninsula. The purpose was to secure this land against German troops during the 30-years War. However, the town was short lived. Christian IV founded many towns and cities. It is thought this town only survived around 10 years.

Wikipedia: Christianspris (EN), Website

9. Mediendom

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The Media Dome of Kiel University of Applied Sciences is a new type of dome theatre with 360° multimedia equipment. It is located on the campus of the Kiel University of Applied Sciences in Kiel-Dietrichsdorf on the eastern shore of the Kiel Fjord and is part of the Kulturinsel Dietrichsdorf. Organizationally, the Media Dome is part of the central institution Center for Cultural and Science Communication (ZKW) of Kiel University of Applied Sciences.

Wikipedia: Mediendom (DE), Website

10. Revolution und Krieg

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The highly political mural Revolution and War was completed in November 1989 by the artist Shahin Charmi on the façade of a former war bunker, Iltisbunker in Kiel-Gaarden. The artist chose the theme of the work in reference to the 70th anniversary of the sailors' and workers' uprising, the November Revolution of 1918 and the murder of Rosa Luxemburg. With more than 600 m², the mural "Revolution and War" is one of the largest of its kind in Europe.

Wikipedia: Revolution und Krieg (DE), Website

11. Ostflügel

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Kiel Castle in Kiel in the north German state of Schleswig-Holstein was one of the secondary residences of the Gottorf dukes. The castle exhibited a very varied architectural history and in the more recent architectural period became one of the most important secular buildings in Schleswig-Holstein. The castle burned down during the Second World War and its ruins were largely carried away and replaced by a new building.

Wikipedia: Kiel Castle (EN), Website

12. Zoologisches Museum

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The Zoological Museum of Kiel University is a zoological museum in Kiel, Germany. It was founded by naturalist Karl Möbius, and architect Martin Gropius designed the building. The exhibitions display systematics, evolution, tropical and German fauna, butterfly ecology and history of zoology in Kiel. The museum is part of the University of Kiel.

Wikipedia: Zoological Museum of Kiel University (EN), Website

13. Evangeliums-Christen (Baptisten)

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Evangeliums-Christen (Baptisten) Николай Аввакумов / CC BY 3.0

The Evangelical Christians, also known as Gospel Christians, are an Evangelical Free Church that emerged from Russian Stundism at the beginning of the 20th century. In Soviet times, Evangelical Christians, Baptists and later Pentecostal churches and Mennonites united under state pressure to form the Evangelical Christian Baptists.

Wikipedia: Evangeliums-Christen (DE)

14. Hindenburg

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The Hindenburg with the DGZRS identifier Kra 101 is a former motorcycling boat from the German Society for the Rescue of Shipwrecker (DGZRS). The stacking of the boat in steel construction took place in 1944 at the August Pahl shipyard at the Köhlfleet in Hamburg; The 17.5 meter long ship was put into service in the same year.

Wikipedia: Hindenburg (Schiff, 1944) (DE)

15. Warleberger Hof

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The Warleberger Hof is located at Dänische Straße 19 in the Schleswig-Holstein capital Kiel. The listed brick building is the last preserved nobility palace of the city and the only preserved private building from the period before 1864 in the old town of Kiel. This house has been home to the Kiel Stadtmuseum since 1970.

Wikipedia: Warleberger Hof (DE), Website

16. Kieler Kloster

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The Kiel Monastery is a historic building in the city centre of Kiel. It stands on the site of a Franciscan monastery founded in 1242, which perished during the Reformation. After war destruction in the Second World War, it was rebuilt in a modified form as the Theological Study House Kiel Monastery.

Wikipedia: Kieler Kloster (DE), Website

17. Pauluskirche

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St. Paul's Church in the Kiel district of Düsternbrook was built between 1878 and 1882 in the neo-Gothic style as a garrison church for the Prussian naval base of Kiel and was used by it until 1918. Since 1925, St. Paul's Church has belonged to the Evangelical Lutheran parish of Heiligengeist.

Wikipedia: Pauluskirche (Kiel) (DE)

18. Hirschfeld-Blick

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The Hirschfeld-Blick is a green space named after Christian Cay Lorenz Hirschfeld in the Düsternbrook district of Kiel, the capital of Schleswig-Holstein, Germany. The small park with a path down to the Kiel Fjord is about 2000 m² in size and is located between Bismarckallee and Kiellinie.

Wikipedia: Hirschfeld-Blick (DE)

19. Alte Metallgießerei

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The Howaldt Metal Foundry Industrial Museum is located on Grenzstraße 1 on the north bank of the Schwentine in Kiel. The museum was opened in May 2007 and has been part of the Kiel City and Maritime Museum since 2020. The historic building from 1884 has been a listed building since 1992.

Wikipedia: Industriemuseum Howaldtsche Metallgießerei (DE)

20. Vicelinkirche

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The Vicelin Church in Kiel is a Bartning emergency church of the Friedensgemeinde Kiel in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in northern Germany. It is located at Paul-Fleming-Straße 2 in the west of the city near the city monastery and is named after the German missionary Vizelin.

Wikipedia: Vicelinkirche (Kiel) (DE)

21. Maschinenmuseum Kiel-Wik

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The Maschinenmuseum Kiel-Wik is located at Am Kiel-Kanal 44 near the Kiel Canal in the Wik district. It is an industrial museum opened in 1985 and is operated by the Kiel-Wik Machine Museum Foundation. Its motto is "Experience historical technology in operation".

Wikipedia: Maschinenmuseum Kiel-Wik (DE), Url

22. Lutherkirche

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Today's Luther Church is the successor to the community centre of the Protestant Luther congregation at Schrevenpark in Kiel, which was destroyed in an air raid on 4 April 1945. It belongs to the Evangelical Lutheran congregation within the Northern Church.

Wikipedia: Lutherkirche (Kiel) (DE)

23. Sankt Jürgen

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St. Jürgen is the name of a church built in 1954 in the Kiel district of Kiel-Südfriedhof. The registered cultural monument is located at Königsweg 78. It had several predecessor buildings and is located in the vicinity of the old Jewish cemetery.

Wikipedia: St. Jürgen (Kiel) (DE)

24. Medizinhistorisches Museum

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The Collection of the History of Medicine and Pharmacy at Kiel University is part of the Faculty of Medicine. It emerged from the university's former Institute for the History of Medicine and Pharmacy. Since then, it has been managed by Eva Fuhry.

Wikipedia: Medizin- und Pharmaziehistorische Sammlung der Universität Kiel (DE), Website

25. Alter Botanischer Garten

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The Old Botanical Garden in Kiel, also known as the Old Botanical Garden on the Fjord, is a former botanical garden and arboretum located at Düsternbrooker Weg 19, Kiel, Schleswig-Holstein, Germany. It is open daily without charge.

Wikipedia: Old Botanical Garden, Kiel (EN)

26. Sankt Nikolaus

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The Provost's Church of St. Nicholas in Kiel is the oldest Roman Catholic church in the city. Today, the parish belongs to the Archdiocese of Hamburg, which was founded in 1995, before that it was part of the Diocese of Osnabrück.

Wikipedia: St. Nikolaus (Kiel) (DE), Website

27. Rathausturm

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Kiel Town Hall is the town hall of Kiel, the capital of Schleswig-Holstein, Germany. It was built at the beginning of the 20th century and is a listed building. The 106 m high town hall tower is one of its landmarks.

Wikipedia: Kieler_Rathaus (DE)

28. Maria-Magdalenen-Kirche

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The Church of Mary Magdalene is a neo-Gothic church in Kiel-Elmschenhagen, Germany, which replaced a medieval predecessor building in 1865/66. It belongs to the Evangelical Lutheran Trinitatis congregation.

Wikipedia: Maria-Magdalenen-Kirche (Kiel-Elmschenhagen) (DE)

29. Schifffahrtsmuseum

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Kiel Maritime Museum is a museum in the German city of Kiel. It was established in 1978 in what had been the fish-auction hall in the Sartorikai area of the city. It shows the maritime history of Kiel.

Wikipedia: Kiel Maritime Museum (EN)


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