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Aussenalster

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Address: Hamburg, Germany
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+49 40 2802400
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Hamburg's outer port area provides visitors an escape from the crowds of...

Hamburg's outer port area provides visitors an escape from the crowds of the downtown area, featuring a number of recreational paths.

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Hamburg Old Town City Walking Tour in the Afternoon
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Guided Bus Tour: Hamburg City Highlights

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enjoyed a nice walk

Enjoyed a nice long walk along Alster. Great for jogging or walking or just for strolling. Some great views.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Enjoyed a nice long walk along Alster. Great for jogging or walking or just for strolling. Some great views.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

It is the larger of two lakes created by ponding the Alster river. Enjoy the boat ride. Saw Hamburg from the waterside - the beautiful architecture, spires of churches, bridges, parks, water birds, plants. Taken a lot of landscape photos as well as selfies.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It's a beautiful lake. It's really nice place to enjoy some water rides. There is a lot of calmness in this beautiful place and it really makes one relaxed and happy. Strongly recommended to enjoy and visit this place with a pedal boat. It's really worth it.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016

This lake is very close to the a nice shopping area. We got of at the Jungfernstieg station and from here on we could enjoy the lake and do some shopping.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

This 7,4 km long trip around Aussenalster is most enjoying. There is a very fine life and natur to see along the way. Best in clear weather.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016

I love Hamburg because of the water so this giant inner lake is very typical for the city. Either by boat, bike or on foot, taking a tour of the Außenalster is very relaxing. You have a very nice view of the lake and nature but the beautiful architecture of the villas surrounding the lake is also not to ignore!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016

I do recommend to take a walk arround the Aussenalster or take one of the many ferries. A lot of people do the sport by running arround the Aussenalster.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016

There's such a nice view from there. I spent hours just looking around, taking pics and watching people. There's a cool fountain almost in the middle of it, and the place is surrounded by many shops (including an Apple Store), subway stations, restaurants and stuff.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016

Spending a sunny day at the Aussenalster is perhaps my favourite way to spend a lazy day in Hamburg. Although technically a river, the Alster feels like a big lake and is a gorgeous addition to the city. It is a short walk from the main train station, and offers a beautiful slice of nature right in the city. Take... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016

It is really nice to have such a big lake in/near town center. It is big enough that ferries are operated (connecting into the adjacent canals) and sailing as well as rowing boats be used.

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