The Bay of Kiel , in Danish Kiel Bugt , is a bay in the Baltic Sea , in the approximate center of which the Kiel Fjord leads to Kiel . In the west and south it is bordered by the coasts of Schleswig-Holstein , in the southeast by the island of Fehmarn and in the north by the Danish islands of Als , Ærø and Langeland . The border between Germany and Denmark runs in the north-west of the Flensburg Fjord . The Bay of Kiel contains other smaller bays and inlets such as the Schlei , the Eckernförde Bay and the Hohwacht Bay .
The lighthouse Kiel is located in the central Bay of Kiel . In addition to its function as a beacon for seafaring, there is also a pilot station, a weather station of the German Weather Service (DWD) and a measuring point of the Helmholtz Center for Ocean Research Kiel (GEOMAR) and the Federal Office for Radiation Protection .
View from the geotope Kliff Schönhagen south of Schönhagen over the Bay of Kiel. The Danish island of Ærø on the horizon on the left
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