Kiel is a port city on Germany’s Baltic Sea coast. In the old town, the rebuilt, medieval St. Nikolai Church hosts classical concerts. Holstenstrasse and Dänische Strasse are streets lined with shops. Along the Kiel Fjord, the Maritime Museum displays model ships and nautical instruments in a former fish auction hall. Cruise ships dock at the Ostseekai Terminal in Germania Harbor.
Kiel is the capital and most populous city in the northern German state of Schleswig-Holstein, with a population of 249,023 .
Germany , officially the Federal Republic of Germany , is a sovereign state in central-western Europe.