Sunrises, Sunsets and others.
The sea reaches into the heart of the city – not only on the map but emotionally, too. The largest slice of nature in Kiel is the Firth. For residents of Kiel, the maritime view of the city with harbour facilities, the huge ferries and the giant portal cranes on the dock side is the best expression of their special feeling of living and belonging here.
Water is the characteristic element for Kiel. This is reflected in the expanding harbour, in the international oceanic research, in the highly specialised navy and world-class water sports.
And this applies to people's desire to live on the water's edge, too. Kiel, the capital of the state of Schleswig-Holstein, is a traditional maritime and naval city. It has a lively student scene and urban charm. With the fresh Kiel air in their noses and the typical sounds of the harbour in their ears, the people of Kiel enjoy the advantages of a green city in the middle of the holiday state of Schleswig-Holstein, with parks, ferries and their own beaches.