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Alster Lakes

Brucke 1, 22159 Hamburg, Germany
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Hamburg Small-Group Sunset Sailing Cruise on Lake Alster
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Illuminated Hamburg City Tour and Evening Cruise
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Private Guided Tour: Hamburg
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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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  • Average8%
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“boat trip” (39 reviews)
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
Brucke 1, 22159 Hamburg, Germany
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Reviewed 1 week ago

It's an amazing idea to walk all around the lake. Half of the lake looks a park where you could walk through, with people jogging, walking with their dogs, people having picknick whilst the other half (the eastern part) has less of a park feeling...More

Thank Julie B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

You don't expect a lake of this size in the centre of a city, there were three boat trips on offer varying from 1 to 3 hours , we took the 1 hour trip which was just long enough, pilot's commentary was only in German...More

Thank Dunc59traveller
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We took a two hour tour from a boat call alster schippern if you don't speak german don't go it's a waste of money !! They have you a little square similiar to a gps where you can select the language this has a headphone...More

Thank fahlmasa
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A boat tour of the lakes and up the Alster river is a very interesting thing to do. Here you can see many of the very fine houses and gardens that line the river.

Thank Eurotraveler280
Reviewed 11 September 2017

We went out for a stroll around the lake on a Sunday afternoon and found it to be very pleasant. There were hundreds of people either walking, cycling or jogging around the lake, using the pathways. There were also lots of sailboats out on the...More

Thank Craig M
Reviewed 5 September 2017

The lake and its surroundings are great. We rented an apartments nearby so we walked around the lake some times. It is very enjoyable! Also at the southern point of the lake it seems to be common to have a live band playing some very...More

Thank Trigueiro
Reviewed 21 August 2017

Lovely lake situated close to AlterHaus, Rathaus and shopping. You can choose to take a boat ride if you wish or stroll along the paths at a leisurely pace. Lakeside cafes adorn the area and give you the opportunity to rest your feet and enjoy...More

1  Thank Sue H
Reviewed 20 August 2017

Not stunning but relaxing and a great way to understand the city's connection to water. It's just everywhere and it's beautiful.

1  Thank Christian N
Reviewed 17 August 2017

The lakes were artificially created to feed a watermill in the past centuries. The smaller lake (Binnenalster) was inside the city walls, whilst the larger one (Aussenalster) was outside it. They are connected through a passage spanned by two bridges, under which boats can sail....More

Thank opossumd
Reviewed 11 August 2017

We went on a one hour boat trip in July. We came out the U bahn immediately beside the lake. It was raining and the first thing we saw was the fountain. Beautiful. We were on a virtually empty glass boat and the rain enhanced...More

Thank Gordon103
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24 April 2017|
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Response from Go_Travel_Fun_12 | Reviewed this property |
Hamburg near Alster Lakes close to town end the smaller Alter Lake for shopping, also near Baumwall station and Rathaus area lots to see. For Amsterdam, I like around the red light area, lots of canals and architecture and... More
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Response from DoctorVonCueBall | Reviewed this property |
There are no bad Draught (vom fass) in Germany. The secret is to setlle on whether you prefer Pils, Lager, Wheat, Dark then try those genres in each city or Town you travel to. German beers for the most part are pure... More