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Alster, Hamburg

Alster - Hamburg, Germany
Alster
ATG Alster-Touristik GmbH, Hamburg, Germany 20354Map
Jungfernsteig
+49 40 3574240
Neighborhood: Several Neighborhoods
Overview

If the harbor is the heart of Hamburg, then the Alster is its soul. Created by damming a tributary of the River Elbe in the 13th Century, the lake is now an integral part of the cityscape and lends Hamburg its inimitable atmosphere. The Außenalster (Outer Alster) covers an area of 160 hectares and is almost entirely surrounded by parks and trees. The 18-hectare Binnenalster (Inner Alster) was separated from the Outer Alster in the 17th Century and is flanked by three promenades: the Ballindamm, Jungfernstieg and Neuer Jungfernstieg.

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Alster General Information
  • Type: Attractions & Landmarks, Beaches/Bodies of Water
  • Nearest Train: Jungfernstieg: U1, U2, S1, S3
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