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Alster Fountain

Hamburg's landmark in the middle of the Binnenalster

If you sit on the Jungfernstieg and look out over the beautiful Alster panorama, you will immediately notice the Alster Fountain.
As Hamburg's landmark, the Alster Fountain has been bubbling every year from March to November since 18 April 1987.
The original idea came from Carlheinz Hollmann (German television and radio presenter), who wanted to recreate the "Jet d'eau", the fountain on Lake Geneva. Due to the wind in Hamburg, however, the height of the fountain is limited.
In summer, the small drops of water from the 60-metre-high Alster Fountain glisten through the area and visitors are often thrilled with a rainbow.  In the evening it is illuminated by spotlights and thus offers a beautiful water spectacle.

 

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Alster Round Trip

-Delightful Inner and Outer Alster

-Traditional steam-boat

-Beautiful Alsterpark and villas

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Alster Tour
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Sightseeing on the water is a great way to see Hamburg. From the delightful Inner and Outer Alster lakes you can admire pretty Alsterpark, the villas and whole fleets of sailing boats. On a one-hour steamer tour, you cruise once around Outer Alster lake, close enough to the banks to appreciate its special charm and to get a completely different impression of the city of Hamburg.

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CITY AREA PORTRAIT All around the Alster

There is much to do around the Alster, one of the must-sees in our beautiful harbour city – Gründerzeit quarters and exclusive residential areas delight fans of architecture, joggers and cyclists. Many individual shops, cafés and restaurants invite visitors to linger. For a workout, for relaxation or just to take a stroll – the Alster is always a pleasant experience!

All around the Alster

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Hamburg Stock Exchange

The Hamburg Stock Exchange building, which by the way is the oldest of its type in Germany, is situated back to back with the Town Hall.

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Picturesque small harbour at the Elbe river Museum Harbour Oevelgönne

The museum harbour Oevelgönne is a wonderful destination for young and old on the Elbe beach. Around 20 classic ships are moored at the Neumühlen quay.

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Bergedorf Castle

Bergdorf Castle, located in Billelauf, is Hamburg's only preserved castle. Nowadays, it houses a museum. In around 1220, Count Albrecht von Orlamünde created a moated castle in the dammed Bille, which fell to the dukes of Saxe-Lauenburg in 1227.

Bergedorf Castle

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