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Kiel, with its 246,000 inhabitants, is both the largest city and the capital of the federal state of Schleswig-Holstein. The city’s maritime flair is guaranteed by its position on the Kiel Fjord and on the Kiel Canal. The history of the city spans back as far as the 13th century. In 1233 the city was founded as the “city on the water” and today it is a heavily frequented starting point for international cruising, as the third largest passenger port in Germany. Kiel enjoys a high degree of international recognition, thanks to its sailing regatta “Kieler Woche”, which is one of the largest sailing events in the world. The city stages the major sailing competition every June and numerous cultural events form the framework for the Kieler Woche festival. A highlight of the festivities is the Windjammer Parade, which is attended by traditional sailing boats, historic steam ships and sailing yachts. Kiel is a city shaped by the water, with many maritime sights including the maritime museum and the marina. The symbol of the city is the town hall tower, which can be seen from miles around and which houses a glockenspiel that chimes every quarter of an hour. Art lovers are in their element in the Kiel art hall and at the municipal gallery. Numerous green areas and parks provide space for leisure activities in the open air. The old botanical gardens, in which one also finds the house of literature, is home to a diverse range of special plants as well as old woods, and invites visitors to linger a while. As the economic centre of Schleswig-Holstein, the city has an airport and optimum ferry links with the Scandinavian countries. The close proximity to water, the cultural facilities and the commercially favourable location make Kiel a city offering a particularly high quality of life.