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Lake Alster, located in the central part of old Hamburg, is a picturesque artificial lake, as well as a favorite place for walks and rest among citizens and city guests. There are many presentable boutiques and luxury hotels along the lake.
Alster Lake was formed back in 1190. The division of the lake into Inner (Binnnenalster) and Outer (Au & szlig; enalster) Alster occurred in the 16th century after the construction of the Wallanlagen fortifications.
Alster, contrary to popular belief, is not a lake, and a river, a tributary of the Elbe, which originates 50 kilometers from the city. After the appearance of dams, canals and mills, the Alster turned into a dam.
Today on the lake it is possible to rest for every taste – an area for active recreation is equipped on the shore, there are boat rental points (you can make a water cruise not only along the lake, but also along the numerous canals of Hamburg), fishing is possible (for this you need to purchase a special `` Fischkarte '').
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Topic: Alster lake in Germany, Hamburg resort.