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Alster

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An der Alster, 20099 Hamburg, Germany
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Hamburg (Germany's second largest city) uses the Alster as a port and was founded at the mouth of river in the 9th century. Through damming since 1911, the river ponds at Hamburg creating artificial ... Read more
lakes Außenalster (outer Alster) and the smaller Binnenalster (inner Alster). The city expands on the shores of the Alster and surrounding parks serve as important recreational areas in the heart of the city. In the summer, take a cruise on the Alster and see the Hamburg skyline unveils or take a stroll along the banks of the Alster and enjoy the view of sailboats, canoes and kayaks on the outer Alster. The Alster tends to freeze over in the winter and offers a tranquil view from the adjacent parks.

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Nottingham, UK

Definitely stroll along the beautiful Alster and enjoy the stunning surroundings whilst in Hamburg. I imagine this river even more beautiful when the sun is out, but it was still lovely in the middle of winter. This is the second river in Hamburg, the other one being the Elbe, and it's in the centre of the city. It's lovely to walk around here, and see all the locals jogging and people out walking their dogs. There are also many cafes and restaurants around to stop in for a quick refreshment.

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This place is perfect for a nice day out! You can go on a alsterboat-trip, rent a pedal boat or go on a walk around it. This makes it perfect for families, students or anyone else on a budget. If you're in Hamburg you should definitely check it out!

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München, Deutschland

The Alster is the main river in Hamburg and it's quite nice - of course depends on where you are exactly.

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Los Angeles

this is such a beautiful part of Hamburg!! i was there in January, which is not the best time for experiencing the Alster, but it was still quite nice. if you have a chance to walk along this river during the summer months, do try.

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San Francisco

It's a beautiful lake with streams that trail throughout the city. Sometimes it freezes enough during winter to support the Christmas Market on top of it downtown. Try one of the boat tours.

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Knarrevik

A fascinating part of Hamburg,

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Tehran

likeee....

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Genova, Italy

Dopo il fiume Elba è il fiume più importante della città. E' un luogo rifugio molto amato dai cittadini amburghesi. E' frequente vedere correre lungo le sponde del fiume i cittadini di prima mattina. Come già accennato, gli spazi verdi non mancano e le rive di questo fiume sono un punto perfetto per i momenti di relax. Questo fiume si allarga e forma i due laghi Binnenalster e l'AuBenalster. Dopo una lunga giornata di lavoro o di visite turistiche, questa oasi per un pò marittima e un pò verde è il luogo ideale dove staccare e godere della tranquillità naturale.

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Local from Hamburg, Germany

An der alster eignet es sich sehr am sommer vor ihr zu sitzen denn sie sieht sehr schön aus

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Braunschweig, Germany

Die Alster ist ideal für schöne Spaziergänge. Egal in welcher Jahreszeit man sich gerade befindet.

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Oia, Greece

krasivo e!

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