Kiel (Hamburg), Germany
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Approximately 2½ Hours
Meals not included
Kiel is the capital of the state of Schleswig-Holstein and is a traditional maritime and naval city. This panoramic driving tour offers an excellent overview of the port city of Kiel as well as the surrounding countryside.
Pass the famous Town Hall, Kiel Fjord and the impressive Kiel Canal -- the world's busiest artificial waterway, connecting the North Sea with the Baltic. Kiel has the reputation of being the unofficial world capital of sailing, since the city hosted the Olympic sailing competitions in1936 and 1972. Enjoy a 30-minute stop at the Kiel-Holtenau locks. The observation deck there gives you a direct view of the new lock. Interpretive panels offer additional information on the Kiel Canal and canal shipping.
Your drive will take you through Schilksee, where the Olympic Games took place. If you get off the coach, you may see sailboats evoking the colorful spectacle of the Olympics.
Walking is required during stop at the Kiel-Holtenau Locks and at the photo stop in Schilksee. The tour otherwise consists of panoramic sightseeing from the motorcoach.