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Alster Fountain

Alsterfontäne
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Alsterfontäne
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Alsterfontäne
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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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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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930 metres of nightlife & entertainment Reeperbahn

Not even one kilometre in length, and yet rich in contrast: the Reeperbahn is bright and shrill, vibrant and down-to-earth – and so much more than just “the sinful mile”. A hotspot for live music and famous for its party atmosphere, the legendary entertainment district in the heart of St Pauli is always worth a visit, offering anything from glamorous shows to colourful musicals.

Reeperbahn
Landungsbrücken
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Hamburg's water station. Landungsbrücken

The floating dock - called the "Landungsbrücken" (landing stages) – is 700 metres long. Harbour tours and the HADAG steamers to Finkenwerder, Oevelgönne and Blankenese leave from this water "station". Impressive luxury cruisers also dock here from time to time.

Landungsbrücken

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