The City of Kiel is in the northeast corner of Germany on the Baltic Sea almost to Denmark. Actually, the City has been ruled by Denmark, Russia, Prussia and finally Germany. It is the home of the Christian Albrechts University which was founded in 1665! It has about 26,000 students from all over the world, which is one of the reasons that Nico and Natacha Chantel founded the Kiel International Church here. It is one of the busiest ports in Germany which makes it a real cosmopolitan area.
Our first day after recovering from the 6 hour ahead jet lag, we spent walking around the city. We walked probably 5 miles, just exploring. Many of the shop keepers, restaurant staff, and tourist guide folks speak at least a little English – more than we speak German. So getting around was easier than we thought it would be. Here are some photos of our day.