Veranstaltungshighlights in Kiel

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In spring, we jump together into the Kiel Fjord, experience great Sunday openings, celebrate at the boat harbour and expand our horizons during the digital week. Everyone will find something to suit their taste here. Find out more about varied events in the middle of Kiel here!


Every year in April, Kiel's bathing season officially begins with the bathing in the Kiel Fjord at the Kiellinie. Whether with or without a wetsuit - we look forward to seeing you!

Cheese meets wine

Cheese dairies of the KäseStraße Schleswig-Holstein - awarded with the quality mark "Geprüfte Qualität Schleswig-Holstein" (certified quality Schleswig-Holstein) by the Chamber of Agriculture - meet vintners from Southern Germany in front of a maritime backdrop and invite you to feast, linger and enjoy with daily live music!


From loud to quiet, from opera to duck, from sausage to veggies, from classical to reggae - the Bootshafen Summer has something for over 70,000 visitors every year. For 15 days, Kiel celebrates with national and international artists in various musical genres at the boat harbour. Celebrate with us!

Live broadcast Summer Theatre

Über 18.000 Zuschauerinnen und Zuschauern an verschiedenen Live-Übertragungsstandorten wOver 18,000 viewers at various live broadcast locations attend the live broadcast of the summer opera every year. With performances such as Kabale und Liebe or Carmen, Kiel becomes the cultural hotspot in the north. Make yourself comfortable!ohnen der Live-Übertragung der Sommeroper jährlich bei. Mit Aufführungen wie Kabale und Liebe oder Carmen wird Kiel zum Kultur-Hotspot im Norden. Machen Sie es sich gemütlich!

Kieler Lichtermeer

The Kieler Lichtermeer brightens up the dark season and leaves glowing memories for young and old.

A hand-picked artistic programme awaits you at the boat harbour and many small stages around the Kleiner Kiel. Music, cabaret and light atmosphere merge every year anew to form the Kieler Lichtermeer.

Kiel Christmas Markets

Discover Kiel's Christmas markets and let yourself be enchanted by the smell of mulled wine, roasted almonds and the Christmas atmosphere. We look forward to your visit!