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Alster Lakes, Hamburg

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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. Plan to visit Alster Lakes and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Hamburg attractions using our Hamburg trip itinerary planner.
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  • After a day of shopping we decided with the canal boat an hour about the inner and outer Alster. A nice tour with lots of information about the to these lakes lying buildings and homes.
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  • Take a stroll around the environs of this lake is very pleasant. A beautiful spot and a feast for the eyes.
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  • Change in the city walk. With the old machine a great experience in combination of art, culture and nature.
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