- 54° 20´ latitude,
10° 8´ longitude
- The city was founded around 1242
- Surface area of
120 square kilometers
- Highest point: Wohlersberg at
74.2 metres above sea level
- 1,660 annual hours of sunshine
- 100 kilometers to Hamburg,
400 to Copenhagen
- More facts and figures about Kiel's economy
Kiel - Dynamics and equilibrium by the sea
A city portrait
Kiel is the capital city of Schleswig-Holstein. At the same time it is Germany's northernmost city. The Kiel Fjord stretches right into the heart of the city - opening people's horizons and acting as an important crossroad.
With its cruise and ferry terminals, Kiel harbour forms a bridge to Scandinavia and the Baltics.
Welcome to a unique city. Far up in the north, right on the Baltic coast.
Where the fjord becomes the sea. Water forms Kiel‘s core and it is from this core that people draw both strength and serenity.
Kiel is all about dynamics and equilibrium by the sea.