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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.
  • Excellent58%
  • Very good32%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
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“big lake” (8 reviews)
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
Brucke 1, 22159 Hamburg, Germany
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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 1 week ago

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 2 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Not stunning but relaxing and a great way to understand the city's connection to water. It's just everywhere and it's beautiful.

1  Thank Christian N
Reviewed 17 August 2017

The lakes were artificially created to feed a watermill in the past centuries. The smaller lake (Binnenalster) was inside the city walls, whilst the larger one (Aussenalster) was outside it. They are connected through a passage spanned by two bridges, under which boats can sail....More

Thank opossumd
Reviewed 11 August 2017

We went on a one hour boat trip in July. We came out the U bahn immediately beside the lake. It was raining and the first thing we saw was the fountain. Beautiful. We were on a virtually empty glass boat and the rain enhanced...More

Thank Gordon103
Reviewed 5 August 2017 via mobile

This was a beautiful way to see a different aspect of Hamburg... the only downside was that the tour was all in German and there was no translation. Beautiful views though!

1  Thank Rebecca_hamlett12
Reviewed 3 August 2017 via mobile

Amazing to have a lake in the city. The area has great views. Perfect way to spend a sunny afternoon watching people sail. Or go for a jog or a bike ride.

Thank Peter_Bomberg
Reviewed 28 July 2017

We woke up late so had to come up with a plan B so off to Alster Lake. We walked the path up past the US Embassy then stopped for drinks at Bodo's. Loving views, birds and swans. Peddle boats and boat tours available. We...More

Thank pinn
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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

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