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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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  • August 17, 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 ...  more »
  • August 14, 2017
    extremely beautyful landscape wull channels beautiful nature view the trip so that you can not otherwise see. the crew xenagei in German! (if you do not know katalabaineis not anything (don't get!) had translation in English OK! interesting! don't miss!!!
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  • August 11, 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 b...  more »

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