Kiel, Germany

Known as the city that hosts the world’s largest sailing regatta (18 – 26 June, this year), Kiel, Germany has a multi-kilometer Embankment that is home to hundreds and hundreds of sail boats

Known as the city that hosts the world’s largest sailing regatta (18 – 26 June, this year), Kiel, Germany has a multi-kilometer Embankment that is home to hundreds and hundreds of sail boats

 

Kiel, the capital of Germany’s northernmost state, Schleswig-Holstein, is the jumping off point for the eponymous canal linking the Baltic with the North Sea [see our previous blog post].  Keil retains very little of its medieval origins thanks to heavy damage during WW II; the entire town was rebuilt after the war, with broad avenues and small parks replacing the narrow warren of streets.  Each June the city hosts the world’s largest sailing regatta; many sailboats can be seen along the multi-kilometer Embankment and the piers beyond.

 

Looking beyond the end of the embankment to piers and many more sailboats, Kiel, Germany

Looking beyond the end of the embankment to piers and many more sailboats, Kiel, Germany

 

Some of Kiel’s sailboats are from the golden age of fine wood craftsmanship in the construction of sailboats, Kiel, Germany

Some of Kiel’s sailboats are from the golden age of fine wood craftsmanship in the construction of sailboats, Kiel, Germany

 

Because the city was so heavily bombed and destroyed in World War II, many of the apartment buildings are of interesting modern design, Kiel, Germany

Because the city was so heavily bombed and destroyed in World War II, many of the apartment buildings are of interesting modern design, Kiel, Germany

 

The excellent view of the embankment and sailboats from our table at lunch at the Kiel Yacht Club (KYC), where we enjoyed deliciously prepared fresh, local fish, Kiel, Germany

The excellent view of the embankment and sailboats from our table at lunch at the Kiel Yacht Club (KYC), where we enjoyed deliciously prepared fresh, local fish, Kiel, Germany

 

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