Summer in a Baltic Sea City Spa: Relax in Kiel
With a stunning Fjord setting, the city of Kiel is an ideal choice for visitors looking for a Baltic Sea city spa break. Known as the ‘Gateway to the Baltic’, the city is the capital of Germany’s Schleswig-Holstein region, an area known for its beautiful natural landscapes. Kiel lives up to this local reputation; water surrounds the city, creating a relaxed, yet vibrant atmosphere, as well as beautiful views around the harbour.
Indulge in a Baltic Sea City Spa
This relaxed atmosphere makes Kiel a great destination for those wishing to indulge themselves. There are a number of beaches in the city limits, and the nearby Friedrichsort cliffs provide lovely views and fresh sea air. The Hotel Birke, situated on the outskirts of a forest close to the city centre, offers a variety of spa packages in peaceful surroundings, making it a fine location in which to enjoy an uplifting break.
The Sailing City
Following severe bombing in World War 2 much of Kiel’s centre had to be rebuilt, giving the city a distinctly modern feel. One of Kiel’s major attractions is therefore its shopping district: there are numerous malls, and the city’s Holstenstrasse is one of the longest shopping streets in the country. Also very popular are the selection of museums and galleries, many of which focus on the city’s maritime traditions. Unsurprisingly though, in a city with such a strong shipping history, the biggest attraction is Kiel Week; the world's largest sailing event. Held in June, Kiel Week is also one of the biggest annual festivals in Germany. Over a thousand activities, ranging from concerts to food fairs to firework displays, attract millions of visitors ready to enjoy the spectacle. This combination of culture and leisure makes the fascinating, laid-back city of Kiel an excellent choice for a Baltic Sea city spa experience.