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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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  • We were in brilliant sunshine in the March 2017 there. It was a beautiful walk by about 2 hours around the lake surrounded by Hamburg. We had us before an overview with the city hopping bus. After the tour, we knew where exactly is wanted to go for a walk. Here you can celebrities from TV and press private for jogging or flank meet.
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  • The lake is a must if you are in Hamburg. It is absolutely stunning and you can easily waste several hours there relaxing, taking a walk, enjoying a drink, picnic etc. It's a great view and it's peace...  more »
  • In the Centre of the town there is a Inner Alster Lake, and around it-7 health track. Here you can relax after a day of sightseeing in the city. Near Al'sterflit channel we admired the large colony of swans.
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