Kiel

©Landeshauptstadt Kiel

Kiel is the capital of Schleswig-Holstein, the most northern German state. Founded in 1233, Kiel is home to more than 250.000 inhabitants. About 35.000 of them are students. Directly located at the Baltic Sea, Kiel is famous for its sailing conditions and hosts the annual Kiel Week (Kieler Woche). The Kiel Week is one of the world's greatest sailing events and atttracts thousands of visitors every year.