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The sentence "As such it should not surprise that the local well-wish "Immer 'ne Hand breit Wasser über Kiel" is known in all of Germany." is wrong.

There is no such well-wish, neither in Germany nor in Kiel.

I am a born Kieler and very close to activities on or around the Water. Be it in rowing for 27 years in the Rg.R.C. Aegir, Kiel or occasionally in the EKRC (Erster Kieler Ruderclub) or occasional sailingtrips with friends.

The right wish is "Immer eine Handbreit Wasser UNTER dem Kiel (everytime a handwidth Water UNDER the keel)" and refers to the namegiving porcedure for a ship or a boat.

In case of this well-wish the word Kiel refers to the constuctional part of a ship or a boat, NOT to the city of Kiel. The name of the city of Kiel origins from it's medieval name "Holstenstadt tom Kyle" (Holstein-city at the firth), later just called "tom Kyle" and the over the centuries evolved to Kiel.

Please delete this sentence, for it is wrong in content and gives a misinformation about Kiel.


sincerely yours

Philipp Scheer --46.142.17.221 (talk) 11:11, 17 November 2015 (EST)

Dear Philipp Scheer, thank you for pointing this out and the detailed explanation. The sentence has been deleted per your request. However, you can delete, edit, and add information as you see fit ot the articles about places you know well. Have you considered creating a user account so you get credit for your contributions and many other advantages Also, if you're new to the whole wiki software look at the wiki markup to get an idea of how to use the wiki markup (we dont use html tages for formatting). If you need help, check out Wikitravel:Help, and if you need some info not on there, please feel free to contact me or post a message in the travellers' pub. I look forward to more contributions! --Binbin (talk) 07:01, 17 November 2015 (EST)