A few weeks ago I posted a blog entry about Kieler Woche, the huge sailing event that takes places here every year. I wasn’t sure what to expect. I knew that it was a big event, however it was far bigger than I imagined.
For those people that live in Brisbane, it is very similar to the Ekka, but with Beer stalls everywhere. People everywhere, drinking, dancing, and partying. It was such a great atmosphere. Most of it was set along the water, hundreds of boats docked, and people everywhere watching the World Cup. I am sure that the World Cup was also a huge draw card, and meant that Kieler Woche was more popular than usual.
The website for Kieler Woche says that some 3 million people come to Kiel over the 10 days, but I am sure it was more this time. Doesn’t matter where you went in Kiel, there were stages everywhere, with live bands of all different types of music. There was something for everyone.
As always I took heaps of photos, but still they don’t capture the atmosphere as well as I would have liked. Most of the photos were taken after Germany won through to the round of 16 in the World Cup, so there is an obvious theme.
All in all, we all had a fantastic time. Made it pretty difficult to go to the gym with all this excitement. Back to it tomorrow!!