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Kiel Highlights


February/ March

28.02.-03.03.2019 | Kieler Umschlag (sunday opening)

The city travels back to medieval times, when former mayor Asmus Bremer starts off the historic celebration while an ancient village is built up on Alter Markt. Kiel opens up for city-wide Sunday
shopping from 1 pm – 6 pm.


April

27. - 28.04.2019 - Kiel blüht auf (Sunday Opening)

Spring in kiel! is the kick-off event for spring in the city. Plants, flowers, gardening and outdoor supplies will be available as well as a fitness market. Get your garden, body and mind fit for spring.


May

May-October 2019 | Sailing Camp

Cast off! sailing for children, youth and visitors of our city – for the 17th time. The nationwide unique Sailing Camp invites you to sailing courses, on-ship city trips, after work sailing and many other sailing events.

10.-12.05.2019 | Schleswig-Holstein KID's Festival

The Kiellinie is transformed into a big playground for kids – and free of charge! climbing towers, a sports program and lots of joinin activities await on land and sea. The water police, IFM-GEOMAR and a hands-on circus bring joy to participants as well as spectators.

29.05. - 02.06.2019 | Beer festival

Oktoberfest atmosphere at the Bootshafen in May: a multitude of several sorts of beer and a charming music program are waiting to be experienced. Cheers!


June

May-October 2019 | Sailing Camp

Cast off! sailing for children, youth and visitors of our city – for the 17th time. The nationwide unique Sailing Camp invites you to sailing courses, on-ship city trips, after work sailing and many other sailing events.

22.06.-30.06.2019 | 125. Kieler Woche and International Balloon Sail

Three million visitors, 5,000 sailors and 2,000 events turn Kieler Woche into the world-biggest sailing event. Experience spectacular sailing regattas, see world-stars perform and take a balloon-trip over
Kiel in the context of the International Balloon Sail.


July

May-October 2019 | Sailing Camp

Cast off! sailing for children, youth and visitors of our city – for the 17th time. The nationwide unique Sailing Camp invites you to sailing courses, on-ship city trips, after work sailing and many other sailing events.

Juli - August | Cultural summer

More than 100 events ensure a colorful cultural summer in Kiel: exhibitions, city- and beach walks, guided tours and an open air theatre on the town hall square and much more.

06.07. - 01.09.2019 | Schleswig-Holstein Music Festival

An outstanding festival in the international classical music scene. There will be more than 120 concerts given by exceptional artists in more than 40 scenic places like barns, churches or castles.

Kaese trifft Wein Teller

12.07. - 14.07.2019 | Cheese meets wine

With the slogan "festival of culinary delights" the summer festival attracts thousands of visitors to the Bootshafen every year. Lovers of premium German wine and cheese will be truly thrilled by this
open-air event.

19.07. - 24.08.2019 | Bootshafen summer

Culture, music and watersports at the Bootshafen Kiel every friday and saturday: Starting in the afternoon, there will be live-music acts, theater-shows, dance and lectures, while the kids can try some
free of charge sailing.


August

May - October 2019 | Sailing Camp

Cast off! sailing for children, youth and visitors of our city – for the 17th time. The nationwide unique Sailing Camp invites you to sailing courses, on-ship city trips, after work sailing and many other sailing events.

06.07. - 01.09.2019 | Schleswig-Holstein Music Festival

An outstanding festival in the international classical music scene. There will be more than 120 concerts given by exceptional artists in more than 40 scenic places like barns, churches or castles.

Juli - August | Cultural summer

More than 100 events ensure a colorful cultural summer in Kiel: exhibitions, city- and beach walks, guided tours and an open air theatre on the town hall square and much more.

19.07. - 24.08.2019 | Bootshafen summer

Culture, music and watersports at the Bootshafen Kiel every friday and saturday: Starting in the afternoon, there will be live-music acts, theater-shows, dance and lectures, while the kids can try some
free of charge sailing.

30.08.2019 | Night of the museums

The museums invite you for a nocturnal expedition. Until midnight a diverse program with exhibitions, music, literature, dance and experiments will be presented. A free shuttle-service runs between the museums. At the closing-party you can dance until the early morning.


September

May-October 2019 | Sailing Camp

Cast off! sailing for children, youth and visitors of our city – for the 17th time. The nationwide unique Sailing Camp invites you to sailing courses, on-ship city trips, after work sailing and many other sailing events.

07.09.2019 | NOK Romantika

Romantic atmosphere at the Kiel Canal: From Brunsbüttel to Kiel, the world’s longest chain of lights will illuminate the Canal. At the Maritime Quarter in Kiel visitors will experience a diverse program.


Oktober

May-October 2019 | Sailing Camp

Cast off! sailing for children, youth and visitors of our city – for the 17th time. The nationwide unique Sailing Camp invites you to sailing courses, on-ship city trips, after work sailing and many other sailing events.

02.10. - 03.10.2019 | German Unity Day

On 2nd and 3nd of October 2019 the DAY OF GERMAN UNITY will be celebrated in kiel. “courage is what keeps us in touch” will be the motto of a large peoples’ festival spread out all over the city.


November

02.11. - 03.11.2019 | Scandinavian Days

For two days, Kiel’s friendship to its Scandinavian neighbor countries will be celebrated with an exciting program. kiel opens up for citywide Sunday-shopping from 1 pm – 6 pm.


December

Weihnachtsmarkt Eingang

November 2019 - January 2020 | Christmas markets and ice festival

Within walking distance to the fjord, kiel’s five atmospheric christmas markets await your visit from november 25th till december 23rd. Savor some Glühwein (hot mulled wine) and discover treats and gifts.
Enjoy ice skating with an impressive view of the harbor from november 2019 until january 2020. Celebrate the holidays and savor the food and drinks in the heated catering area, play a game of Bavarian Curling or dare to go winter sailing – Kiel’s Ice Festival right at the waterfront is the most maritime winter fun in Northern Germany!