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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. Use our Hamburg trip itinerary planning website to add Alster Lakes and other attractions to your Hamburg vacation plans.
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  • Hamburg's quaint and this lake adds to the charm. Walk, run or dine around it and it refreshes the mind. Takes relaxation to a different scale. A must visit. Go sailing in the summer!  more »
  • Alster lakes are two lakes (Binnenalster and Aussenalster) located inside the city of Hamburg. It is a playground zone, where you can walk, run, relax on the lake shore, eat or drink something in the ...  more »

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