Life is a breeze in the seaside city of Kiel. Located just 90 km north of Hamburg on a narrow inlet which leads to the Baltic Sea, Kiel exudes a nautical presence. It is renowned for its international sailing events and being Germany's largest passenger port. With a car rental in Kiel, it's easy to cruise the autobahn, Bundesautobahn 7. It runs from Denmark's border straight down the centre of the country to the border of Austria.
Due to the submarines that were manufactured there, Kiel was targeted for attack during WWII, leaving few historical monuments downtown. This modern maritime city more than makes up for this with its naval museums, harbourside shops and working waterfront.
Take a peaceful afternoon cruise and soak in the coastal views from the Baltic Sea. A great place to take the whole family, the Maritime Museum has models of ships and submarines, antique nautical instruments and classic ships docked nearby to tour. During the summer months, the Kieler Woche festivities liven up the waterfront with music and spirits to celebrate the city's nautical heritage.
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