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Kiel Canal, Brunsbuettel, Schleswig-Holstein, Germany
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 9 September 2012

The cruise through the Kiel Canal was something we were not particularly looking forward to. We anticipated it as nothing more than an opportunity to catch up on laundry, reading and exercise. It was a very pleasant surprise to see all the little villages on...More

8  Thank Gene T
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Reviewed 3 September 2013

When cruising, you often gets a day "at sea", when you can take a rest from the constant tours and crowds ashore and do nothing but eat, sleep and gaze at the ocean. The Kiel Canal is a day "at sea", but there was no...More

5  Thank Melville P
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Reviewed 6 October 2018

We were fortunate to be on one of the few cruise ships that can use the canal due to height restrictions of the bridges on route. Many locals turn out to cheer us on our way through the green fields and traditional north German villages....More

Thank Ken N
Reviewed 19 September 2018

Actually, if you do want to count animals while on the canal, you would be mostly counting cows and the occasional dog running after a bicycle on the continuous road/path that lines both sides of the canal. You'd think that it would be exciting, but...More

Thank differentname
Reviewed 3 September 2018 via mobile

Fantastic Channel to visit and bike ride or walk along the Coast. Very Tricky to find hotel, most apps will send you to a fazer away other side of Elba river.

Thank Ado h
Reviewed 24 June 2018 via mobile

If you are thinking about a Baltic cruise, it is worth it in my opinion to select a ship that is small enough to move through the Kiel canal. This should be ships smaller than 950 people. The varied terrain mostly quite rural and the...More

Thank astephenz
Reviewed 19 August 2017 via mobile

Magnificent cruise through the canal - very pretty countryside. Particularly enjoyable lunch on deck as we sailed through.

Thank Bill R
Reviewed 30 July 2017

It's always a very nice experience to sit and watch al the boats passing through the Sluice in Brunsbüttel. Not something you see every day.

1  Thank bonusbedste
Reviewed 3 December 2016

This is a small, but important canal, linking the North Sea with the Baltic Sea. There have been a number of canals since the first one in 1784 and the number of ships using the canal is the highest for any in the world.

Thank CaseyandSue
Reviewed 3 September 2016

We went through the locks on our cruise ship, which was throughly fascinating. I stayed out on the balcony the entire time (took about 1.5 hours total) just to watch, not only the mechanics of the operation but to wave at the people on the...More

1  Thank fizzy1991
Reviewed 17 August 2016

1st time negotiating the Kiel Canal on a Fred Olsen cruise ship. Amazing technology watching ships of all sizes queue up (when busy) to enter through the huge canal gate and begin a journey of almost 70 miles seeing some stunning scenery.

1  Thank Ards25
Reviewed 19 July 2016

We went on a trip to Dithmarschen. This is an area north-west in Schleswig-Holstein at the North Sea. It is very flat and leafy there and lush meadows are everywhere. Driving past the farmyards and beautiful houses we realised that the farmers seem to be...More

1  Thank CiralaCirala
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Response from astephenz | Reviewed this property |
We were on the Holland America ship Prisendam. I am not familar with what passes close by other than the canal.