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Alster Lakes

Brucke 1,, Hamburg, Germany (Neustadt)
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Ranked #16 of 156 Attractions in Hamburg
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Bodies of Water, Parks
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Description: 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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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

The lake is very well maintained with jogging/ walking tracks all around the lake. A walk around the lake is a must. Its very quiet and peaceful. Instead of running on a treadmill, run around the lake... It'll be worth it.

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Ridgefield, Connecticut
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34 reviews 34 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

We took an hour cruise of Alster Lake in late September, 2014. It went from the city center through residential and beautiful neighborhoods. Commentary was in German, so we had to follow the map and just enjoy the lovely scenery without the jokes!

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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30 reviews 30 reviews
19 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

It seems to be the best time killer place for the residents of Hamburg. You can see lot of people sitting on the stairs and overlooking the lake. People come there to meet, spend time, have coffee and enjoy the scenic beauty of the town and lake together. Lake cruises are also available that take you up and down the... More

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Larne, United Kingdom
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373 reviews 373 reviews
172 attraction reviews
166 helpful votes 166 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

Taking a tour round the lake is great, especially if the weather is fine though the tour we had was in German we had enough to understand the gist of it. Recommended

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Loudon, Tennessee
4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

The tour of on the Alster was my favorite part of visiting Hamburg. Seeing the Villas and beautiful Parks was wonderful.

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Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
5 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

I always love walking around the small Alster when in Hamburg. At night the lights reflecting on the water are stunning, by day it is a great place to watch the boats and people go by.

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Centurion, South Africa
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207 reviews 207 reviews
86 attraction reviews
334 helpful votes 334 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

A boat trip along the Alster Lakes is in my opinion not to be missed! My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed our boat trip around the Alster with magnificent views of the breathtaking surrounding areas. Quaint little houses with flower pots filled with blossoms of flowers line the canals. Our boat trip was absolutely romantic and I can highly recommend... More

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Moscow, Russia
12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

Very nice lake trip, a guide speaks in German but you can take an electronic guide. I got onboard from the place to the right from Rathaus square, but I saw a lot of places with small boats offer such a trip.

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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

Nothing better on a nice sunny day than strolling around the lakes. There are boat trips, retaurants and bars along with many places to sit, relax and unwind.

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St. Saviour
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

Close to city centre yet once on the lake was very tranquil. The lake is used by commuters as well as sail enthusiasts, lovely to see how busy it gets.

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