Our Comfort Hotel tom Kyle is located in the city of Kiel. The city received its town charter in 1242 and was then called “Holstenstadt tom Kyle”, meaning “Am Keil”, which translates to “by the wedge”. A look at a map of our town reveals that clearly, the “Keil” (engl. wedge) refers to the wedge form of the bay, the Kiel Fjord. Kiel was founded by Count Adolf IV. of Schauenburg, as were many towns in Schleswig-Holstein at that time. Around the same time, the Franciscan monastery in which our founder lived and later died was founded.
Kiel became a university town on 5 October, 1665. In the neighbourhood of our hotel, you will be able to learn and experience what came of this then small town, since you will find the large university hospital of Kiel close by.
Sadly, many historic buildings are no longer to be found. The city’s oldest building is the Warleberger Hof, which is home to the town museum. One of the wings of the old Kiel castle is also still preserved.