Most attractions in Kiel center around the harbor, reached by bus no. 41 or 42. Fare is 2.20€.
Contact Tourist Information Kiel, Andreas-Gayk-Strasse 31 (tel. 0180/5656700; www.kiel-tourist.de). It's open year-round Monday to Friday 9am to 6pm, and from May to September, also Saturday 10am to 2pm.
Special Events -- Kieler Woche (Kiel Week), held each June, celebrates the port's close ties to the sea. This week of special events, held for more than 100 years, includes a spectacular regatta in which more than 1,500 yachts race on the water of the Kieler Förde. In 1936 and 1972, the Olympic yacht races were held on the waters at Schilksee. For information, call the Kieler Wochenbüro at tel. 0431/901905, or check out www.kieler-woche.de.
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