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Alster Lakes

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Address: Brucke 1, Hamburg, Germany
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Fee: No

You can take a guided boat tour of the lake, or rent a canoe. There are...

You can take a guided boat tour of the lake, or rent a canoe. There are running/walking paths through the park, along with bars and cafes.

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Pretty lake

Alster lake within Hamburg is quite a big lake to walk around. There are ferries running and fountains. Check out for the fairs

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Alster lake within Hamburg is quite a big lake to walk around. There are ferries running and fountains. Check out for the fairs

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On the road again
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

2.4.17 visited and the City is cleverly situated planning wise to take advantage of these large bodies water in an urban setting. Lots of walking but worth it for the exercise. the Doctor hit me with a helpful vote!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had fun by joining a cruise on the lakes. Do choose and pick the affordable ones. Watching Hamburg as we cruised along was enjoyable, relaxing. We tried to recognise the buildings that we saw along the way.

Thank GAN L
Poznan, Poland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Ideal place to have some sports or relax during a long walk. Nice paths for shorter and longer walks. One of the best ways to spend time during sunny day in Hamburg.

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Boliden, Sweden
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2017

Quite central, so should not be missed. The lakes freeze partially in the Winter, but in the Summer, the area is vibrating with life. All the cafés are pen, and you can go on boat cruise!

Thank Ana L
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2016 via mobile

Alster lakes are most charming spots in Hamburg. Once you are there, you must see it! The best time in the summer, you need to dress warm if you come in the winter time.

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Hamburg, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016

These "lakes" are actually the dammed Alster river and it is a wonderful open natural space in the middle of the city. Its a great places to hire a boat and sail, paddle, drift around on. It is aso wonderful to just laze on the banks or to take a leisurely stroll or a fun run or cycle around. A... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016 via mobile

This is a pretty lake to the side of town and at Xmas the market hugs the side of the lake. It's beautiful with fab lights and is lovely to drink gluwein, do a drop of shopping and chill.

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Helsinki, Finland
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

We visited Hamburg on a month-long road trip around Europe (8 countries). Hamburg was by far the biggest disappointment. It may be a nice place to live, but not to visit as a tourist! It is a modern, industrial, and pretty dirty city with no "big sites". The alster lake did not look particularly pretty nor clean. We were not... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016

Hamburges claim Hamburg is one of the nicest cities in the world. What makes a lot of this claim is the two lakes: Aussenalster and Binnenalster. You can walk arround them and enjoy the scenery and FEEL GOOD!

Thank aabyship

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