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Binnenalster, Hamburg

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Water Body · Hidden Gem · Nature / Park
Located right on the port, Binnenalster is also the commercial center of the city, where designer stores, cafes, and restaurants abound. Stroll the streets for some leisurely window-shopping, or sit on a bench to watch the people go by or to admire the architecture or the central fountain. Walk along the lake and feed the swans, or catch a boat to the other side. The selection of restaurants is immense. If you don't mind a little wait, you might be able to get a table on a terrace overlooking the lake. With our online itinerary creator, Hamburg attractions like Binnenalster can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
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  • The Binnenalster is an artificial lake fed by the River Alster. The lake is surrounded by magnificent buildings housing shops, restaurants, cafes and I think a few civic buildings too. The lake flows....  more »
  • Great for a summer's day to stroll and get a beer and pretzel. We did notice that this lake and canal needed a clean though. (July 2019)  more »
  • We really enjoyed the part of the permanent collection on display, but found the special exhibition (video art and some random photographs) not very interesting.Staffs are really friendly. Upon arrival the museum layout was explained to me. This made it easy for me to decide in what order I want to view the pieces.
  • It's cool to have a lake in the middle of town and Hamburg has two (well, kind of). It's a great place to sit in summer and always fun to walk around. It always makes me feel better seeing it. I guess one of the most beautiful spots of Hamburg. If it is for a drink or just walking around... this spots keeps on getting to you, over and over again.

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