Took train from Kiel station (about 1 mile from cruise port) to Lubeck, which is a very pretty medieval town. The train trip takes about 1:10 to 1;30 depending on the train. The old city is about a 20-minute walk from the train station, so given the short port time, you have about 3 hours available in the town. This is enough time to walk around, peek into the small upscale design stores that occupy many of the street level shops, and sit down at a cafe for a coffee and something to eat. And don't forget to get some marzipan, if that is something you like. BTW, Kiel and Lubeck are both in the German state of Schleswig-Holstein. You can purchase a day card from Deutsche Bahn for unlimited rail travel in any one state beginning at 9AM. A second person can be added for an additional 3 euro. So our total rail costs for the day were less than $40 for two people.
Visited: Aug 14, 2018
We had a walking tour with a wonderful guide and learned a lot about this city. We had no idea that the canal has more traffic than the Panama and Suez combined. It has a very interesting history.
Visited: Jun 03, 2018
Not much to Kiel itself but the shore excursion to Lubeck was nice.
Visited: Jul 07, 2015
Take the train to Lübeck. Takes about an hour. €16 return. A very attractive town. Birthplace of Thomas Mann.
Visited: May 20, 2018
5 hour check in process....unacceptable.
Visited: Aug 05, 2016
We took the bus to the concentrationcamp
Visited: Aug 11, 2017
Went to Luebbeck--well worth the trip.
Visited: Jun 13, 2015
We did an independent walking tour. Not bad.
Visited: May 31, 2019
No excursion. Good port for Embarking and Disembarking
Visited: Jul 09, 2019
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