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Kiel, the capital of the State of Schleswig-Holstein, was founded by Count Adolf IV of Schauenburg. In 1233, he built his 'Holstenstadt tom Kyle' - today's Kiel - on the peninsula of an arm of the Firth. In 1242, it was established as a city.

A significant boost to the city came with the university, which was founded in 1665 and named after Duke Christian Albrecht.

Kiel had developed into a major city with more than 100,000 inhabitants at the end of the 19th century. By 1918, the population has swollen to 300,000 before falling dramatically thereafter.

Now, Kiel is Schleswig-Holstein's leading service and educational centre, with about 240,000 inhabitants.

The picture was borrowed from the official website of Kiel where You could read more about Kiel.

  • Last visit to Kiel: Aug 2002
  • Intro Updated Aug 31, 2004
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  • dineh30's Profile Photo
    Mar 10, 2005 at 8:56 AM

    Hiya! Just to inform you, the church is called Nikolaikirche and the picture you see here is not the church but the Rathaus (town hall)!!!

  • grishaV1's Profile Photo
    Oct 22, 2004 at 6:31 AM

    ive a friend i visit in kiel. you make a nice page about that city :-)))))))))

  • Audrey118's Profile Photo
    Oct 8, 2004 at 3:45 AM

    brings back memory to my trip there...

  • K.Knight's Profile Photo
    Sep 6, 2004 at 3:25 AM

    Lovely pics and tips! You really seem to love your shipping museums! I think you will have plenty of time to build more pages the coming weeks?????


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