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Alster Lakes

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Address: Brueckenstieg 1, 22159 Hamburg, Germany
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Fee: No
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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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$36*
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Hamburg Small-Group Sunset Sailing Cruise on Lake Alster
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$40*
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Illuminated Hamburg City Tour and Evening Cruise
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$311*
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Private Guided Tour: Hamburg

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Beautiful lakes in the centre of town

We had a wander around the Alster lake, admiring the very expensive looking houses that line the shores and enjoying the wildlife. This is a very peaceful area after the hustle... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Scunthorpe, United Kingdom
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Scunthorpe, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We had a wander around the Alster lake, admiring the very expensive looking houses that line the shores and enjoying the wildlife. This is a very peaceful area after the hustle and bustle of the busy shopping area of Hamburg, and on a sunny day it is a really beautiful area too.

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Tulsa, Oklahoma, Usa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Most of the tour boats have English handsets and the general sound system blaring German. It's difficult to hear either. But if your willing to make it a visual only experience, its quiet enjoyable

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Cleveland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Alster Lakes are a jewel in the middle of Hamburg. Regardless if you would like to just take a long walk around, sit on a bench (which are plentiful) or take a boat ride (join a group tour or rent a sail boat), this is a great place to hang out and relax. There are many different restaurants and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A beautiful spot for a stroll just a few minutes away from the main shopping streets. We went on a steamboat tour to see the linked lakes which was lovely. Kids got to pop into the engine room and got photos with the engineer's cap on!

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Thank silverangels
Virum, Denmark
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very nice area for cozy walk or bike ride from Harvestehude to center of city. Access to good cafes and nice view of sailors and city center

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

For a relaxing time by the water, watching the world go by or just take in the scenic views, the lakes is well worth a visit. Sit with friends or family or try a cruise up and down the lake or just sit at one of the cafes with a drink, a small bite to eat or ice cream. Would... More 

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Thank Linda H
London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There are two lakes joined together, makes for a nice walk around the edge or explore on one of the boat trips.

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Gloucester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Such a relaxing couple of hours, cruising around the lakes on one of the tourist boats. Reasonably priced for the length of trip and informative tour guide.

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Thank Karen E
Limerick, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed in an apartment on the west side of the lake so had plenty of opportunities to wander around the lake. The area feels like you are in the country side - the walkways are shaded by big trees and there are plenty of spots to sit on the grass and relax. Nice views of the lake from all... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great way to nose into the gdns of the beautiful houses of Hamburg. There is also the opportunity to be taken into the centre of town. Le Meridien Hotel room key is a free pass, and worth staying there for.

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