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When you visit Kiel, you should go sailing with the “bus line” of the fiord from the center to Laboe. It’s a very pleasant and cheap trip lasting a couple of hours.
Kiel is the capital and most populous city in the northern German state of Schleswig-Holstein, with a population of 240,832 (June 2014).
Kiel lies approximately 90 kilometres (56 mi) north of Hamburg. Due to its geographic location in the north of Germany, the southeast of the Jutland peninsula, and the southwestern shore of the Baltic Sea, Kiel has become one of the major maritime centres of Germany. Kiel has also been one of the traditional homes of the German Navy's Baltic fleet, and continues to be a major high-tech shipbuildingcentre. The town is an important sea transport hub, thanks to its location on the Kiel Fjord (Kieler Förde) and the busiest artificial waterway in the world, Kiel Canal (Nord-Ostsee-Kanal). A number of passenger ferries to Sweden, Norway, Russia, and other countries operate from here. Moreover, today Kiel harbour is an important port of call for cruise ships touring the Baltic Sea.
The name of the city is most likely derived from the wedge form of its bay (Keil in German).

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  • Copyright: frank lisborg (unclehotshot) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 557 W: 47 N: 680] (4004)
  • Genre: Places
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2014-08-00
  • Categories: Transportation
  • Exposure: f/5.8, 1/640 seconds
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  • Date Submitted: 2014-09-22 0:49
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