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Binnenalster: Our most recommended tours and activities

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.

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

2. 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: Tatort Walking Tour ‒ The Original (Tour in German)

3. Hamburg: Tatort Walking Tour ‒ The Original (Tour in German)

Discover several years of Tatort history in Hamburg at the top shooting locations in the Hanseatic city. The tour starts directly in the city center at Jungfernstieg and continues to the Town Hall, which had a role as a supporting act in many Tatort films, but which is most famous for the dramatic scene with Cenk Batu. Your next destination is the HafenCity, the largest urban development project in Europe and shooting location in almost every Tatort film with Nick Tschiller and therefore an important sight for Tatort fans. Find out from where you were able to see Helene Fischer when she disappeared into the dark recesses of human trafficking against the backdrop of the famous Elbe Philharmonic Hall. The tour will end at the foot of Elbphilharmonie with a lovely view of the harbor.

Hamburg: Scavenger Hunt through the City in German

4. Hamburg: Scavenger Hunt through the City in German

Discover the Hanseatic city of Hamburg in a playful and unusual way with the city game Hamburg. The Route Hamburg City I will lead you to the most famous sights of Hamburg's city center. On your tour, you will see Mönckebergstraße, the town hall with the stock exchange and the old post office. Go past Jungfernstieg with the Alsterhaus as well as the colonnades, before your scavenger hunt ends at "Planten un Blomen". How the city game Hamburg works: You will find 16 sealed and numbered envelopes in the city game box. In these, you find small tasks that need to be solved. Led by the clear and unambiguous directions, you make your way through Hamburg on foot or on your bike. Decipher the riddles to find your way to the next place of interest. The solution of every task gives you the number of the next envelope, you need to open. You do not know in advance, in what order the envelopes of the scavenger hunt must be opened. Detailed background information on the history or even the present-day use of every sight is provided. You decide when you want to start your scavenger hunt through Hamburg and also how long you want to linger at the different stations. Enjoy an enigmatic and exceptional tour and interrupt your scavenger hunt, whenever you feel like it.

Hamburg Center: Smartphone Scavenger Hunt Tour

5. 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: Self-guided Smartphone Old Town Tour

6. Hamburg: Self-guided Smartphone Old Town Tour

Explore Hamburg’s historic center with a self-guided smartphone tour and messenger-based game. As you walk around the inner city looking for clues to help Maya get her memories back, you’ll see some of the city's most iconic sights and learn about their colorful past.   Your adventure begins outside the majestic building of the Kunsthalle - Hamburg’s historic art museum. Follow the clues to the Jungfernstieg where you can gaze out across the waters of the Binnenalster lake before checking out the stylish shopping mile of Mönckebergstraße. As your adventure continues to the Old Town, marvel at the ornate facade of the neo-Renaissance City Hall, the Colonnades, and the 19th Century Gänsemarkt. Finally, you’ll discover the famous destroyed church of St. Nicholas and find out it is connected to your mystery game.

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What people are saying about Binnenalster

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 969 reviews

The boat had a glass roof with the solar cells and a good view from inside. There was also the opportunity to sit outside in the open at the back of the boat. Beautiful trip, where you got to see Hamburg from a slightly different side, and where you got to rest your feet. An hour on the Alster lakes was absolutely perfect in time.

The tour was great! Our skipper Volker was very experienced and gave us a fun day on the water. Thanks a lot for this! We definitely want to repeat that.

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

A great experience with a very friendly skipper! I can only recommend!

The captain and his son were amazing. We really enjoyed it.