Kiel Week 2021 opened in Schilksee: This year’s Kiel Week was officially opened by Prime Minister Günther on Saturday afternoon in the Kiel-Schilksee Olympic Center.
A little smaller than actually planned and significantly smaller than normal: As in the previous year, the Kieler Woche opened in Schilksee instead of the usual Kieler Rathausplatz. And instead of several thousand spectators, only a few hundred spectators were present at the Schilksee Olympic Center at the Olympic Port. While the Kiel Week 2021 will be smaller due to the corona, there were no major changes to the opening ceremony. Ship’s bell and typhon were ready on the small stage in Schilksee. Prime Minister Daniel Günther rang the ship’s bell (the so-called traditional bells) and the sailor Boris Herrmann operated the typhon, a blue ship’s horn.
Official opening of Kiel Week 2021 in Schilksee on September 4th, 2021
As is well known, concerts on large stages with thousands of spectators, the international market and numerous other events will not take place this year due to COVID-19. The focus of the Kiel Week 2021 is on sailing competitions. Nevertheless, despite the corona pandemic, there are numerous highlights in the coming days:
- Open Ship at the Kiel-Wik Naval Base
- numerous sailing regattas on the Kiel Fjord
- Sailing fireworks Olympic Center Schilksee
- Windjammer Parade
- Sailing cinema at the coastal power plant (Küstenkraftwerk)
- Kiel Week final fireworks with drone show
- and much more