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Aussenalster, Hamburg

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Aussenalster offers a thousand-year-old recreational oasis in the midst of urban Hamburg. The manmade lake is in a historic district near the site of the former city walls. You'll encounter parks, forested areas, and a number of white, copped-roofed buildings as you wander around. Around its 7 km (4.35 mi) perimeter, you can find different ways to explore--rent a bike or kayak, or take a boat tour. Theere are many cafe and restaurant options. Arrange to visit Aussenalster and other attractions in Hamburg using our Hamburg trip itinerary builder.
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  • August 18, 2017
    Just yesterday I drove back with the wheel to the Alster and noticed how beautiful this is. The sidewalks are big and also the cyclist can ride here easily. You can make a stroll here real good!
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  • August 17, 2017
    A fairly broad expanse of water showing off the city's elegant architecture and catering for its citizens' need of open spaces and water sports - in summer - and showing their prowess on skates in win...  more »
  • August 15, 2017
    A very nice walk can be make by stunning grounds and houses to the Außenalster Lake.
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