Kiel (Hamburg), Germany
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Approximately 4 Hours
Meals not included
The Baltic Sea reaches into the heart of the city of Kiel, capital of the state of Schleswig-Holstein, creating a truly traditional maritime city. A panoramic drive takes you past the city's highlights, including a fascinating view of the impressive Kiel Canal, connecting the North Sea with the Baltic. Watch for submarines, which use this marine highway quite frequently.
Continue along the eastern shore of the Kiel Fjord to the lovely town of Laboe. The impressive Laboe Navy Memorial offers a chance to learn more about the history of the German Navy in World Wars I and II. You are free to visit the WWII submarine. From the observation deck, take in the wonderful view over the Baltic Sea and the coastline and the submarine below.
End your tour with some free time to stroll along the Baltic coastline in Laboe. You may wish to seek out a delicious fish roll -- a typical Kiel snack (at your own expense).
Wear comfortable walking shoes and dress in layers. Tour requires approximately 30 minutes of walking over uneven and cobblestone; not advisable for guests using a wheelchair or for those with mobility limitations. The tour runs during all weather conditions. Tour operates rain or shine, but may be cancelled by the operator in the event of extremely bad weather or unsuitable conditions. Bring local currency, as many vendors do not accept credit cards or US dollars. Use of public restroom facilities costs 50 cents - €1 cash. Shops are closed on Sundays and holidays; a few souvenir shops may be open. Guests should be aware of the cramped conditions inside the submarine. This is not recommended for guests suffering from claustrophobia.