There many attractions in the city, which has a long maritime tradition as a Baltic Sea port and stands on the world's busiest canal. The canal connects the North and Baltic Sea. Exploring the city and this region of Germany is easy with a rental car The city has a dynamic cultural life with its three theatres and World class museums, including the Maritime and Computer Museums, Kunsthalle Art Gallery, and an Opera house. Restaurants abound and fish lovers should sample the Kieler Sprotte (sprats), also the affectionate name for the city's inhabitants. The Kiel-Molfsee Open Air Museum with 70+ historic buildings helps in understanding Germany's history. Take a road trip in your rental car to the historic town of Lubeck, Germany's UNESCO World Heritage site, 88.2 kilometres away. The pretty seaside resort of Travelmunde, has modern and historic attractions, including an early 15th century Fisherman's cottage, is a little further. There is so much to see and do in this part of Germany and hiring a car ensures that visitors can discover as much as possible during their stay.