Kiel-Schilksee, possible 2024 Olympic Sailing Site

Coat of arms of Kiel - Wikipedia - source -Kommunale Wappenrolle Schleswig-Holstein

 

Kiel is both the capital and biggest city in Northern German   state of Schleswig-Holstein and we write about it often on this blog about Northern Germany and vacation homes there. http://www.germany-north.com/2014/12/03/kiel-harbour-closed-temporarily-wwii-bomb-defused-local-power-plant-germany-north-blog/

Both the German city states of Hamburg and Berlin want to be the 2024 Olympic city – that is if the residents of either of these cities supports their bids.

This support cannot be taken for granted however […] Continue Reading…

What is the biggest Island in Germany? Germany-North Blog

The most people I ask start guessing with islands they know and sometimes Rügen is not realized as island as it has a direct connection to the continent over the Rügendamm. But you are surely will realize a difference to the rest on germany if you are there.

First of all you need to drive with light during the day, so that feels already you are […] Continue Reading…

My favourite City on Rügen has got to be Sassnitz – by Germany-North Blog contributor Mr Theo

I’m still not sure if I ever want to live there, but for me as a ‘Berlin’  tourist its always an experience being in Sassnitz. This with or without a  seasonal or planned German Baltic coast holiday which is how most people see it.

Even if I was there more than one time I never regret walking along the 1444 meter mole until the end. You […] Continue Reading…

Kiel – capital and biggest city in Schleswig-Holstein

Coat of arms of Kiel - Wikipedia - source -Kommunale Wappenrolle Schleswig-Holstein

With a population of nearly 250,000, Kiel is both the capital and biggest city in Northern German   state of Schleswig-Holstein.

It is often overlooked by visitors who – understandably – flock to see Germany’s northern cultural and commercial capital, the city state of Hamburg, which dominates the area and lies circa 90 km to the south.

Because of its key geographic location in the north of Germany, […] Continue Reading…