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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 Alster lakes are beautiful. Whether you want to walk or jog around them, or sit on the steps looking out at the water, there is something relaxing about the Alster lakes. The... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 26, 2015
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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

The Alster lakes are beautiful. Whether you want to walk or jog around them, or sit on the steps looking out at the water, there is something relaxing about the Alster lakes. The smaller Alster faces the Rathaus and on a sunny day will be packed with people sitting out and enjoy the sun. Not sure what exactly makes it... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

What a beautiful lake and park in the middle of Hamburg. It's the city's great asset -- for walks, runs, cycles, lakeside Alsterwassers, sailing and rowing.

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Vordingborg, Denmark
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

Were looking for kayak rental - it ended up that I went all the way around both lakes:-) delicious trakking in beautiful weather. (Did not find a kajak rental place - but its there, somewhere).

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Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

Spent some time at the lake admiring the view of Hamburg on the horizon as well as the many large and beautiful homes the line the lake. Perfect opportunity to take a weekend stroll and enjoy your surroundings

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Newbury Uk
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76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

I saw the lakes firstly by jogging around them. Its about 7.5 km around the large lake so did it twice and included the small one too. Lots of people out doing the same route which is flat and well delineated and only gets a little confusing at the top. The same day went on a boat trip for an... More 

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Huntingdon, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

These two linked lakes are right in the centre of the city. Surrounded by large houses and hotels just a walk is a delight. Great for running (about 8kms all the way round) wide paths with easy access for bikes, walkers, runners and dogs! If you are staying in the centre its worth a break from the shops!

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Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

Being a Winter trip the weather wasn't particularly great (snow), however the boat was certainly warm and comfortable. The round trip takes roughly an hour taking the area around the two large Alster lakes. There is a self service bar/snack area on board with the expectation that you tidy after yourselves once the journey is complete. Unfortunately being a Winter... More 

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Naples, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

Even in the grey weather of winter, this is a lovely and desirable area. Housing from mansions to apartments surround the lake. There are running trails and excercise areas in parkland. It is big enough for a substantial boating community. There are cafe's on the water, a great place for breakfast.

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Shumen, Bulgaria
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

Alster Lakes are really enjoyable when you make a round trip by boat, which you can take at the Jungferstieg. Nice experience though the weather was terrible. I took photos, which look black-grey-white-ish.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

When the weather is nice,it's relaxing to have a walk around it and don't forget to feed the gulls and ducks.

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