If your trip to Kiel is all booked but your travel itinerary is looking a little empty, let us give you a few hints and tips.Close to the center, CITTI-PARK Kiel is one attraction to consider putting on your must-see list. If you still have some space on that schedule, Sophienhof and Kiel Opera House will keep you occupied as well.
You’ll want to check out nearby Ploen. What’s 17 miles when you have your own set of wheels? The road trip there is half the fun! Natural Park Holstein Switzerland should be high up on your list here. Kurpark Malente and Langenrader Windmuehle are also not to be missed. Neumuenster is another popular option. It’s 18 miles away and boasts a range of intriguing things to see and do. Tuch and Technik Museum, Neumuenster Zoo and Gerisch Sculpture Park are just the start.
Don’t forget to bring along your favorite book and perhaps even a volleyball. Kiel has some magnificent beaches you can drive to, such as:
Schröderstrand (4 miles away).
Schilksee Beach (7 miles away).
If you want to get out and socialize with new people, attending an event at Kieler Schloss is an excellent idea. You’ll find it 0.2 miles from Kiel, so look through the calendar of events and see if something grabs your attention.
Some people find weaving through traffic in big cities a bit tricky. But in a compact or economy car, the streets of Kiel will be a cinch. Rather spend your time exploring the surrounding sandy shores? Check out our awesome range of SUVs. With loads of cargo space and power under the hood, these larger cars will make those long, leisurely drives even more unforgettable. Ticking off all the attractions and experiences that Kiel is known for has never been easier with your own set of wheels.
You’re spoiled for choice when it comes to renting a car in Kiel. From SUVs with trunk space galore to easy-to-park compacts, you’ll find it all here. Choosing your ride depends on your budget and what activities you plan on doing. There are some road trips that are just begging you to splurge on your dream ride, whereas other adventures require no more than four wheels and a gas pedal.
In Kiel, you’ll need to stick to the right side. When visiting someplace new, it’s a good idea to opt for an automatic vehicle. That way, you can concentrate on the road ahead and not worry about gear changes.
It can be tricky to get a car space in Kiel. Once you nab one, make sure you pay close attention to the signage. Overstaying the specified time limit or parking where you’re not supposed to can put a dent in your vacation budget.
One of the best things about motoring around a smaller city is lighter traffic, so don’t stress too much about rush-hour gridlock. With a population of only 232,800, you can look forward to a smooth Kiel driving experience.
Speed limits vary in and around Kiel, but usually range from 30km/h to 130km/h. Most residential areas have a top speed of 30km/h unless posted otherwise.
Generally, your car rental company will bill the amount listed on the fine to your credit card, including local taxes and surcharges. Otherwise, they may share your contact details with the relevant local law enforcement agency, who’ll then send a fine straight to you.
If you have Bluetooth or similar functions enabled, you can use your cell phone while operating a vehicle in Kiel. But be sure to remain focused on the road.
The legal BAC (blood alcohol content) limit while operating a vehicle in Kiel is 0.05%. If you’ve got a big night planned, leave the car behind and organize some other way of getting home instead.
No, it’s not. In Kiel, red means stop, with no exceptions. When nearing traffic lights, always drive at a safe speed so you can easily stop when you need to.
Yes. Although, there are exceptions for vehicles operated by public transportation systems.