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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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  • Alster lake within Hamburg is quite a big lake to walk around. There are ferries running and fountains. Check out for the fairs 
  • Walk among them, walk them slowly, doing sports in its parks, enjoy the panoramic view of the city... Essential.
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  • Is there were a lot of couples went alone would be good go at night because it was cloudy, but a beautiful night and there are many restaurants along the Lake
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