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A Glimpse of World's Busiest Waterway

We included a stop at the Kiel Canal locks at Kiel on a custom tour with Tours by Locals guide... read more

Reviewed 27 September 2018
marblehead, ma
See the locks and the ships

This is a good place to see the big and small ships going in- and out of the canal. Really gets a... read more

Reviewed 30 July 2018
Martin R
Galten, Denmark
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Schleuseninsel 2, 24159 Kiel, Schleswig-Holstein, Germany
+49 431 36030
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Reviewed 27 September 2018

We included a stop at the Kiel Canal locks at Kiel on a custom tour with Tours by Locals guide Angela Scheefeld of Hamburg. She picked us up at our hotel in Lubeck and we visited the Laboe Naval Memorial and U995 before continuing on...More

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Reviewed 19 September 2018

We were on Ponant's new Le Laperouse and this was our first time entering the locks of any canal. We were traveling west from the Baltic Sea. It was very exciting, but in reality, it is what it is. You enter the locks, they close...More

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Reviewed 30 July 2018 via mobile

This is a good place to see the big and small ships going in- and out of the canal. Really gets a good impression on how busy this canal is. If possible try to see if one of the big cruise ships goes through the...More

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Reviewed 27 July 2018

Have lunch at the little restaurant at the east end of the ship lock. There is an interesting museum on the 50ties with household items, furniture etc.

Thank Michael W
Reviewed 20 June 2018

We watched the ships from Tiessenkai, a small street nearby with an excellent fish-bun in our hand. A good view is also from the Lighthouse. Sure it's not close to the lock! But you can see the tall ships very good, and swap standing next...More

Thank sp3kula
Reviewed 14 June 2018

We took the #11 bus to the terminus at Wik-Kanal. From here, turn right and walk for several minutes until you reach the entrance. Here there are also surprisingly good (free) toilets and the ticket machine. 1 Euro pp. We bought these although nobody checked...More

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Reviewed 23 October 2017

Looking platform to watch boats & ships coming into the Kiel canal. €1 admission, good view, very good Imbiss. Free ferry over to it that runs approx. every 15 mins back and forth across the canal..

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Reviewed 23 August 2017

Here you can see all kind of ships enter and exit the Kiel Canal. Very interesting and a must see if you are interested in the canal.

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Reviewed 13 June 2017

Schleusenanlage Kiel-Holtenau is a tourist attraction along the Baltic Coast, hotels, small, bed and breakfasts, stores, shopping, sightseeing. There is also the stunning seaside views..

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