Kanalfähre Kiel-Holtenau (kostenlos)

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Recommended by 439 out of 469 cyclists


  • HamiHH

    The use of the canal ferries is free, so you can change sides as desired.

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    • June 8, 2017

  • Wildrocker 🌍

    One of the smallest and "funniest" ferries across the Kiel Canal at Kiel Holtenau. "How are all the bikes going to fit in there?", But then you'll be surprised how much space this little ferry offers!

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    • June 13, 2017

  • Sachsen Onkel

    Was pleasantly surprised that the ferries are free.

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    • July 22, 2017

  • Huntsman 🌲🌴🌵🏄

    Unfortunately, the ferry does not run so long, but since finally the way was released at the fjord, a great alternative to the high bridge, even though it is faster in the summer due to tourists over the bridge: D

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    • January 21, 2018

  • AndiT

    This small ferry was originally intended mainly for (professional) commuters (pedestrians and cyclists) between Kiel-Wik and Kiel-Holtenau ... but meanwhile it is also a popular way for tourists to cross the NOK on a short / direct / interesting way 😉
    As with all ferries and bridges over the Kiel Canal, the crossing is free of charge.

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    • October 11, 2018

  • Rüdiger

    The passenger ferry on the Kiel Canal connects Kiel-Holtenau with Kiel-Wik.

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    • August 2, 2018

  • Katl

    The free ferries are always a highlight. You always see people driving from one side to the other just for fun. But it pays off. Especially when a large container ship approaches you

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    • August 19, 2018

  • HamiHH

    Great little ferry. The ride is free and you can take your bike with you. If there is a lot going on you have to wait once.

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    • February 17, 2019

  • JR56

    The small ferry Adler I brings you - also with bike - for free on the channel. During the crossing you have great views on all sides of the NOK and the locks. I can clearly recommend a crossing.

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    • July 5, 2019

  • Sven

    It is a quick and easy way to get to the other side

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    • April 3, 2018

  • JR56

    The MS Adler I is a charming canal ferry.
    She is the "little one" in the big family of the shipping company Adler-ships:
    The "Adler I" was originally in Husum on behalf of the shipping line from the stack and has been working since 1984 as a canal ferry in Kiel-Holtenau. In the summer of 1989 she had her big show: Since the "Adler I" had to step in during renovation work for a while for the famous Rendsburger Schwebefähre. Nearly 50 people have space on the small ferry and are transported reliably and with great charm from shore to shore.


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    • July 6, 2019

  • Snorre

    Don`t Pay The Ferryman!

    • July 21, 2019

  • HJN

    Either the ferry or over the bridge, if you want to shore. Going to the bridge is much more strenuous than getting in the boat at ground level.

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    • September 15, 2019

  • FMali

    A free alternative to the high bridge ...

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    • June 20, 2019

  • Mark B

    The locks are great to see on the crossing. Bicycles can be taken with you without any problems. It can get tight in summer.

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    • April 14, 2020

  • Wanderer1960

    All ferries via the NOK are free, as the canal is not a natural waterway, but was created by human hands. So villages were separated. And because you came from A to B there before the canal was built, no customs / money could be taken for the crossings. Even a "translation" to the other side, which is not a bridge or a watercraft, had to be guaranteed. That is why the Schwäbe ferry was created under the high bridge in Rendsburg.

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    • June 2, 2020

  • Rüdiger

    The only free person and bike ferry across the NOK.

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    • February 17, 2019

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