Alster offers a thousand-year-old recreational oasis in the midst of urban Hamburg. The manmade lake is in a historic district near the site of the former city walls. You'll encounter parks, forested areas, and a number of white, copped-roofed buildings as you wander around. Around its 7 km (4.35 mi) perimeter, you can find different ways to explore--rent a bike or kayak, or take a boat tour. Theere are many cafe and restaurant options. By using our Hamburg travel route planning website, you can arrange your visit to Alster and other attractions in Hamburg.
The Alster is a large lake located near the centre of Hamburg that is great for views and walking. I came to the Alster on a weekend in October and walked around the area for around an area. The... more »
It was a nice relaxing walk around both the man made Binnenalster and the Aussenalster. Minutes away from the hustle and bustle of downtown. more »
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