Round trips around or on the Inner and Outer Alster and walks around the water are very popular with locals and tourists. Sunsets on the Außenalster give a romantic flair and the neighboring attractions are also worth a visit.
With an impressive size of 164 hectares, the Außenalster is a popular starting point for walks on all shores. The paths along the water are also popular with joggers and small sailing ships and the Alster steamers make their rounds on the water.
The Kennedy and Lombards bridges separate the outer from the Inner Alster. The Lombard Bridge also marks the old course of the city fortifications. Those who find the way around the Außenalster too laborious despite all the temptations prefer the small tour around the Inner Alster.
February 7, 2019
The Alster Lake was created in 1190 under Count Adolf III. by damming the river with a dam to serve as a mill pond for operating a large grain mill. The uninhabited Alster meadows were flooded over a large area. After the later tenant Reese, the dam was given the name Reesedamm, from which, after further widening, became today's Jungfernstieg. It was not until 1616 to 1625 that the mill pond was separated into the outer and inner Alster with the construction of the Hamburg ramparts. The flow of the Alster received a wooden bridge, with a floating log secured by chains as a barrier. At this point the Lombards Bridge was built later and in 1953 north of it the New Lombards Bridge, now the Kennedy Bridge.
September 26, 2017
Bodo's boat dock is one of the hottest addresses in Hamburg, especially in summer. The ideal location with a view of the sailing boats shows Hamburg from its most beautiful side. A fresh breeze, a freshly tapped beer and large white parasols - ideal conditions for a relaxing afternoon.
February 7, 2020
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