Bike Touring Highlight
The Alster is a 56 kilometer tributary of the Elbe and flows through southern Holstein and Hamburg. The most famous and most striking part of the Alster is the Alster Lake, which is formed in the inner city of Hamburg by the Binnenalster and Außenalster. The development around the Binnenalster is often characterized by white facades and copper-roofed roofs of Gründerzeit office and commercial buildings.
The outer Alster, which is about 164 hectares and up to 4.5 meters deep, is the larger, northern part of the Alster lake. It is fed by the Alster in the north and the Osterbek and Wandse in the east. It flows in the south into the Binnenalster.
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From the Krugkoppelbrücke - here at the northern tip of the Outer Alster - you have beautiful views over the entire Outer Alster.Round trips around or on the Binnenalster and Außenalster as well as walks around the water are with locals and tourists very popular. Sunsets on the outer Alster lend a romantic flair and the adjacent attractions are worth a visit.
With a stately size of 164 hectares, the Outer Alster on all the banks is a popular starting point for walks. For joggers, the paths along the water are also popular and small sailing ships and the Alster steamer make their rounds on the water.
The Kennedy and Lombards Bridge separate the outskirts of the Binnenalster. The Lombards Bridge also marks the old course of the city fortification. Those who find the way to the Outer Alster too tedious, despite all the temptations, prefer the little round around the Binnenalster.
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