Set goals and achieve them.

Your Lieblingsplatz is the starting point. Here you can shape your life, network and advance your career. The state capital Kiel offers you the perfect setting - not too small, not too big - beaches, parks, a lively city and a whole lot of big ships. Diverse and relaxed – simply northern Germany.

The city

Kiel is a large city by the sea. And you can feel that everywhere. Kiel is famous for its Kiel Week and sailing in general. Various beaches invite you to take a deep breath throughout the year. The university city of Kiel is home to more than 30,000 students, who enrich the city’s culture.

Education and career

In addition to the university, Kiel also has a large university of applied sciences, an art academy, worldwide known research institutions such as Geomar and a lively start-up scene. Those who have studied here also like to stay a little longer and take their first steps as young professionals here.

Culture and leisure

Opera house, theater, theater ship, art gallery, cinemas from multiplex to quite dreamy or independent. Numerous pubs and clubs, open-air events in the summer and international concerts in the Ostseehalle (actually: Wunderino Arena), probably the most successful professional handball team in the world, second division soccer that’s not bad at all and many more. There's a lot to discover in Kiel and the North Germans are always happy to welcome new people.

Gastronomy and shopping

Kiel has a varied pub and restaurant scene - from upscale cuisine to student bistros. Some of them are located right on the waterfront – just fantastic. Everyone is sure to find their second-favorite spot here.