If the harbor is the heart of Hamburg, then the Alster is its soul. Created by damming a tributary of the River Elbe in the ... More
If the harbor is the heart of Hamburg, then the Alster is its soul. Created by damming a tributary of the River Elbe in the 13th Century, the lake is now an integral part of the cityscape and lends Hamburg its inimitable atmosphere. The Außenalster (Outer Alster) covers an area of 160 hectares and is almost entirely surrounded by parks and trees. The 18-hectare Binnenalster (Inner Alster) was separated from the Outer Alster in the 17th Century and is flanked by three promenades: the Ballindamm, Jungfernstieg and Neuer Jungfernstieg.
Alster is a huge big lake in Hamburg... it is man-made.
Every year in April thousands of people from all over Germany come to and throw bananas into Alster lake.
It is a huge German holiday in Hamburg, they throw in the bananas to feed the sea-monkeys.
The German people believe that the sea-monkeys are lords of the ocean and if they keep the sea monkeys happy their boats won't sink.
Years ago there was a market on top of Alster when it froze over in the winter, until one year when there was too much weight and not think enough ice. Well the Ice broke and many of the people fell into the icy water and died. There are increadible shop all around it, and the ice cream is great! If you get too warm in the summer there is a subway station under the Alster that makes you feel like you have AC again!
If you like rowing for leisure, there are numerous boat hire businesses through which you can hire a range of
rowing boats, seating one to eight people. There are several rowing clubs in Hamburg, from which you can pick ...
Located 200 m from the railway station and 12 km from Hamburg airport, the Ibis Hamburg Alster hotel offers 165
airconditioned rooms with WiFi Internet access, including 2 with facilities for persons with limited mobility, the LA TABLE restaurant ...
The Kennedy bridge was built in 1952 53, and runs parallel to the Lombards bridge where the Inner Alster Lake
meets the Outer Alster lake. It was built in order to alleviate the amount of traffic encountered by the ...