Welcome to Kiel! The city of nice and warm summers at the beach, rainy days and cold winters.
Kiel is 90km north of Hamburg and the most populous City in the northern German state of Schleswig-Holstein.
The Christian-Albrechts-University of Kiel was founded in 1665 by Christian Albrecht, Duke of Holstein-Gottorp and has around 23.000 students today. Apart from the traditional 7 faculties, CAU also has a technical faculty, bringing the total to 8 faculties.
Several Nobel Prize Winners were affiliated with the Universtity of Kiel:
- 1902 Theodor Mommsen (Literature)
- 1905 Philipp Lenard (Physics)
- 1918 Max Planck (Physics)
- 1922 Otto Meyerhof (Medicine)
- 1950 Kurt Alder and Otto Diels (Chemistry)
If you have some spare time to enjoy the sights of Kiel here is our
selection: visit Nikolai's church which is the oldest building in Kiel or
the Holsten Street, which is one of the longest shopping miles in Germany
and the first designed pedestrian zone in Europe. The Botnical Garden is
just a few minutes walk from our institute (IEAP).