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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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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.
  • Excellent57%
  • Very good33%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“pretty lake” (6 reviews)
“big lake” (8 reviews)
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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Brucke 1, 22159 Hamburg, Germany
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"round the lake"
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"beautiful scenery"
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"beautiful area"
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"lovely walk"
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"city centre"
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"boats"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

It's a nice lake in the middle of town and has a fountain. On the west side is an area of steps where people can simply sit, relax, and take in the view. The bridge which crosses over the lake in a narrow section, is...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

BY all means take a walk/run/bike ride around Lake Alster...very clean water and a lot of people just out enjoying the weather and the scenery...sailboats, swans, sun bathers...easy wide path to follow (just be cognizant of the bikes!) all around the lake...about 7 km I...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Grab an ice cream and take a boat trip on the Binnenalster and Aussenalster! Beautiful houses and consulates to be seen round the top end of the lake, and a few sailing clubs so lots of yachts on the water. I asked especially if the...More

Thank Christine R
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were unsure as to what boat trip to book but opted for the 2 hour tour of the Inner and Outer Alster together with the Canals. The boat trip can be booked and departs on a round trip from the lakeside. If you are...More

Thank Ian F
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The area is beautiful, great walk by Alster Park, views of the outer Alster lake, the locals enjoying their park, beautiful houses in the area too. I was staying at a hotel close by and use the park for an early run many runners on...More

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Reviewed May 13, 2018

Two days running we walked round the lake and the 3rd day we took the 2 hour boat trip. Loads of benches to sit on. Lovely views all the way round. Great to see so many marinas serving food and drinks dotted around and the...More

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Reviewed May 3, 2018 via mobile

Do cycle all he way around it.....not always clear where to go but it’s hard to get lost and in Hamburg you can ride on the pavements! We used the free bikes offered by our hotel but you can also use the red city bikes.

Thank moot
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Reviewed March 13, 2018

Hamburg's quaint and this lake adds to the charm. Walk, run or dine around it and it refreshes the mind. Takes relaxation to a different scale. A must visit. Go sailing in the summer!

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Reviewed March 12, 2018

Alster lakes are two lakes (Binnenalster and Aussenalster) located inside the city of Hamburg. It is a playground zone, where you can walk, run, relax on the lake shore, eat or drink something in the bars&restaurants, buy in the shops, go by boat, see the...More

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Reviewed March 5, 2018

Great fun to do with friends and family, if is a good sunny day! Great out door exercise, and catching some sun light. I bit expensive if you dont have a boat, rent is a little bit expensive

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