Bootshafensommer Kiel

Live - für alle - Open-Air und kostenfrei in Kiels schönster Mitte
Bootshafensommer 2024

We're getting going again! The 16th Bootshafensommer 2024 will take place from July 19 - August 25, 2024 in the heart of Kiel's city center. On six weekends, visitors can look forward to a variety of live music and various themed days on Fridays and Saturdays between 15:00 and 22:00.


Bands 2024 application (until 31.03.24)

You and your band want to be on stage this year and inspire the Bootshafensommer with your songs? Click here for the application form.

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Wide range of music for every taste

Artists from a wide range of genres, from punk to classical to reggae, provide the soundtrack to summer for every taste against a maritime backdrop. The organizers from Kiel-Marketing attach great importance to a wide range of music - and provide both newcomers from Kiel and nationally known acts with a stage in a unique location. The catering partners spoil guests with culinary delights and summery cold drinks.

Vom 19. Juli bis 25. August 2024
Impressions of the Bootshafensommer

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17. Kieler Enterennen beim Bootshafensommer 2023
17. Kieler Enterennen beim Bootshafensommer 2023
17. Kieler Enterennen beim Bootshafensommer 2023
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Bootshafensommer (35 von 54)
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(c): Jörg Horn (NordischbyMusik); Kiel-Marketing


Interested in details about the 2023 Bootshafensommer?

FAQ - Frequently asked questions

    The boat harbor is centrally located in the heart of Kiel. Surrounded by maritime flair and in the immediate vicinity of Kiel City Hall, the Old Market and the Kiel Fjord.

    No, the Bootshafensommer is live - for everyone - open-air and free of charge in Kiel's most beautiful center.

    You are welcome to drop by on Fridays and Saturdays between 15:00 and 22:00. We look forward to seeing you!

    Yes, there are public toilets available free of charge. There is also a barrier-free toilet on site for holders of a so-called Euro key. If you do not have such a key, simply contact us.

    In addition to the musicians, there will be table football and the popular sack punch for the little ones. You can pick up free hearing protection at the information stand.

    For small and large appetites, you will find everything your heart desires, from hearty burgers, fish sandwiches, chips, vegan savory crepes and falafel to gyros. For dessert, there is ice cream and vegan sweet crepes.
    The drinks on offer range from classics such as beer and soft drinks to freshly made cocktails, long drinks and various coffee specialties.

    Yes, you are in a public area during the event. However, please bear in mind that a great and expensive program is put together here every year and that the organizer or the stand operators are therefore also dependent on the sale of drinks and food.


The Bootshafen is centrally located in the heart of Kiel and can be easily reached by bus, bicycle, car or on foot.



The bus stop "Bootshafen" is served by the KVG bus lines 30S, 32, 41/42 and 61/62. Here you can get aTimetable information about Nah.SH.



Sufficient parking spaces are available in the immediate vicinity. Information at



Bicycle racks are available. You can also use the SprottenFlotte bike-sharing service. The first 30 minutes are free of charge.



Access to the event is barrier-free, and a disabled toilet is available for holders of a Euro WC key.

(c): Jörg Horn (NordischbyMusik); Kiel-Marketing

Many thanks to our sponsors!

Das sind unsere Förder*innen.

Many thanks to our technical partners!

Das sind unsere technischen Partner*innen.


Would you like to support the Bootshafensommer 2024 with your contribution?

Your contact persons

 Christian Schütze<br>Head of Event Management<br><a href="tel:04316791053">Tel.: 0431 / 679 10-53</a><br>Mail: <a href=""></a>
 Nicolas Grimm<br>Program management/ band applications<br>Mail: <a href="" title="Öffnet ein Fenster zum Versenden der E-Mail"></a>