Olympic Centre Kiel‑Schilksee
Kiel-Schilksee is world-famous. In 1972, the Olympic sailing competitions were held here at the Olympiazentrum.
Since then, Schilksee has been at the sporting heart of the legendary Kieler Woche and many other international and national regattas.
Insider tip about Schilksee
The Olympiazentrum – one of Germany's largest Sportboothäfen (sports marina) – offers a unique maritime flair for beachgoers, swimmers from the Swimmhalle (swimming pool), walkers, conference and training course participants, cyclists, nature lovers and sports enthusiasts. A visit to Schilksee can be rounded off with a well-balanced and nutritious meal or bite to eat.
The Olympiazentrum Schilksee is the national training centre of the German Sailing Federation (DSV) and with its sports boarding school, it is the Kiel office of the Olympiastützpunkt Hamburg/Schleswig-Holstein (Hamburg/Schleswig-Holstein Olympic training centre).
The Olympiazentrum Kiel-Schilksee, situated to the north of the Kiel Canal, is a historical sports location that continues to host national and international sports events today.
The foundation stone for the Olympiazentrum was laid back in 1969. Then, in 1972, the Olympic sailing competitions were held here. Kiel-Schilksee has since become the sporting heart of the legendary Kieler Woche and many other sailing regattas.
The special location
Are you looking for a special venue to host your events, conferences or training courses? Are you planning a training camp for your athletes or an advanced training course lasting several days with overnight stays? Would you like to host a sports event and are you looking for suitable event areas with excellent infrastructure?
The City of Kiel offers clubs, associations and charitable organisations various options for events with theHaus der Athleten (House of Athletes) (including sports boarding school and other overnight accommodation), the Regattahaus (Regatta House), the Vaasahalle (Vaasa hall) and large open areas at the Olympiazentrum Schilksee.
- By steamboat route F1
- By bus route 12 / 13 / 30S to the Olympiazentrum stop. Then you can walk along Starweg to the marina plaza, and go to the Haus der Athleten (House of Athletes) or the Regattahaus (Regatta House).
- By car
- Please do not park on the marina plaza - if you do you will have a parking ticket within the hour and may even be towed away. You will find plenty of free parking at theParkplatz „Tempest“ car park and from May to September - when no major events are taking place - at theParkplatz „Soling“ car park.
29. April - 1. May
May Offshore Regatta
27. - 29. May
Young Europeans Sailing
3. - 4. June
17. - 25. June
Kieler Woche - Kiel week
Lighthouse Swim / Open Water Kiel
22. – 23. July
4. – 12. August
ORC World Championship
16. – 17. September
Kieler Coastal Regatta
VR-Banken Schleswig-Holstein Triathlon
30. September – 2. October
Kieler Förde Marathon
Infocenter & Bookings
Soling 38, 24159 Kiel
Bus 12 / 13 / 30S, bus stop Olympiazentrum
Southern marina plaza, near the open air staircase
Here we also provide information on the many tourist attractions around Schilksee.
Monday - Friday 10 am - 12 noon & 1 pm - 4 pm
Closed on Saturday, Sunday and public holidays
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Staying overnight at the Haus der Athlet*innen (House of Athletes)
Our Haus der Athleten provides accommodation for athletes, trainers, conference and training course participants as well as for all sorts of clubs, associations and charitable organisations.
It is situated in a central location at the Olympiazentrum Schilksee, houses the sports boarding school of the Olympiastützpunkt Hamburg / Schleswig-Holstein (Hamburg/Schleswig-Holstein Olympic training centre) and also offers single or double rooms with modern furnishings for up to 33 guests. Catering fit for athletes can be provided by the kitchen at the Haus der Athleten.
All rooms - with direct access to the terrace out front - have a unique view of the sports marina and Baltic Sea. This is the place to relax in style after strenuous training sessions or other activities without missing out on what is happening in the marina. The rooms are fitted with a small shower bath, toilet and spacious wardrobes. The beach, swimming pool, shops, cafés and restaurants are all close by.
Our guests can also make use of our cafeteria, a small conference room or our 60 square metre, fully-equipped classroom. The building has an external lift providing wheelchair access to the Haus der Athleten as well as to the row of shops along the Fliegender Holländer promenade.
Independently of your overnight stay, you can also hire the "Classroom 100" for your event.
Conferences, training courses & more at the Regattahaus (Regatta House)
Situated on the marina plaza of the Olympiazentrum Schilksee, close to the Haus der Athleten, is our Regattahaus with its large roof terrace and wonderful view of the sports marina.
The Regattahaus covers two floors and a total area of approximately 340 square metres. All rooms measuring from 16 to 140 square metres are filled with light, are wheelchair accessible and equipped with modern event technology.
The rooms on the ground floor and first floor can be used in varying sizes, which means we can offer you the right room for any event format.
We can also provide appropriate catering for your event by request. We are conscious of and careful with our use of natural resources here.
You can book the Regattahaus for your club, association or charitable organisation via our Infocenter.
Events at the Vaasahalle (Vaasa hall)
The Vaasahalle is a sporting and multi-purpose hall with a floor area of around 600 m². It is situated in a prominent location in the Olympiazentrum Schilksee looking out over the sports marina and the Baltic Sea.
Whether you are planning a trade fair, conference, exhibition, sports event or public event with seating or tables for up to 240 people, the Vaasahalle is very flexible.
The spacious foyer can be used as a cloakroom or as an extra exhibition space or event area, for example, for catering.
We set the multi-purpose hall up entirely according to your individual requirements.