Kiel Holtenau is a city of Kiel, in north-west of the city. Kiel Holtenau is located at the end of the Kiel Canal at the Kiel Fjord (Baltic Sea) and is known for its large lock for ships and as the site of the Kiel airport. North of Kiel Holtenau is the Olympic port of Kiel-Schilksee.
Holtenau’s landmarks are the canal locks, the Lighthouse and Wharf Tiessen. Another interesting building is the channel-pack house. The Holte Auer High bridges are obvious, but no longer have the charm of the first canal bridge by Frederick Voss.
Things to See & Do
* Wharf Tiessen
* Canal Bridge
* Kiel Canal
Cruise Season – Feb - Dec
Currency - Euro (€) (EUR)
Language – German
Land Area – 118.6 km² (Kiel)
Population – 237,000 approx (Kiel)
Electricity – 2 round pins European style
Time - GMT plus one hour
International Country Telephone Code - + 49
Port Location – The port of Kiel is located in the city centre of Kiel.
Travel Links - Kiel has a train station with trains to Hamburg, Lübeck, Flensburg and to locations in Denmark such as Copenhagen.
Kiel is a significant port for passenger and cargo shipping from Germany to Scandinavia, the Baltic States, and Russia. Passenger ferries operate from and to Gothenburg in Sweden (Stena Line, 13½ hours, daily), Oslo in Norway (Color Line, 19½ hours, daily), and Klaipėda in Lithuania (DFDS LISCO, 21 hours, 6 times per week). Cargo ferries operate from and to Saint Petersburg in Russia (DFDS LISCO, twice a week), and Kaliningrad in Russia (NSA, once a week).
The nearest international airport is Hamburg Airport, which is situated approximately 90 km to the south of Kiel.