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Alster Lakes

Brucke 1, 22159 Hamburg, Germany
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Hamburg Small-Group Sunset Sailing Cruise on Lake Alster
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Illuminated Hamburg City Tour and Evening Cruise
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You can take a guided boat tour of the lake, or rent a canoe. There are running/walking paths through the park, along with bars and cafes.
  • Excellent57%
  • Very good33%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“boat trip” (39 reviews)
“pretty lake” (6 reviews)
“big lake” (8 reviews)
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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Brucke 1, 22159 Hamburg, Germany
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Reviewed 13 March 2018

Hamburg's quaint and this lake adds to the charm. Walk, run or dine around it and it refreshes the mind. Takes relaxation to a different scale. A must visit. Go sailing in the summer!

Thank SourKS
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Reviewed 12 March 2018

Alster lakes are two lakes (Binnenalster and Aussenalster) located inside the city of Hamburg. It is a playground zone, where you can walk, run, relax on the lake shore, eat or drink something in the bars&restaurants, buy in the shops, go by boat, see the...More

Thank AlbertSalichs
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Reviewed 6 March 2018

Great fun to do with friends and family, if is a good sunny day! Great out door exercise, and catching some sun light. I bit expensive if you dont have a boat, rent is a little bit expensive

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Reviewed 4 March 2018

Nice large lake which is nice to walk along or take a boat ride (only for the hardy in winter). Some nice venues around the lake to get a good view, notably the Alex restaurantat the bottom end.

Thank Alan P
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Reviewed 26 February 2018

Our cousins took my husband & I there the first time I visited his family. It's a beautiful quiet lake where you can take a rowboat out and enjoy a nice quiet row. For us it was romantic. Kids would also enjoy. We are going...More

Thank totheplane
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Reviewed 11 January 2018 via mobile

Even with non optimal wheather biking along the lake is enjoyable. The more historic neighbourhoods house beautiful villas. There are a few cafes with terraces on the lake. Also a good area for walking and jogging.

Thank Catharina50
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Reviewed 21 December 2017

I visited during December when there was a Christmas market next to the lake. There was lots of food & drink stalls with the stunning backdrop of the lake which had massive Christmas tree in the middle. Worth a visit

Thank del002014
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Reviewed 24 November 2017

Hamburg is famous for exclusive shopping, and the elegant Alster Arkaden is one of the most picturesque places for visitor's retail therapy. The historic arcades, inspired by Venetian architecture and lit by wrought iron lamps at night, lead visitors along the canals to Hamburg's main...More

Thank ArghyaKolkata
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Reviewed 30 October 2017

Scenic area for all tastes, from parks to shopping and dining. High end hotels set the tone for fine dining. But a short walk will bring you to all types of dining and shopping. I have never seen so many Swans in one area -...More

Thank Andre N
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Reviewed 23 October 2017 via mobile

Enjoyed every minute of it, a boat tour around this beautiful lake and canals of Hamburg gives you another splendid perspective of the city and the nice residences on the banks of the canals, one remark the guide comments only in German, and we were...More

Thank bestmimo
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Hamburg near Alster Lakes close to town end the smaller Alter Lake for shopping, also near Baumwall station and Rathaus area lots to see. For Amsterdam, I like around the red light area, lots of canals and architecture and... More
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There are no bad Draught (vom fass) in Germany. The secret is to setlle on whether you prefer Pils, Lager, Wheat, Dark then try those genres in each city or Town you travel to. German beers for the most part are pure... More
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