Hamburg: Alster Lake and Alternative Sights Bike Tour
- Duration: 3 hours
Discover the contrasts of Hamburg on an exciting bike tour through the Hanseatic city. The tour convenes at Dammtor, just 10 minutes from the bike shop. After you have chosen a suitable bike for yourself, ride towards Sternschanze, through the historical neighborhood of Schröderstift, Sternschanzenpark, and the actual district with its alternative cultural activities. Continue on along Hafenstrasse in St. Pauli through the Portuguese quarter to Neustadt. Find out more about the project of the artist cooperative “Komm in de Gänge” and pass through the sophisticated boutique scenery along the Inner Alster Lake. Visit the Kontorhaus district from the 1920s and visit the “Münzviertel” in Hammerbrook, a representative case for the discussion on socially responsible city use. Ride on to St. Georg, where you will find contrasts of multicultural life. The route takes you on to the Inner Alster...
The tour was fun and is recommended to get a fast overview of the city and see the alleys where you usually do not come. The guide was energetic, but not very knowledgeable about history or architecture, and did speak only moderate english.
Ride along the Alster shoreline, over beautiful old bridges, through green parks, and into unique neighborhoods on this guided cycle. Hop onto your bike and get ready to explore the less known side of Hamburg. Your guide will lead the way and take you to see some of the city’s most intriguing suburbs. You’ll get to know Hamburg’s alternative and artistic scene as you pedal through some of its creative districts. On the ride, you’ll also pass through scenic and serene landscapes such as green parks and the famous Alster Lake.
Cycle through the green suburbs with their animal and plant diversity and magnificent villas. Check out the multicultural district of St. Georg with artists' quarters, colorful gastronomy, and shop scene. Follow a CityMap through Dammtor to Pöseldorf-Rotherbaum, past consulates, residences and the parks of Harvestehude, Krugkoppel, Fernsicht, Leinpfad, Winterhuder Stadtpark with a planetarium viewing platform. Ride through Stadtparksee, Liebesinsel, Goldbekufer, Winterhuder Canal, Uhlenhorst with the fabulous Blue Mosque and a unique distant view of the skyline of Hamburg's Old and New Town. Don't miss out on Feenteich, Schwanenwijk and Mundsburger Brücke.
Discover the elegant neighborhoods around the Outer Alster Lake by bike and experience the unique charm of the Hamburg. Ride along the Alster shoreline, over beautiful old bridges, through green parks, and past imposing city villas with impressive waterfront properties. You will also see the enchanting Blue Mosque and have the chance to enjoy the stunning views of Hamburg’s old and new towns. Toward the end of the tour you will reach St. Georg and follow the footsteps of Hans Albers. Experience a bizarre microcosm of different lifestyles on the Lange Reihe, Hansaplatz, and Steindamm. You will make frequent stops along the way to learn more about the history and hear interesting facts.
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We booked this bike tour online in advance for our group of 6 adults and 3 children. Communication with the organizer was very good, but we were probably at the meeting point for our pickup on the wrong side of the street and were first picked up by the guide of another company. The matter cleared up quickly at the bike station at the Juridicum and a Danish family joined the group. Our guide, Vincent, a Ur-Hamburger Jung, who I would highly recommend, changed the route a bit at our request and with consideration for the younger children and we saved the neighborhood. The tour was varied with plenty of stops and a tour of Vincent. On our next visit, I'm sure we will book a bike tour with him again. You can never get the amount of information offered by bus or on foot on your own. THANK YOU
It was a very interesting, fun and entertaining bike tour. This gave us insights into the "real" Hamburg, with stories, pictures and impressions that you would never have experienced and seen on your own. The special charm of this multi-cultural city was conveyed very well by our guide. The tour is definitely worth the money. Even the "rickety bikes" have turned out to be comfortable. Gladly again!
We had a great time! Even though no one except us had signed up, the tour took place! Sebsatian was really friendly and just knew his stuff. It was a really long bike tour, but more breaks are certainly possible. We were really happy to have done the tour because we saw so many new things!
Our guide made our trip! what he did not know about Hamburg was not worth knowing. You need the experience highly recommended
We got this tour on line the day before and it has been very interesting!