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

I thought this was rather expensive having done river and canal barge cruises on this cruise. Amsterdam and Copenhagen were cheaper and more interesting. The cruise had several English customers off a cruise, but no English commentary offered. Fortunately I understand a little German. As...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Two lakes placed in the middle of the town.Beautiful but not out common.Boat trips available.The little one is flanked on two sides but nice streets,with old,majestic buildings.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank zuv
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We booked the trip on a Sunday morning and got a discount because we had Hamburg Cards. The buildings around the shores of the lakes really opened our eyes to the beauty of the area.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed December 12, 2018

Simply amazing and lovely. No matter winter or summer always a place you have to go to specially for tourists

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Nkhrayef
Reviewed December 11, 2018

It was a very special two hour cruise on the vintage boat on Lake Alster, the boat has been maintained in beautiful condition, the Captain was a most pleasant lady who kept us well informed of the various views and landmarks we passed. There is...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank johnb07
Reviewed November 28, 2018 via mobile

These lakes are a lovely feature of Hamburg. We enjoyed a lovely walk around them (c 8 km) and found the waterfowl, jetties, restaurants, statues and bridges all added flavour to this eclectic city

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank I H
Reviewed October 21, 2018 via mobile

Watch the sun set over the lake to the sound of cars and trains making their daily journeys. The lake has kept its charm with small sailing clubs at various locations around the lake with their wooden club houses. A great place for reflection!

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank RobDrinkall
Reviewed October 6, 2018

The Alster Lakes soften the edges of this bustling city. People can just move a little out of the centre and be transformed into a completely different environment.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Susan V
Reviewed October 4, 2018

The large and small Alster Lakes are located in Central Hamburg, and make a Beautiful addition to the city, you can stroll around them, or take a guided boat tour, or even rent boats yourself The smaller has a central fountain and is often used...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 28, 2018

Water is a great feature of Hamburg . The waterfront of the Binnenalster gives Hamburg a unique look . Plenty of cruises of varying length and routes available from here .

Date of experience: September 2018
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