Places to be in Kiel

Explore the best spots in Kiel

Harbour flair + seaside feeling = Kiel! But Kiel has even more to offer than just a marirtime vibe. You can find our favourite places in Kiel right here. Whether it's a great spot for bathing, a park or a classic sights: Discover the unique side of Kiel.



Cinemas & Theatres

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Cinema Deluxe

CinemaxX Kiel

The CinemaxX is the largest cinema in Kiel and just a few minutes' walk from the hotel. Perfect for entertainment on rainy days.

Only 3 minutes by foot!

Museums & Sights

Zoological Museum in Kiel
Explore the Deep Sea

Zoological Museum Kiel

The Zoological Museum Kiel shows the diversity of the oceans and their life forms in various exhibitions. We particularly recommend the permanent exhibitions of the renowned GEOMAR Institute, some of which are also housed in the museum.


Family-friendly excursions

Animal parks

Arche Warder
Domestic and farm animal park

The Arche Warder has created a sustainable habitat for animals, plants and people. By keeping rare breeds of domestic and farm animals, the park is a real conservation project for the preservation of agro-biodiversity.

Link to the domestic and farm animal park Arche Warder

The animal enclosures of the state capital Kiel
Free local recreation

In the five animal enclosures maintained by the state capital Kiel, a total of more than 200 animals of native and naturalised wild animal species in Schleswig-Holstein are kept and cared for by the Parks Department. In addition to the forest and park areas, this is a free experience for local recreation.

Link to the animal enclosures of the state capital Kiel

Animal park Gettorf
850 animals in 150 species

The animal park Gettorf, located in an extensive flower park, offers bird free-flight aviary and walk-in enclosures, as well as a perfect alternative in bad weather with tropical halls and walk-in animal houses.

Link to the animal park Gettorf

Schwentinental Wildlife Park with playground
Fun for free

The Schwentinental Wildlife Park houses wild and farm animals as well as a petting zoo and a playground – admission is free.
Link to the Wildlife Park Schwentinental

Hiking & Cycling

By foot or by bike

Along the eastern shore of Kiel Bay, past idyllic viewpoints, sandy beaches and harbours, you will find the Fördewanderweg. It starts on the east shore in Kiel-Hörn (at the Color-Line terminal, only a 10-minute walk from the hotel). From here the path runs along the Baltic Sea for about 30 kilometres to Laboe.
When your feet no longer bear you, simply return by bus, train or the Fördelinien ships.

Watching ships

A real highlight is a walk along the Kiellinie. Just watch the huge ships and ferries docking and casting off and enjoy the ambience.

And afterwards?

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