By Zak Rozsman
If you’re traveling to Germany this month you won’t want to miss Kiel Week which runs from June 20-28th. Kiel Week (Kieler Woche) is held annually during the last full week in June in Kiel, Germany and is dubbed the ‘largest sailing event in the world’. The Kieler Woche was first held in 1882 and has been a long standing tradition in Germany. This year they are celebrating the 133rd Kieler Woche and there will be over 5,000 sailors from 50 different countries participating in the various events. You don’t just have to be a fan of sailing or regattas to enjoy this event as Kiel Week is regarded as one of the best Volkfest’s in Europe. The Kiel Week festivities start off with the “sound check,” which is a huge music festival, and ends a week later with a bang, a magnificent fireworks display that is visible all across the Bay of Kiel. During the week, there are hundreds of events and some of the best sailing you will ever see!