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Nord Ostseekanal (Kiel Canal)

Kiel Canal, Brunsbuettel, Schleswig-Holstein, Germany
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Kiel City Sightseeing Hop-on Hop-off Tour: 24-Hour Ticket
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“cruise ship” (6 reviews)
“north sea” (6 reviews)
Kiel Canal, Brunsbuettel, Schleswig-Holstein, Germany
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Reviewed 3 December 2016

This is a small, but important canal, linking the North Sea with the Baltic Sea. There have been a number of canals since the first one in 1784 and the number of ships using the canal is the highest for any in the world.

Thank CaseyandSue
Reviewed 3 September 2016

We went through the locks on our cruise ship, which was throughly fascinating. I stayed out on the balcony the entire time (took about 1.5 hours total) just to watch, not only the mechanics of the operation but to wave at the people on the...More

1  Thank fizzy1991
Reviewed 18 August 2016

1st time negotiating the Kiel Canal on a Fred Olsen cruise ship. Amazing technology watching ships of all sizes queue up (when busy) to enter through the huge canal gate and begin a journey of almost 70 miles seeing some stunning scenery.

1  Thank Ards25
Reviewed 20 July 2016

We went on a trip to Dithmarschen. This is an area north-west in Schleswig-Holstein at the North Sea. It is very flat and leafy there and lush meadows are everywhere. Driving past the farmyards and beautiful houses we realised that the farmers seem to be...More

1  Thank CiralaCirala
Reviewed 19 July 2016

Travelled through Kiel Canal on our Baltic cruise on Marco Polo. Fantastic experience, thoroughly enjoyable.

1  Thank Geordie112
Reviewed 11 October 2015

On our cruise we transited the Kiel canal twice, once by night - which we slept through - and once by day. Basically the waterway consists of a canal with sets of locks ar each end. Built in the late 19 th c. And widened...More

1  Thank Richard G
Reviewed 26 June 2015

Sitting on the banks of this magnificent canal, and also viewing the mighty locks, was a sight not to be missed; vessels stacked high with containers from many Eastern Countries of the World (Latvia; Estonia; Norway; Germany) was a sight to behold. And all so...More

1  Thank 972Keith
Reviewed 17 March 2015

This is a great area for a spring walk or bike ride. There is a path along the canal that makes for a great flat ride. Interesting to see all the ships transiting the canal.

2  Thank mamaguatemala
Reviewed 16 October 2014

We had a very pleasant and peaceful transit of the canal. The colours, wildlife, and gentle countryside were a joy to view while just relaxing and watching the world go buy. The locals were friendly, and in many places came out to wave at the...More

1  Thank padreray
Reviewed 7 October 2014

We travelled through the Kiel Canal on Seabourn Quest. Transit took awhile as we waited our turn. It allows time to sit on your balcony and watch the beautiful countryside go by.

2  Thank tkeenan2014
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Going on a cruise next September that includes the Kiel Canal. Do i need to book a tour with a tour company before I arrive or is it easy enough to just catch a boat when we dock?
31 December 2014|
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Response from shorexcursions | Reviewed this property |
Most cruise ships transit the canal and do not actually dock. You will just be on-board during the transit and enjoying the views. Some ships provide a commentary during the transit, pointing out the highlights along the way... More