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Neighbourhood: Neustadt
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Address: Hamburg, Germany

The city's inner port area also serves as its commercial center with a wide...

The city's inner port area also serves as its commercial center with a wide range of shops and restaurants.

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Beautiful area for relaxation

The smaller of the 2 city centre lakes is a beautiful place to linger on a sunny day to watch the boats and the fountain. Very relaxed atmosphere where you can watch the world go... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Durham, United Kingdom
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Durham, United Kingdom
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96 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The smaller of the 2 city centre lakes is a beautiful place to linger on a sunny day to watch the boats and the fountain. Very relaxed atmosphere where you can watch the world go by.

Thank Colin055
Manchester, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We came across this on our sunny walk and we were so happy.. this place was packed with people yet was still beautiful.. we sat down by the lake with our feet over the edge watching the ducks.. two of them jumped out of the water and sat beside us cleaning themselves.. they were so cute.. there are alot of... More 

Thank starburstx
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451 reviews
44 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 162 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Actually there's not much to see around Binnenalster (the smaller of the Alster lakes). However, there're worse things to do on a sunny day in Hamburg. I walked around the area and looked at the facades of some beautiful buildings and the shop windows of some chic boutiques. I also did some shopping in Niveahaus and Alsterhaus. You may, like... More 

Thank Egon70
Haifa, Israel
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190 reviews
65 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place is a beautiful place to walk around and the stop and to Dring a nice coffe with cake or good beer or of course to eat a nice sausage or anything else.

Rugby, United Kingdom
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83 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 April 2017

Unusual to have such a large lake in a city centre. Wherever you walk around the centre you're never far from the lake. Numerous boat trips available at a reasonable price.

Thank RichardSmith03
Sheffield, United Kingdom
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324 reviews
129 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 133 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2017

Our hotel was just round the corner from here so we walked around / past many times on our visit. A lovely place to eat / drink or just sit around as many people did. Lovely in the daytime with the spring flowers just starting to bloom and great at night time when it's all lit up. Really relaxing and... More 

1 Thank Tarndy
Tel Aviv, Israel
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2,274 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2,133 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 March 2017

This is the smaller of the two artificial lakes in Hamburg. The lake is located near the town hall square and offers boat hiring, restaurants, cafés and a beautiful setting with a bridge as the backdrop. Especially beautiful after dark when it is dramatically lit.

2 Thank TheShis
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1,451 reviews
602 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 878 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 March 2017

I was exploring Hamburg and came across the two man-made lakes formed from the Alster River. The Binnenalster is the smaller of the two. It is lined with large buildings and has a lovely water jet fountain shooting a large spray into the air. There is a walkway along the water's edge with places to relax and enjoy the views.

1 Thank ct-cruisers
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908 reviews
683 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 408 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 January 2017

It is the smaller of two artificial lakes created by ponding the Alster river. Great place to hang out, enjoy looking , taking in the nearby sights, like the Town Hall and the shopping streets. Enjoy watching the swans, pigeons, ducks. A calming place to unwind in he centre of Hamburg city. After that can proceed to have a meal... More 

2 Thank GAN L
Dallas, Texas
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78 reviews
35 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 January 2017

We walked over to this place after having dinner across the street. We found it was a nice place to sit and relax and enjoy the lake. We would recommend coming to visit this place and relax, maybe even a picnic lunch to enjoy!!

1 Thank Beachbum6208

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