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Lake Alster (German: Alster) is a part of the river of the same name in the central part of Hamburg, in northern Germany.
The lake arose in the riverbed at the column Adolf III c. 1190 year. Then Alster was blocked by a dam for the operation of a water mill.
Today, Alster Lake is one of the main attractions of Hamburg, it is a favorite vacation spot for all citizens – they walk here, run along the paths of the park, engage in various sports, including water sports, as well as make purchases and ride a boat.
From 1616 to 1625, during the construction of the city wall, the lake was divided into two parts – Outer and Inner Alster. To prevent unauthorized entry into the city, the river flow under a wooden bridge was blocked by a large log. Continue reading