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|Population:||236.902 (31. Dez. 2007)|
|Major roads:||A7, A210, A215|
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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 6.you'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 No.41, 42 or 71 till bus-stop "Stormarnstraße", follow the roundabout till directory "Grünes Herz" and hold out your sign.
Another option is to take the next bus-station after "Stormarnstraße", get out just behind the bridge, cars also have here a nice chance to pick up hitchhikers. Try to get a lift straight to Berlin or at least a petrol station on the A24, otherwise you might get lost..
Ferry to Gothenburg
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.
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.
If you got stuck in Kiel, contact Wukk for help,