Hiking Highlight (Segment)
The wide green stripe on the west bank of the Alster is one of the most beautiful places in Hamburg's city center with the special flair of nature in front of big city scenery. However, the city is also noticeable in other ways: At the weekend it is almost always full. If you do not like traveling in crowds, it will be unbearable on beautiful summer weekends no later than noon.Cycling is prohibited on the Uferweg. Nevertheless, some cyclists try their luck, but in case of a lot of pressure you can only drive at walking pace - or push.For dogs there is always a linen obligation. However, there is a large (not fenced) freewheeling area on one of the Alster meadows.Otherwise there are a lot of joggers on the way. The just over 7 km long lap around the Outer Alster is the classic among Hamburg's jogging routes.
December 3, 2017
The widest section of the Alsterpark is the Alster Vorland. The Alstervorland on the northwestern shore of the Alster was redesigned in 1953 as part of the International Garden Show IGA 1953. The large lawn directly on the water with Japanese cherry trees, several sculptures of different artists and the typical white park chairs is for many residents one of the most beautiful places in Hamburg.Hamburg is a metropolis of millions, and the Außenalster has always been Hamburg's playground, especially in the sunshine. So do not be surprised when it gets full. Quiet times are the early morning when most people are still asleep.
June 22, 2018
Incidentally, the numerous gray geese, which are now back in Hamburg and in Alstervorland, are also interesting. The Greylag geese graze on the lawns and are very friendly. That is why it is appropriate, if dogs are leashed, so that the gray geese do not have to flee. At times, they are also flightless and then it happens again and again that a goose is killed by a dog.
Interestingly, these gray geese, though not shy, are wild birds. Not so seldom they fly to the Hamburg area or even to the Netherlands. If they stay outside of Hamburg, they have the normal escape distance of all wild geese - that is hundreds of meters.
Many gray geese are ringed in blue, so you know exactly where the geese are and when.
December 13, 2018
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