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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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  • Very good32%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
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“boat trip” (39 reviews)
“big lake” (8 reviews)
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
Brucke 1, 22159 Hamburg, Germany
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Took a one hour tour, assured at the outset there were English commentaries. Boarded and paid, told to take a headset, none of them worked it was later in the gay all were flat batteries and the box was not plugged in to recharge them....More

Thank UKtog
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Reading about Alster lakes, I didn't expect much. The lake itself is average but there are two boat tours available that are great. The canal tour takes you across the lake through canals past million dollar homes and back into a bayou like canal system...More

Thank tomlriley
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Queued at ticket office, lady at counter said you can pay with card on the boat. Lengthy melee to get on the boat - 100 people buying tickets as they got on. We were sent back to the ticket office to pay with card. Lady...More

Thank PineappleSkip
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We walked around the main lake. It was beautiful as it was a Sunday evening and it was full of families and friends having fun.

Thank mariachapman
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The Alster consists of 2 lakes the Ausenalster (Outer- Alster) and Binnenalster (Inner - Alster) which are fed by the river, the Alster. The lakes are located right in the heart of Hamburg. The Alster cruises leave from the Jungfernstieg. You have a choice of...More

Thank Klaus F
Reviewed 9 May 2017

We stopped by here after seeing boat pictures on the reviews but when we got there we couldn't see any. There is some larger operated boat trips but from where we were standing there wasn't an awful lot to see. Looked like a nice bar...More

Thank Barbs25
Reviewed 7 May 2017

We had a free trip courtesy of our hotel. The ferry takes you all around the lake and is a great way to see all of it. It's also a pleasant place for a stroll around. Great at the weekends to see it so well...More

Thank flembers
Reviewed 7 May 2017

The lake is very tranquil and relaxing. Walked around the entire lake in a few hours taking time to stop and enjoy the sights. There are restaurants along the lake where on can stop and get refreshments. It was really enjoyable. Would highly recommend to...More

1  Thank Mountaineer57
Reviewed 7 May 2017 via mobile

The lakes are really beautiful, and you can take a boat tour around the lakes and also canals- it is a wonderful way to see Hamburg! Many boats offer coffee, other drinks, snacks, and cake on board. Great photo opportunity- you see a lot from...More

Thank momsuptoolate
Reviewed 4 May 2017

Had a walk around most of the lake, the weather was changing, but some sun and nice views, and a cosy hour sitting on a bench with the lake in sun. Must visit when you are in Hamburg.

Thank Tore A
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What are the best streets for walking for tourists in Hamburg, Copenhagen and Amsterdam ?
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
What is the best draft beer in Germany?
19 April 2017|
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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