Key time to cruise: All year round.
What we enjoyed: We traveled down the Kiel Canal which was really interesting with lots to see.

Germany has a very sophisticated network of waterways, which provides an excellent way to explore this country. 

The Kiel Canal, Germany

Rendsburg High Bridge with its suspension ferry across the Kiel Canal.

One of the key waterways in Germany is the Kiel Canal. The Kiel Canal runs for almost 100 km and links the North Sea with the Baltic. It is one of the world’s busiest artificial waterways and provides an excellent way to see many aspects of Germany.

Whilst traveling through the canal one of the key sights that fascinated the Grey Wolf team was the Rendsburg High Bridge. The “Schwebefähre” (suspension ferry) connects Osterrönfeld and the city of Rendsburg. Other key attractions along the canal include Kiel and Hamburg.


U-995 Type VIIC at the Laboe Naval Memorial

U-995 Type VIIC at the Laboe Naval Memorial

There is a strong maritime influence within Kiel. During it’s history Kiel was the key manufacturing site for submarines during World War 2. Today the only surviving VII-C-U boat from World War 2 can be seen. The production of civil and commercial ships is still an important aspect of the city with large cranes dominating the skyline.

Within Kiel there are eight museums all reachable by foot within an hour. From Kiel’s maritime history to classical antiquities to the fine arts, each museum offers an interesting insight.

Hamburg at night time.

Hamburg at night time.

The Kiel Canal links to many waterways, which provides opportunities to explore Germany. Kiel Canal links to the North Sea, which in turn permits Hamburg to be accessed via the River Elbe.

Hamburg is  the country’s biggest port and second busiest in Europe. The harbour is at the heart of the city and a great place to start any sight seeing.

Our team will help create the perfect itinerary to ensure the many wonderful aspects of Germany will be enjoyed.

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