Located on the Baltic Sea at the end of a fjord, Kiel has a rich maritime history and serves as the major departure point for ferries from Germany to Norway and Sweden.
The shipbuilding port was heavily bombed during World War II and most of its historic buildings were destroyed, but the city was rebuilt in a modern architectural style. Its main attractions include the 13th-century St. Nicholas Church, two botanical gardens and one of the oldest pedestrian shopping districts in Germany, locat... Subscribe to travel42 to read the full Destination Guide. travel42 offers professionally written guides on more than 5,700 travel destinations and ports-of-call worldwide. Go to travel-42.com to learn more, or call 1.866.566.8136 to subscribe. Copyright (c) 2014 Northstar Travel Media, LLC. travel42.