Bike Touring Highlight
The Hamburg Alster.
Whether on foot, by car or by Alster steamer: The white facades and copper-roofed roofs of the buildings around the Hamburg Binnenalster offer the viewer a very special panorama. It is no coincidence that the site on Hamburg's Binnenalster is also known as Hamburg's "Good Stube". At the Jungfernstieg and Ballindamm you can shop happily and enjoy the great view of the city on the new Jungfernstieg as well as on the Lombardsbrücke.
Who sits on the Jungfernstieg and looks at the beautiful panorama of the Alster, she falls directly into the eye - the Alster fountain. As Hamburg landmark emblazoned the Alster fountain since April 18, 1987 every year from March to November.The original idea came from Carlheinz Hollmann (German television and radio presenter), who wanted to realize a replica of the "Jet d'eau", the fountain on Lake Geneva. Due to the wind in Hamburg, the height of the fountain is limited.In summer, the small drops of water from the almost 60-meter-high Alster Fountain glitter 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.hamburg-tourism.de/sehen-erleben/sehenswuerdigkeiten/alsterfontaene