SELF-GUIDED WALKING TOURS
KIEL SELF-GUIDED TOUR
Our tours work offline and are the perfect way to explore at your own pace.
No schedule or large groups means you can start, pause, or restart the tour at any time. Or even listen from home with the virtual tour mode.
The tour audio will move with you as it uses your location to play the audio automatically at the right time and the right place so you can focus on your surroundings and enjoy the sights.
Directions are included so you won't get lost. However, if you do head off in the wrong direction an audio alert will be played and you can also follow the map to the next location.
No Data, Roaming or WiFi required. Simply activate location on your smartphone to begin.
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If your cruise ship is stopping off in Kiel and you're looking for a great shore excursion, or you find yourself in Kiel for the day, our self-guided Kiel walking tours is the perfect tour for you. Discover the secrets of Kiel with a passionate, energetic, and knowledgeable guide who will have you laughing out loud as the surprising stories of Kiel are revealed.
This tour truly brings history alive as you discover how a little boy's medical treatments led to the birth of the Imperial German Navy. You'll also find out about Einstein's surprising Kiel invention, which we still use today. And why Kiel's town bureaucrats need a lift-riding qualification.
Winding through the city, our guided walk will introduce you to all the best bits of this wonderful maritime centre and along the way you'll:
• meet the last German Kaiser and uncover his lasting impact on the city
• find the best place to try a northern sausage by the sea
• get up close with the most famous seal citizens of Kiel
• learn where to buy your own super yacht
• find out what 9000 men achieved with 9000 shovels
• discover the origins of Kiel Week - the Oktoberfest of north Germany
This walk starts directly from outside the main cruise ship terminal and finishes up in Kiel's old market square, taking in some of the town's many stunning parks along the way.
You'll be guided through a part of the city you'd unlikely discover just on your own.
Allow for 60 minutes plus any extra time you may need to stop off at the many cafes, restaurants, bars and bakeries.
And don't forget to try a world famous German beer from the city's old monastic brewery at the end of the tour.
LABOE NAVAL MEMORIAL & WWII SUBMARINE TOUR
This self-guided walk of the Laboe Naval War Memorial and WWII Submarine U-955 museum ship starts directly from the main entrance and gift shop and is the perfect half-day shore excursion if your cruise is stopping off in Kiel, or you simply find yourself in Kiel for the day.
This tour of the Laboe Naval Memorial will provide valuable insights to truly enhance your experience and you’ll discover parts of the memorial you might never find on your own, including the flag room and model ship museum.
You’ll also learn about how incredibly tough the conditions onboard WWII submarines were through the eyes of a crew member, to give you an appreciation of fresh, clean air you never knew you had before.
Along the way, you'll also find out about the last German Kaiser’s impact on the city of Kiel, as well as learn about the rise and fall of the German Imperial and Nazi Navies, and how Kiel's sailors helped bring about the end of WWI and the German monarchy.
You can also look forward to:
• Taking in the incredible views and seeing all the way to Denmark from the observation deck on top of the tower.
• Sampling a fish roll by the sea - the favourite lunch of the locals.
• Learning about the construction of the Kiel Canal - the most used man-made canal in the world.
• Appreciating the sombre tomb-like reflection space dedicated to all those lost at sea.
• Exploring the WWII submarine and seeing the inner workings of the engine room, crew quarters and torpedo room.
Allow for 60 minutes plus any extra time you may want to stop and enjoy the sunshine on the neighbouring Laboe beach.
Please note the self-guided audio tour does not include the entrance ticket to the Laboe Naval Memorial or the WWII submarine.
You can purchase your tickets directly from the gift shop at the main entrance.
The Laboe Naval Memorial and WWII Submarine are located in the resort town of Laboe which sits at the mouth of the Kiel fjord and is approximately 30 minutes from the Kiel city centre.
This tour starts directly from outside the main entrance to the Laboe Naval Memorial. The address is 92 Strandstrasse, 24235, Laboe.