Alster Lake
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Our most recommended Alster Lake Viewing Points

  • Hamburg: Hop-On/ Hop-Off Sightseeing Tour Classic Line

    1. Hamburg: Hop-On/ Hop-Off Sightseeing Tour Classic Line

    Begin your guided sightseeing tour of Hamburg by boarding a wonderful yellow and red double-decker bus. You’ll then drive around the vast Alster Lakes, over the Jungfernstieg, and to the town hall on this hop-on-hop-off tour.  Along your journey, you’ll make 15 stops and have the chance to pause at each location, continuing on with a later bus if you wish. You’ll see many tourist attractions along the way, including St. Michel Church, the court of justice district, the Elbphilharmonie, and the Hafencity. You'll also visit the fish market, St. Pauli Piers, and the beloved St. Georg district as your expert guide provides interesting facts and useful tips along the way. Weather permitting, the roof of the bus will be opened for fantastic city views.

  • Hamburg Center: Smartphone Scavenger Hunt Tour

    2. Hamburg Center: Smartphone Scavenger Hunt Tour

    Discover the city center of Hamburg during this interactive scavenger hunt game played on your smartphone. Learn interesting facts, solve questions, gain points, and see how you place on the regional league table. Get to know Hamburg city hall and the famous Jungfernstieg with the Binnenalster Lake, and more. Learn about the city including its development and history. Discover historical places as well as must-see sights and hot spots away from the usual tourist paths. For each solved question or task, receive 10 safari points. If you need a hint to solve the question, you only get 5 safari points. At the end of the game, your safari points will be added. The higher your score, the higher your placement in the safari regional league table.

  • Hamburg: Private Driving Tour with Local Guide

    3. Hamburg: Private Driving Tour with Local Guide

    Get an insider’s look at Hamburg from the comfort of a van whose experienced driver will serve as your private guide as you tour the city. Stop to take photos or walk around when you choose. Take a break to grab a bite to eat or pop into souvenir shops at any time. Take a stroll along Alster Lake while enjoying an ice cream or watching the sailboats and swans. Visit the picturesque former fishing village, Blankenese, known for the thousands of stairs that line its hills. Pass by lighthouses, romantic gardens, and villas while catching glimpses of the Elbe River. Embrace the alternative vibe of the trendy and colorful Schanzen quarter. Next head to HafenCity and admire the shimmering glass facade of the Elbphilharmonie concert hall. Learn about Hamburg’s rich history and current events from the anecdotes your local guide will share throughout the day.

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What people are saying about Alster Lake

Overall rating

4.3 / 5

based on 83 reviews

The city tour on the Line C Classic Line was a great experience. About two years ago I had already done a city tour in Hamburg with another company on a different route and was more than disappointed. The route wasn't nearly as varied as this line. Here I was able to get to know Hamburg in detail, and the trip around the Outer Alster was really great. The bus was clean, almost new, and the comments were made through a voice system. Very good presentation of the sights on the route with a lot of background. The driver was nice too and I felt well chauffeured by him. If you really want to get to know the city you should take this line, I can only recommend this tour. Spontaneously I decided to do a harbor tour and bought a discounted ticket on the bus. After the harbor tour I continued the city tour, everything went fine, the bus arrived on time. Absolute recommendation!

Easy to find the bus stop. There are different lines at the same place. Ask zur bus driver.

The lady has informed us very well and that is very lively and great.