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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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Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
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Brucke 1, 22159 Hamburg, Germany
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Reviewed 2 days ago

This is a pleasant are with lots to see, boats for rent, both sail and paddle as well as tour boats that function in a hop on hop off capacity. Much of the area is great for sight seeing, walking and bicycling. We enjoyed some...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank lookandfind29
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As an excursion from our cruise which docked for the day in Hamburg, my spouse and I went on a leisurely boat ride on an old steam driven craft around the Alster Lakes. Lovely and interesting views including rowing teams practicing and amateurs sailing. Highly...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank ProfessorMLL
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A walk round the smaller lake is a must, with great views of the architecture that surrounds the lake on 3 sides, and a number of bars and restaurants on boats / decks on the lake itself. The only issue is the main path around...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank iang344
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A Wow Moment. So lovely, everyone should take a stroll along these lakes. A wonderful place to relax and enjoy a day, plenty of places to eat/drink, just an overall wonderful atmosphere.

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank tcmerge
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Nothing special about this lake that could not be found in more impressive Switzerland or Italy.There are over priced restaurants -see Alex restaurant- and boat trips.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Richard S
Reviewed 5 August 2019

We walked around the Alster Lakes while visiting Hamburg. Very pleasant. You can rent boats to go on the water or you can take a cruise if desired. But a walk is free and very enjoyable. We were bothered by insects though so you may...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank John B
Reviewed 18 June 2019

I walked on the spacious walking paths beside the lake every morning we were in Hamburg. It was a perfect place to walk and even very early in the morning there were plenty of other people out walking. The boat ride on the lake was...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank dw13martin
Reviewed 9 June 2019

We walked around the lake one afternoon - quite a long way but definitely worth it. Plenty of cafes to stop at although none took credit cards. We also went on a canal boat trip from here. Two hours long which was about an hour...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank Mandy C
Reviewed 27 April 2019 via mobile

Beautiful Lake with lots of boat rentals. Lots of geese with babies 😍 Though it is a shame people throw their trash everywhere and watch out for their runners and people biking.

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank karinaingridhansen
Reviewed 22 April 2019

The lovely fountain in the middle of the lake was impressive and plenty of people were out and about.

Date of experience: April 2019
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I did not see anyone swimming. My understanding is that it is not safe to swim in them. But I don't know for sure.
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