Borealis – Bergen Contemporary Music Festival

Borealis is a festival for experimental music. A place where we celebrate the music that falls between the gaps. A place for adventurous listening. Bringing together new musical experiments from Bergen, Norway and around the world, Borealis occupies the city for 5 days each March, taking over the art galleries, concert halls and warehouse spaces, with concerts, installations, talks and films.


Four days metal festival with nearly 60 bands playing at USF and Hulen. Blastfest has accepted the challenge and has delivered! It is official, Blastfest will be even bigger! With very positive results and excitement of recent polls, the festival has expanded into a 4 day event with a total of 60 bands! This festival is now arranged for the fourth time.



A diverse cultural and aquatic programme awaits the people from Kiel and their guests at the Bootshafen: during six weekends in the afternoon and on into the evening a floating stage will offer poetry slam, jazz dance shows, readings and live music in a relaxed maritime atmosphere. The deck chairs offer a wonderful opportunity to lay back and enjoy the food and drink with the evening’s harbour skyline as a backdrop.


Cheese meets wine

Kiel´s boat harbour (Bootshafen) turns into a “celebration of delights”. Wine and cheese lovers are invited to come and taste a few of the more exquisite types of wine and national cheese in an maritime atmosphere. During the day, visitors are welcome to enjoy live music, small theatrical interludes and the possibility to go sailing. In the evening the tent of delights, where typical national delicacies will be served, ensures that cheese lovers won’t be the only gourmets catered to.


Kieler Kultursommer

The summer of culture (“Kultursommer”) will regale you with concerts, theatre shows, readings, expositions, lectures and festivities, culminating on 25th August, when the night of the museums (“Museumsnacht”) will be celebrated featuring remarkable expositions, music, literature and dance in Kiel’s museums until midnight.


Sailing Project Camp 24/7

“A taste of sailing” - trips and sailing courses for children, youths and guests of our city. The sailing camp, which is the only of its kind in Germany, invites you to optimist sailing courses, city tours by boat, after work sailing and many other sailing events directly at the Kiellinie seven days a week.


“Unser Norden” Beach Tour 2017

For the 5th year running, Germany’s beach volleyball elite will come to Kiel’s Holstenplatz. The preliminary tournament of this year’s „Unser Norden“ Beach-Tour promises to keep spectators on the edge of their seats, uniting sports and a breezy beach atmosphere -  all of this is right in the heart of the city! Look forward to top-class sports featuring the country’s finest.