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Alster Lakes, Hamburg

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Water Body · Hidden Gem · Nature / Park
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Admire the results of an early dam project at Alster Lakes. The lakes were created in the 12th century when the Alster river was dammed, and they've become a vital component of Hamburg's character. You can wander along the extensive network of waterside pathways that crisscross the surrounding green spaces. You also can cross the bridge that separates the two lakes. Historic buildings dot Inner Alster, which features a 35 m (115 ft) high fountain at its center. For a longer trip, make your way around Outer Alster, where you can take in the city's skyline and photograph its reflection on the water's surface. If you'd like more action, rent bicycles. Boat tours offer a different vantage point. Use our Hamburg trip itinerary planning website to add Alster Lakes and other attractions to your Hamburg vacation plans.
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  • In time of Corona crisis, we get to appreciate walking in outdoor spaces. The scenery of this lake is perfect for this purpose. It is surrounded by beautiful buildings that help you to time travel... 
    In time of Corona crisis, we get to appreciate walking in outdoor spaces. The scenery of this lake is perfect for this purpose. It is surrounded by beautiful buildings that help you to time travel...  more »
  • These two lakes are a place for relaxation, sporting, walking and joy. In the center of Hamburg city these lakes provide scenery to and from the Altstadt and the rest of the city. An easy trip to... 
    These two lakes are a place for relaxation, sporting, walking and joy. In the center of Hamburg city these lakes provide scenery to and from the Altstadt and the rest of the city. An easy trip to...  more »
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  • Took a paddle boat trip in Alster lake, very enjoyable trip, 1 hour for 22 eur, the boat can fit 4 grown-ups easily, the weather was very nice, we had an amazing time, I recommend anyone coming to Hamburg to try it!
  • Alster Lake one of the sight seeing in hamburg , its give life to the place , its in the center of hamburg , it give you felling of relaxation , peace , i walk around the lake , see swans and light of the city , boats , the boat trip takes aorund 1 hour , its gorgeous ... Recomended

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