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Population: 236.902 (31. Dez. 2007)
Licence plate: KI
Major roads: A7, A210, A215
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Kiel is a city in Schleswig-Holstein, Germany.

Hitchhiking out

Direction Hamburg/South - Flensburg/North/Denmark

direction Hamburg/Flensburg from spot "IKEA"

Take the Bus No.82 to station "IKEA", there is a huge cross. The best option is to stand on the green strip where cars turn to one's left. Either you can stand straight in front of the traffic light – the driver has enough time to wave you in – or just stand 100 meters behind the traffic light, works too.

Try to hitch either in the morning between 6 and 8 or in the afternoon between 3 and'll have the most traffic, because lots of people are on their way to or back from work and can often give you a ride straight to Hamburg. Try to avoid to hitch between 08:00 and 10:00, traffic is low and most people head to destinations close around Kiel.

After a while the motorway splits.Hamburg A215, direction Flensburg A210. A lot of cars do have the sign "RD" (Rendsburg), so you might focus these cars if you want to go north...

Direction Berlin

From the main station take bus 41, 42 or 43 and get off at Spolertstraße. Hitch straight from the bus stop.

Ferry to Gothenburg (Sweden)

There are many trucks going onto this ferry and Stena line proudly calls it The trucker's route. This ferry used to be very very popular among hitchhikers when you could easily hitchhike onto the ferry for free and sleep wherever you wanted. When Stenaline changed the rules and made cabins obligatory things changed.

(the following prices changed it cost now around 70euro/700sec to get a second driver on board.) If you manage to enter the ferry as a second driver on a truck you pay approximately 250 SEK/32 EURO for the crossing. This price includes a big all-inclusive buffet (310sek), big breakfast buffet (110 SEK), a lunchbox to go when you leave in the morning (90SEK), a cabin that is to be shared with your driver (Cheapest ones cost 740 SEK and that's with 2 beds, there are no cabins with one bed) and the crossing (710 SEK) The fee for the crossing can be avoided by hitchhiking with regular cars as well. Ferries leave from SCHWEDENKAI in central Kiel. Boarding starts about 1.5 hours before departure.

Public Transport

To plan trips using Kiel's buses and intra city ferries, use the English version of the local transport organisation:

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