Alster Lakes - Things to Know Before Visiting
Alster Lakes, 20148 Hamburg, Germany
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About Alster Lakes
Alster Lakes are two artificial lakes in Hamburg, and the lakes are surrounded by trees and green gardens that offer stunning views that give you a place to relax away from the hustle and bustle of the city. The lake is also famous for its water sports activities, and it is an ideal place for cycling.
Attractions Near Alster Lakes
Hamburger Kunsthalle is an art museum founded in 1850. It is one of the largest museums in Germany. The museum highlights a collection of artworks dating from the fourteenth to nineteenth centuries, and from present day. The Kunsthalle consists of three connected buildings, dating from 1869, 1921 and 1997.
Planten un Blomen is a must-visit park. The estimated area of the park is 47 hectares (116.1 acres), the park contains a large playground and the Old Botanical Garden of Hamburg. The park houses children's shows and concerts, and the visitors can see the first plant in the park that was planted in 1821 by Johann Georg Christian Lehmann.
Jungfernstieg is one of the most popular places in Hamburg that offers a beautiful view of the waterfront. Established in 1665, it is situated on Alster Lakes. The place is known for boat trips that cross Alester Lakes back and forth, there is also a shopping area.
Hamburg Rathaus is a building for the government of Hamburg, located at the Rathausmarkt square, this place attracts many visitors due to the magnificent architecture of the building, visitors can visit the exhibitions that housed inside.
A must-visit place for chocolate lovers, the museum takes you in 90 minutes tour to display the process of making chocolate from cocoa harvest to the chocolate bar. Visitors also can make their own chocolate bars. Located in the Kontorhaus district of Hamburg.
St. Nikolai Memorial is a church in Hamburg. Built in 1195, the church was destroyed and rebuilt several times. During the World War II, the church was destroyed but the spire remained relatively unscathed. There is also a museum inside in the church crypt dedicated to World War II.
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One of Germany's 16 federal states, Hamburg is the second-largest city in Germany after Berlin and the 7th largest city in the European Union with a population of over 1.84 million. The city's metropolitan region is home to more than five million people. Hamburg has Europe's third-largest port and it is a major European science, research, and education hub.