Kiel´s Christmas Market

From 26 November to 23 December: a Christmassy atmosphere throughout Kiel - stroll on foot through the city centre of Kiel and experience Christmas in four Nordic and genuine Christmas markets. In Kiel you have the opportunity to discover your personal favourite market within just a small area.

Stadtwerke Eisfestival

The Stadtwerke Ice Festival arrives at the cruise ship terminal of the Ostsee quay! The blades will be glowing here once again from November 2018. The sheltered ice surface and the cosy pagodas let you enjoy carefree skating, company and Christmas parties, whatever the weather.

Scandinavian Days

For one weekend in November the Scandinavian Days spread Scandinavian flair into the centre of Kiel. Beside Nordic cooking and information about vacation areas you can also gaze at or buy original Scandinavian crafts. Shops are scheduled to open on the Sunday of this weekend.

Farmer´s and regional market

A fresh countryside breeze sweeps through the city on the fjord! For ten years now Kiel’s farmers’ and regional market has been held in the centre of Kiel. The city will be dedicated to agriculture and transformed into a market place for regional products, artisanal and historical crafts. Shops are scheduled to open their doors on the 7th of October from 1 – 6 pm.


This sports event has a beautiful course through the heart of the city and along the shores of the Kiel Fjord. It consists of a half marathon, a 10 km popular distance and a 6 km distance mainly for pupils. Be sure to register early, as the Kiel.Lauf enjoys a rapidly growing popularity. Become a part of the sports event or cheer on the runners and feel their fighting spirit up close!


It’s getting romantic at the Kiel-Canal: inhabitants, cyclists, tourists and many more are invited to join the longest chain of lights between Kiel and Brunsbüttel - with candles, torches and lanterns. In addition, in Kiel´s urban area there is a colorful program in the so-called maritime quarter.

Night of the museums

About 20 museums invite locals and visitors alike to celebrate the end of “Kultursommer” with the night of the museums. Museums, galleries und cultural institutions will surprise their guests with remarkable exhibitions, music, literature and dance until midnight. There will be a shuttle-service, which takes you from location to location. Afterwards you can enjoy the closing-party until dawn.

Cheese meets wine

The boat harbour (Bootshafen) of Kiel turns into a “celebration of delights”. Wine and cheese lovers are invited to taste a few of the more exquisite types of wine and national cheese in a maritime atmosphere. During the day, visitors are welcome to enjoy live music, small theatrical interludes and there is also the possibility of going sailing. In the evening typical national delicacies will be served in a tent and cheese lovers definitely won’t be the only gourmets catered to.