The Kiel Week attracts millions of visitors to the state capital Kiel every year. The team behind Kieler Woche is working all year round to make the 126th Kiel Week from 20to 28 June even better. That’s why we’ll tell you the latest ideas here. However, these still have to be approved by the Main Committee on Thursday 6 February.
The start of the Kiel Week will be brought forward, but only by two hours. The opening ceremony on 20 June will therefore take place at 5.15 p.m. The reason for this is the European Championship, which is due at the same time. From 6 p.m. all fans of football and public viewing are invited to cheer on the German team at the Rathausbühne. The next game will be shown on Wednesday, June 24, at 8 p.m.
Town Hall Stage
In addition to the popular classics, such as Classic-Open-Air and “Kiel sings”, well-known events are back at the start. The Kieler-Woche-Tanzfieber, the Marinemusikkorps or the Blues-Night provide a good atmosphere on the rathausd. New on the town hall stage are the up-and-coming artists, who get their chance for a large audience there, as well as the Midsummer Picnic for the Lütten and the Groten on June 24 in Hiroshima park.
The variety of stalls at the Town Hall Market is very popular every year. At this year’s Kiel Week, the international market is set to become even more beautiful, as the Kieler Woche office promises a “market of encounters” with a new concept and more seating. In the future, the market is to become even more barrier-free. This is ensured by flat cable bridges and new wheelchair ramps.
A big highlight on the international market: For the first time, Germany will also be represented on the Rathausplatz. Kiel’s sister city Stralsund will fill the Germany stand. There is of course beer to drink – among many other delicious sips – and there is also beer to watch. The history and production of German beers will be shown at the stand. In addition, a roper presents his craft. Everything is accompanied musically by a shanty choir. Typical northern German.