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Alsterdampfer Alster
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Alster Round Trips in Hamburg

Experience Hamburg's blue lifeline

No one coming to Hamburg can avoid it: the Alster. To be more precise, the Alster is divided into the outer and inner Alster. Originally, the Alster was only a small river that flowed into the Elbe. Legend has it that the lake was created after a miller dammed a lake for his mill. The Alster is a popular recreational and sports water for Hamburg locals that provides the necessary refreshment and relaxation, especially in summer.

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Alster Tour
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Alster Round Trip

  • Delightful Inner and Outer Alster
  • Traditional steam-boat
  • Beautiful Alsterpark and villas

Alster Round Trip
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Alster boat trip
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Your tour of the Alster in Hamburg begins at the Jungfernstieg pier
Alster boat trip
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The Alster fountain reaches a height of up to 60 metres
Alster boat trip
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Udo Lindenberg has his room at the Hotel Atlantic Kempinski
Alster boat trip
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Only Hamburg offers this unique panorama
Alster boat trip
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With a little luck you will get very close to the Alster swans

The most beautiful Alster tours

The Alster round trips start at Jungfernstieg. In a traditional Alster steamer you will explore the waters of Hamburg. Depending on the Alster cruise, your captain will guide you across the Inner and Outer Alster as well as smaller canals. If the tide is favourable, you can even visit the Speicherstadt. Enjoy the fresh sea air and the magic of the Alster on board. On your 1 to 2 hour Alster cruise you will experience Hamburg from a new side between sailors, pedal boats and stand-up paddlers.

Sights in and around Alster

The Alster is the heart of Hamburg. On a tour of the Alster you will experience the maritime charm of the Hanseatic city. The tour starts at Jungfernstieg, which together with the surrounding shops and restaurants forms the hub of the city centre. The Alster fountain cannot be overlooked from the offshoot. This landmark in the middle of the Inner Alster provides a pleasant cool-down in hot weather. Not only pedal boat riders are happy about this, but also the Alster swans, which are at home on the Alster during the warm months. The picturesque Lombardsbrücke bridge separates the Outer and Inner Alster. While the Inner Alster is framed by imposing buildings, green parks and enchanting villas mark the surroundings of the Outer Alster.

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