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Laboe Naval Memorial, U-Boat Museum & Kiel Week in Kiel, Germany

Best things to do in Kiel Germany - Tim Grossmann - Sailboat by Manfred Reinert on Pixabay

Sailboat. Photo by Manfred Reinert on Pixabay

I’m really excited to interview Tim Grossmann of the Explo App about Kiel, Germany. Tim’s tips for the best things to do in Kiel are awesome because he moved to Kiel three years ago after living abroad and loves how incredible summertime is because of its proximity to water.

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Sailing event in Kiel -Kieler Woche Hörn

Kiel, Germany

We share a lot of resources and local suggestions in today’s podcast, but you should also check out Welcome to Kiel, the local visitor’s bureau. They are a wealth of information and can help you plan an itinerary based on your time, budget, and interests.

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Best things to do in Kiel Germany - Tim Grossmann - Veloroute 10 street art

Veloroute 10 street art

Getting around Kiel

Tim says the best option is to fly into Hamburg Airport (HAM), then take either a car or the train to Kiel. Use our Expedia tool below to find flight, hotel, and rental car options.

Tim says you can get where you need to go by renting a bike or e-scooter. Parking is extremely difficult, so he doesn’t recommend renting a car. Uber and Lyft are excellent ways to get around if you need to go longer distances.

Best things to do in Kiel Germany - Tim Grossmann - Bakeliet cinnamon roll

Bakeliet cinnamon roll

Places we talked about on the podcast

Here is a map of all of the places we talked about on the podcast episode with Tim Grossmann about Kiel, Germany. You can zoom into the map and click on each dot to explore the city.

  • Red dots = best places to eat in Kiel, Germany
  • Green dots = best things to do in Kiel, Germany
  • Yellow dots = best places to stay in Kiel, Germany

Who is Tim Grossmann ?

Tim Grossmann started living in Kiel three years ago. He is the founder of the Explo App, which helps locals and visitors discover the best and most interesting places around. Because of creating this app he now knows most of what’s going on in Kiel and what places are worth a visit. He has probably taken a dozen tours to learn every little secret there is, yet there’s still more to discover.

Best things to do in Kiel Germany - Tim Grossmann headshot

You can connect with Tim on his website and on social media on Instagram and LinkedIn. The Explo App is available for both Apple iOS and  Google / Android devices.

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Best things to do in Kiel Germany - Tim Grossmann - U Boat at Laboe Naval Memorial by Achim Scholty on Pixabay

U Boat at Laboe Naval Memorial. Photo by Achim Scholty on Pixabay

Stay tuned for our next episode

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