In Kiel you can experience large sailing boats up close, especially during the famous Kiel Weeks. Good restaurants and fresh fish can be found directly on the Kiel Fjord. In the north of the republic lies Kiel, the capital of Schleswig-Holstein. Directly connected to the Baltic Sea by the Kiel Fjord, the city has beautiful beaches as well as noteworthy sights. The Naval Memorial in nearby Laboe, the Kiellinie or the Maritime Museum are particularly well known. Olympic and Sailing City Kiel In the center of Kiel, the Kieler Woche (Kiel Week), the world-famous sailing regatta, takes place every year. On this occasion you can see quite a few tall ships dock in the harbor of Kiel. If you book in time at IntercityHotel Kiel, you will reach the center and the harbor quickly. Other attractions of the city are the various quays such as Norwegenkai or Ostseekai. In addition, there are many restaurants with the fish specialty "Kieler Sprotten" on offer.