Schleusenpark Kiel – The green oasis in the Wik with a viewing platform and a view of the Kiel Canal, the lock system and the Kiel Fjord.
The approximately 1.5 hectare Schleusenpark is a green oasis in the Wik district of Kiel and is located on an area that was formerly used by industry and the German armed forces. The entire area had to be renovated at great expense and contaminated sites had to be removed. Near the embankment in the direction of the Kiel Canal there is a 2.3 meter high viewing platform, also known as the Wiker Balcony, in the Kiel lock park.
The park and viewing platform are located in the Wik district of Kiel, between Herthastrasse and the embankment above Uferstrasse, which runs parallel to the Kiel Canal. The park and viewing platform were built in 2011/2012. You can reach the approximately 2.30 meter high viewing platform via the steps or alternatively via barrier-free ramps.
However, it must be added that the view is not the best as adjacent trees and buildings slightly obscure the view of the fjord and canal.