"Binnenalster (Inner Alster)" Binnen and Außenalster Tip by Nemorino
Binnen and Außenalster, Hamburg: 30 reviews and 70 photos
The Binnenalster is the smaller of the two parts of the Alster Lake. It borders directly on the city center of Hamburg and is one of the city’s most prominent landmarks.
In 1987 the Alster Fountain went into operation. It was modeled after the Jet d’eau in the harbor of Geneva, Switzerland, but shoots the water less than half as high (60 meters as opposed to 140 meters in Geneva), because of the windy weather in Hamburg.
The fountain was not terribly popular among Hamburg residents when it first went into operation, but I have the feeling it has now been generally accepted as an attractive addition to the city’s trademark lake.
Also the fountain has the effect of aerating the water and has served to improve the water quality of the lake.
Additional photos: Cycling near the Binnenalster.
Directions: GPS 53°33'16.91" North; 9°59'42.21" East
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