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  • Address: An der Alster, Hamburg 20099, Germany
  • Admission: Free

Boating on the Alster Lakes is a special experience in Hamburg, highlighting the historic role of waterways in Germany’s biggest port.

Hamburg grew up around the River Alster, and the waterway has been dammed since the 12th century, transforming a river into lakes.

The artificial Inner and Outer Alster lakes (Binnenalster and Aussenalster) are the dammed tributaries of the River Elbe, while the Alsterfleet canal separates Hamburg’s old and new towns.

The elegant buildings of Hamburg, Germany’s second biggest city, put on their best face from the Alster lakes and canal. Longer excursions head north, crisscrossing from bank to bank of the Aussenalster.

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The Alster Lakes form the centerpiece of Hamburg’s city center.

The Kennedy and Lombards bridges separate the inner Binnenalster and outer Aussenalster lakes, while the Alsterfleet runs from Binnenalster down to the Elbe.

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Illuminated Hamburg City Tour and Evening Cruise, Hamburg, null
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Illuminated Hamburg City Tour and Evening Cruise

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The Illuminated Hamburg City Tour and Evening Cruise is the ideal way to entertain the whole family and a great introduction to the cosmopolitan city of ...  Read more

Location: Hamburg, Germany
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $40.04
Hamburg Small-Group Sunset Sailing Cruise on Lake Alster, Hamburg, Night Tours
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Hamburg Small-Group Sunset Sailing Cruise on Lake Alster

Enjoy a 1-hour small-group sunset cruise on a traditional sailing boat in the middle of Hamburg. Set the sails and enjoy the panoramic views of Hamburg's city ...  Read more

Location: Hamburg, Germany
Duration: 60 minutes (approx.)

From USD $36.04
Private Guided Tour: Hamburg, Hamburg, Sunset Cruises
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Private Guided Tour: Hamburg

Enjoy the Private Guided Tour: Hamburg and discover the many different locations and landmarks in this unique city and experience the city like the locals by ...  Read more

Location: Hamburg, Germany
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

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