Kiel Germany Hotels near Port (Cruise Ship Terminal)

Kiel Hotel near Cruise and Ferry Terminal in Germany

Kiel harbor and port

Hotel Deals Port of Kiel

Kiel is located on the Baltic Sea in the north of Germany, at the entrance to the
world’s busiest man-made waterway, the Kiel Canal (Nord-Ostsee Kanal).

The harbour is an important sea transport hub for ferries to Sweden,
Norway and Russia and cruise ships sailing to the Baltic Capitals and
Norwegian Fjords.

Plenty of well-priced accommodation can be found in the city centre.


Port of Kiel in Germany

The Port of Kiel is one of the main ports in the Baltic Sea region, home to a leading centre of German high-tech military and several shipyards. During the Second World War it was Germany’s main naval base. Today its still one of the homes of the German Navy’s Baltic fleet (The Deutsche Marine).

Cruise and ferry ships can berth at different locations across the city. Ships dock right in the city center and near the train station, at the new Berth 1 in the Ostuferhafen, Ostseekai cruise terminal, Schwedenkai or Norwegenkai pier. Plenty of excellent pre and post cruise hotels are located within close distance of the cruise terminals (piers).

Major cruise companies departing from the port are MSC Cruises, Costa Cruises and Hapag-Lloyd.

The closest major airports from Kiel are Hamburg Airport (1 hour) and Flughafen Lübeck (1h20).

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Kiel town and port view
Atlantic Hotel Kiel
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Excellent hotel situated in Kiel city centre near the train station. Some rooms overlook the harbour.

Kiel cruise port and harbor
B&B Hotel Kiel
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Budget friendly hotel next to Kiel Fjord in Germany, close to cruise port terminal (MSC, Costa,…)

Seaside near Kiel Germany
Comfort Hotel tom Kyle
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Great value for money 3 star hotel accommodation 500 m from the Kiel Fjord and Old Town district.

Kiel Cruise Port in Germany
  • Kiel in Germany

    The city centre and the historic district of Speicherstadt offers a wide range of small cafes, great restaurants and plenty of museums. It boasts also many lovely shops and a larger shopping center. Art lovers will enjoy a visit to the Kunsthalle zu Kiel, the largest museum of the city showcasing collections of modern art.

    Visit also the City and Maritime Museum ( in German “Stadt- und Schifffahrtsmuseum Warleberger Hof”), set on Kiel’s waterfront and displaying ship models, historical nautical instruments, naval paintings and much more maritime history.

    At the seaside you can taste the famous speciality “Kieler Sprotte”, which is a smoked fish, or you can enjoy a relaxing boat trip and see the port and harbour from the water. Kiel is also famous for its series of sailing regatta’s (Kieler Woche), held every year in the harbour area.

  • Beyond the city

    From the city you can easily reach the well-preserved medieval old town, Altstadt of Lübeck, an unique UNESCO world heritage site.

    The Schleswig-Holstein open-air museum in Molfsee is a perfect day out for families with children. More than 70 historical buildings and farmyards are reconstructed here and are completely furnished with household effects and tools.

    Just to the north of the city are some fine beaches, popular during the spring and summer months.

    Kiel is one of Germany’s main cruise ports. Others are Hamburg port, approx. 1 hour away, Warnemunde (port for Berlin) and Bremerhaven near Bremen.

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