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Alster Lakes

Brucke 1, 22159 Hamburg, Germany
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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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“boat trip” (41 reviews)
“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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"boat trip"
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"pretty lake"
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"big lake"
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"round the lake"
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"rent a bike"
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"beautiful scenery"
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"beautiful area"
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"lovely walk"
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"sunny day"
in 15 reviews
"city centre"
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"boats"
in 51 reviews
"german"
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"pedalos"
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"shore"
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"paths"
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Reviewed yesterday

Its offers great views and is a relaxing place. We went sailing on the lake and it was very nice experience. Good place for a picnic too.

Thank shmj
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Reviewed yesterday

While visiting Hamburg, we took a boat ride on the lakes. There are two lakes here. Both are man-made. We sailed all around Inner Alster Lake first. It is surrounded by hotels, restaurants and such. There were lots of people sailing little sailboats when we...More

Thank Sharon M
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Amazing lake for chill, BBQ, sunbathing and reading. Walking around the lake and enjoying the view was one of the best thing I have ever done!

Thank diszyd
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Most locations extremely good. Of coarse the weather is important. When the sun shines then relax on the water side boat jetties of the Außen Alster. The big lake.

Thank 230Lovetotravel
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is so close to Hamburg Center, yet feels like you have taken a trip to a faraway park. Paths to run all around the two main lakes, and people sailing, canoeing etc. Even sitting around in a cafe along the lakes has a very...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Rented some pedalos, which we used to paddle down the canal and in to the lake. Stopped off at a bar / restaurant on the lakes edge, where we tied the pedalos on to the pontoon. Very reasonably priced for each pedalo, split between 4...More

Thank Andy C
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Reviewed 13 June 2018

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

Thank 2CAtravelers
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Reviewed 9 June 2018

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

Thank captjoe777
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Reviewed 6 June 2018

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 30 May 2018

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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