Alster Lake
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Our most recommended Alster Lake Sightseeing Tours

  • Hamburg: City Cruise on Alster Lake

    1. Hamburg: City Cruise on Alster Lake

    Sail past the famous Alster Fountain and under the Lombards bridge directly to the Outer Alster. See beautiful residential areas and sights, such as the Hotel Atlantic, Blue Mosque, U. S. Consulate General, or Hotel Vier Jahreszeiten. Discover the city´s stunning panorama with its church spires and bridges, as well as the natural life along the lakeside with its many water birds and rare plants.

    It was a wonderful trip. The scenery was beautiful and the Captain was very informative and witty.

  • Hamburg Combo: Hop On Hop Off & Water Ticket / Harbor Cruise

    2. Hamburg Combo: Hop On Hop Off & Water Ticket / Harbor Cruise

    Create your own sightseeing tour: wherever you want to stop, you can just hop off the bus and then hop back on later. Combine your 1-day ticket for sightseeing tour Line A with a water ticket. You can choose a  water program on the Elbe or Alster.  You can choose between: • 1-hour harbor cruise (St. Pauli piers 1+4) • 1-hour Alster tour (Jungfernstieg jetty)

    Well organised tour, friendly staff, good value for money. What more can you ask for? 5 stars!

  • Hamburg: Downtown, Alster & Alternative Areas Bike Tour

    3. Hamburg: Downtown, Alster & Alternative Areas Bike Tour

    Discover the contrasts of Hamburg on an exciting bike tour through the Hanseatic city. The tour convenes at Dammtor, just 10 minutes from the bike shop. After you have chosen a suitable bike for yourself, ride towards Sternschanze, through the historical neighborhood of Schröderstift, Sternschanzenpark, and the actual district with its alternative cultural activities. Continue on along Hafenstrasse in St. Pauli through the Portuguese quarter to Neustadt. Find out more about the project of the artist cooperative “Komm in de Gänge” and pass through the sophisticated boutique scenery along the Inner Alster Lake. Visit the Kontorhaus district from the 1920s and visit the “Münzviertel” in Hammerbrook, a representative case for the discussion on socially responsible city use. Ride on to St. Georg, where you will find contrasts of multicultural life. The route takes you on to the Inner Alster...

    The tour was fun and is recommended to get a fast overview of the city and see the alleys where you usually do not come. The guide was energetic, but not very knowledgeable about history or architecture, and did speak only moderate english.

  • Sailing Sight Seeing Tour (1.5hr) on Aussenalster in Hamburg

    4. Sailing Sight Seeing Tour (1.5hr) on Aussenalster in Hamburg

    The crew will welcome you aboard the sailing ship for your private cruise on the Alster River in Hamburg. Under the guidance of your experienced skipper you’ll enjoy, explore, and experience Hamburg from the water. Experience a fantastic sailing trip with a unique maritime flair in the heart of Hamburg. The skipper can customize the tour to suit your interests. You can decide how much time you want to allot to water sports, entertainment, and information. Discover a pirate treasure at the top of a church tower, a bridge named after a U.S. president, the White House in Hamburg, a seamen’s church far away from the harbor, and a mosque far away from the Islamic world. This and much more awaits you on the tour!

  • Hamburg: City Center and Speicherstadt Walking Tour

    5. Hamburg: City Center and Speicherstadt Walking Tour

    Explore the northern German metropolis of Hamburg on foot and learn more about the fascinating stories of the city and its history. With a trusty guide, discover the HafenCity district, a growing area of novel inner-city architecture and public spaces on the Elbe. Admire the fascinating Elbphilharmonie and impressive harbor vistas. As Europe’s second biggest port, Hamburg has always been open to adventurers and travelers from around the world. You’ll also visit the UNESCO-listed warehouse district called Speicherstadt, which translates from German to ‘City of Warehouses’. Spend some time admiring its unique charm and listen to facts about the largest warehouse district in the world to be built on timber pile foundations. Tour the city center, home to the beautiful town hall. Here the architecture and the symbolism of the sculptures will tell you a lot about Hamburg's tradition and pas...

  • Hamburg 3.5-Hour Bike Tour

    6. Hamburg 3.5-Hour Bike Tour

    Explore Hamburg on this 3.5-hour bike tour. From the Reeperbahn to the Alster River – experience the charm of this port city. The tour begins at the office in St. Pauli. From here you ride through Heiligengeistfeld to the Outer Alster Lake and the Inner Alster Lake. Ride past the Town Hall, the Speicherstadt, HafenCity, and St. Michael's Church. Back in St. Pauli, you head to the piers and the world-famous Reeperbahn. You make a stop at each attraction, where you’ll discover interesting facts and information from your guide, take photos, and ask questions. During the tour you’ll have a coffee break, where you can soak up the atmosphere of the city. Hamburg is very flat and the ride is easy going. This tour is therefore suitable for all ages and riding abilities.

    Einfach super! Sehr gut organisiert und extrem nett und freundlich durchgeführt.

  • Hamburg: Alster Lake and Alternative Sights Bike Tour

    7. Hamburg: Alster Lake and Alternative Sights Bike Tour

    Ride along the Alster shoreline, over beautiful old bridges, through green parks, and into unique neighborhoods on this guided cycle. Hop onto your bike and get ready to explore the less known side of Hamburg. Your guide will lead the way and take you to see some of the city’s most intriguing suburbs. You’ll get to know Hamburg’s alternative and artistic scene as you pedal through some of its creative districts. On the ride, you’ll also pass through scenic and serene landscapes such as green parks and the famous Alster Lake.

  • Hamburg Discovery: Bus Tour with Harbor & Alster Lake Cruise

    8. Hamburg Discovery: Bus Tour with Harbor & Alster Lake Cruise

    If you want to see where the heart of Hamburg beats, you have to take to the water. That's why the Alster and harbor tours are integral components of the sightseeing tour. Allow yourself to be whisked off into the secrets of the maritime world by a humorous 'harbor expert' on board the barge, and enjoy the sight of the magnificent villas and Hanseatic way of life during your Alster tour.

    Printable tickets are not good when you are on the road and booking events. Even had the tickets e mailed to the hotel but never arrived. Luckily the bus driver was nice enough to type in the confirmation numbers into their system and than issue us tickets.

  • Hamburg: Exclusive Tour by Limousine with Chauffeur

    9. Hamburg: Exclusive Tour by Limousine with Chauffeur

    Treat yourself to an exclusive tour through Hamburg with a private chauffeur and limousine. You will be picked up at your hotel and can decide for yourself what you would like to see, whether it be the Alster River, Hafencity, the Speicherstadt (warehouse district), or the city center. Your guide will also suggest the most interesting sights to see. You can stop to take photos at any time during the tour. Sit back and relax while listening to interesting stories about the famous attractions. Visit St. Michael's Church or explore the Elbe Tunnel. See Blankenese, enjoy a coffee on the beach, or sip a refreshing drink on the Süllberg hill. Drive over the Köhlbrand Bridge and admire the breathtaking views of the Elbe River and the passing container ships.

  • Hamburg: 2.5-Hour Private Historical Walking Tour

    10. Hamburg: 2.5-Hour Private Historical Walking Tour

    Start your tour in front of one of Hamburg’s most beautiful architectural marvels, the neo-renaissance town hall. From there, trace the path of the Great Fire of 1842 to see where it all started in the picturesque Deichstrasse, one of the oldest parts of Hamburg to survive the firebombing of the Second World War. Along the way, your expert guide will show you how disaster has shaped the city on the Elbe, from fires to floods, and war to cholera. The fact that Hamburg is still standing might be the most surprising fact you learn on this tour! But don't just focus on doom and gloom. Learn how the great ambitions of Hamburg’s titans of industry, Salomon Heine and Albert Ballin, gave Hamburg the progressive traditions that have seen it thrive not only economically, but socially as well. Finish your tour by the gleaming new Elbphilharmonie, Hamburg’s stunning new Philharmonic. Visit the bui...

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What people are saying about Alster Lake

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 40 reviews

Be ready to hustle and keep up. Make sure to ask the pace of the tour. Guide is great. Just need to make sure all are included. I understand you cannot wait for the one but let us know up front the pace. Highly recommend this company just make sure your ready and ask. Thank you to the guide from Australia. Sorry I cannot remember your name.

Great city tour by Ilke! She had great knowledge and was quite funny, cycling around the city was very fun!

It was a wonderful trip. The scenery was beautiful and the Captain was very informative and witty.

Great day thank you very much. Exellent guide and driver!!!!

Probably best way in 3 hours to see central Hamburg