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Address: Brucke 1,, Hamburg, Germany
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Fee: No
Description: 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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The boats that ply the lakes and the canals that beautify Hamburg allow you to observe the green and leafy backyards of the rich and the glories of the season. The tour guides... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 23, 2015
happytraveller914
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Westchester, NY
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Westchester, NY
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106 reviews 106 reviews
22 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

The boats that ply the lakes and the canals that beautify Hamburg allow you to observe the green and leafy backyards of the rich and the glories of the season. The tour guides only speak German, but they do provide an English-speaking tape for those of us who don't know the language. This was one of the best experiences we... More 

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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52 reviews 52 reviews
16 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

excellent place to just sit & chill or go for a walk / run. boating and other water recreational activities also offered.

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Lincoln
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32 reviews 32 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Take a cruise around the lake, there are numerous opportunities of various boats. Very relaxing, and enjoy the cafes that are located round the boat departure area.

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Hamburg, Germany
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77 reviews 77 reviews
10 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

the Alster in Hamburg is a great place for a stroll or taking a short boat ride. nice hotels and cafes nearby and lots of trees and flowers and green around . just a nice place to walk around on a spring day and meeting with friends. for the Cherry Blossom Festival by the Alster there will be fire work... More 

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Edmonton, Canada
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76 reviews 76 reviews
17 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

Forgot about the alster lakes. From many different boat trips, and walking trips there is no place that can not be enjoyed. Could spend a week traveling around all aspects of the lakes. Some of the personal properties can only be seen from boat tours. How could I forget the lakes. Have been traveling to meine pearle since 1988. My... More 

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Northfleet, United Kingdom
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42 reviews 42 reviews
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

A boat ride that gives a different perspective of Hamburg with a number of church spires peppering the skyline.Pick up the boat from Jungfernstieg jetty where it appears many of the younger set congregate.

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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

If your hobby is running, don't forget your running shoes if you go to Hamburg. The 7k lap around the lake is awesome! You will meet so many runners day and night, in summer and winter - great feeling!

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Winchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

A pleasant walk around the lakes and enjoyed taking in the surrounding buildings and shops and restaurants

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

A large area to explore away from the city without having to go away from the centre. Feels like you are almost in the countryside, watching the sail boats and other water sports. Boats and pedalos available to hire round the edge, linking though to the other smaller lake.

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Dulles, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

It can get very busy on and around the lake on beautiful days, but it's still worth it to stop along the trail and enjoy the scenery of sailboats on the water. Lots of kayaking, canoeing, paddle-boarders around, too. Around the lake are lots of parks, and you will find outdoor exercising equipment in one of them. Hamburgers are very... More 

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