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Kiel week september 5nd - 13th 2020

Important Note: Due to the corona pandemic, the Kiel Week is taking place this year from September 5th to September 13th.

Around three million visitors from throughout the globe plunge into the colourful festivities year after year at the end of june. The Land Capital Kiel warmly welcomes you. Experience the diversity of Kieler Woche and join in the celebrations!

Kiel week at a glance:

  •  10 days
  •  2.000 activities
  •  3.000.000  visitors
  •  5 Kiel week areas
  •  22 big and small stages
  •  more than 100 anchorages for traditional ships
  •  the Kiel week cocktail's name 2019 is "Artemis 7"
  •  30 nationalities on the international market
  •  3300l Kiel week beer will be sold
  •  14 cruise ships
  •  37 naval vessels


Hundreds of free concerts with singers like Lukas Graham, Silbermond, Jupiter Jones and more, sailing regattas and navy floats, politics and culture, entertainment and child program - there is something for everyone at the North's biggest summer festival.

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Kiel week is all about sailing and many international regattas. More than 4,000 sailors from 70 nations compete against each other. Since 2018, the competitions from Schilksee (Kiel) to the city centre have been live-broadcasted.

Boat tours

Experience the Kiel week from the water-as a regatta companion for fireworks or for the big and famous Windjammer Parade. In any case a great experience!

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The Highlight of each Kiel Week! Imagine the Kiel Fjord full of white sails and majestic old ships: A very special experience. On the second Saturday of Kieler Woche at 11 o'clock this festival of boats takes place. If not from the water you can see the ships stretching along the entire Kiel fjord. Schilksee harbour is a particularly good place for this purpose.
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In 10 days you can admire extraordinary airships and fascinating balloons – both high in the sky, but also close to the ground. Five of the nights you can experience the popular "Night Glow" at  "Nordmarksportfeld ". Here huge balloons are "dancing" and lighting up with rhythmic music. The spectacular end of these evenings is a colourful fireworks display.
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Kieler Woche is celebrated with fireworks! For example, sailor's fireworks on 25.06. Or AIDA close the fireworks on june 30th 2019. It's all free to admire directly in the centre of Kiel or at the Olympic harbour in Schilksee. Dates and locations can be found in the program(german).



Kieler Woche2008 Ballon Sail