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Kiel Week regatta

Kiel, the regional capital of Schleswig-Holstein, is the venue for the Kiel Week regatta, the greatest sailing event in the world and the biggest summer festival in northern Europe.

Sporting event of superlatives
For nine-days this unrivalled sporting event transforms Kiel into a maritime paradise. As well as boasting the renowned sailing regatta, an arena for top international competitors, this exhilarating week is awash with cultural highlights such as celebrations, markets and of course a multitude of boats and ships. A truly unforgettable experience!
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Kiel Harbour, copyright LH Stadt Kiel
From the 67-metre-high tower of the town hall in the centre of Kiel, you can enjoy views of the firth and the town, including the Hindenburgufer promenade, ministerial buildings, Kiel Institute for World Economics and the marina, as well as the Hörn bridge, a miracle of technology right in the town centre. Or simply stand by the harbourside and soak up the nautical atmosphere.
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Art & culture

Kiel Kunsthalle art gallery, copyright LH Stadt Kiel
Kiel's Summer of Culture festival, the acclaimed Kiel Kunsthalle art gallery, Schleswig-Holstein Music Festival and Kiel Week regatta are important elements of the rich and varied cultural scene on offer in Schleswig-Holstein's capital. The town's theatrical collection and Hebbel collection are a piece of theatre history.
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