Hiking Highlight

Created by komoot users
Recommended by 340 out of 357 hikers


  • JR56

    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.

    translated byView Original
    • February 7, 2019

  • Marcel

    Open cafe in a sunny location on the jetty offers boat rental and overlooking passing boats.

    translated byView Original
    • July 29, 2017

  • Siegfried LG

    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.


    translated byView Original
    • September 26, 2017

  • ThomasB

    To walk the Alster is not difficult and makes fun even with a lot of wind. But one is never alone.

    translated byView Original
    • April 14, 2019

  • JR56

    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.

    translated byView Original
    • February 7, 2020

  • 🌍Toschi🐢🐌

    A dream to visit

    translated byView Original
    • November 22, 2020

  • Nancy 😗 🥾🚶‍♀️⛰ 🚴‍♀️

    The Outer Alster or Outer Alster Lake is the larger of two artificial lakes that are formed by the Alster and are both located within the city limits of Hamburg.

    translated byView Original
    • November 24, 2020

  • Fernzeit * Janice Kauert 🥾🌳👣🐗🚴‍♀️

    Hamburg is so diverse for hiking. No matter whether right in the center, on the Elbe, in the park or in one of the many surrounding forests, I am always surprised how green Hamburg is. Hamburg wants to be discovered. Dare and go out

    translated byView Original
    • April 13, 2020

  • Nancy 😗 🥾🚶‍♀️⛰ 🚴‍♀️

    An Eldorado for those who love running.

    translated byView Original
    • November 26, 2020

  • Täckel

    The Alster is beautiful at any time of the day and any time of the year: To do sports or just to relax.

    translated byView Original
    • January 20, 2021

In the know? Log-in to add a tip for other adventurers!

Best Hikes to Außenalster

Our Tour recommendations are based on thousands of activities completed by other people on komoot.

Location: Hamburg, Germany


  • Elevation10 m

Most Visited During

  • Jan
  • Feb
  • Mar
  • Apr
  • May
  • Jun
  • Jul
  • Aug
  • Sep
  • Oct
  • Nov
  • Dec

Weather Forecast - Hamburg