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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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Private Guided Tour: Hamburg
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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.
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  • Average8%
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“boat trip” (39 reviews)
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
Brucke 1, 22159 Hamburg, Germany
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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
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
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
Reviewed 9 October 2017

It's an amazing idea to walk all around the lake. Half of the lake looks a park where you could walk through, with people jogging, walking with their dogs, people having picknick whilst the other half (the eastern part) has less of a park feeling...More

Thank Julie B
Reviewed 9 October 2017 via mobile

You don't expect a lake of this size in the centre of a city, there were three boat trips on offer varying from 1 to 3 hours , we took the 1 hour trip which was just long enough, pilot's commentary was only in German...More

1  Thank Dunc59traveller
Reviewed 25 September 2017 via mobile

We took a two hour tour from a boat call alster schippern if you don't speak german don't go it's a waste of money !! They have you a little square similiar to a gps where you can select the language this has a headphone...More

Thank fahlmasa
Reviewed 12 September 2017

A boat tour of the lakes and up the Alster river is a very interesting thing to do. Here you can see many of the very fine houses and gardens that line the river.

Thank Eurotraveler280
Reviewed 10 September 2017

We went out for a stroll around the lake on a Sunday afternoon and found it to be very pleasant. There were hundreds of people either walking, cycling or jogging around the lake, using the pathways. There were also lots of sailboats out on the...More

Thank Craig M
Reviewed 5 September 2017

The lake and its surroundings are great. We rented an apartments nearby so we walked around the lake some times. It is very enjoyable! Also at the southern point of the lake it seems to be common to have a live band playing some very...More

Thank Trigueiro
Reviewed 21 August 2017

Lovely lake situated close to AlterHaus, Rathaus and shopping. You can choose to take a boat ride if you wish or stroll along the paths at a leisurely pace. Lakeside cafes adorn the area and give you the opportunity to rest your feet and enjoy...More

1  Thank Sue H
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24 April 2017|
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Response from Go_Travel_Fun_12 | Reviewed this property |
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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Response from DoctorVonCueBall | Reviewed this property |
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