National Geographic : 1933 Jun
Photograph byCarl Schiitze TAME SWANS FEED FROM TROUGHS IN HAMBURG'S INNER ALSTER LAKE This sheet of water, about a mile in circumference, is one of the city's liveliest charms. Quays plantedwith trees bound iton three sides; the fourth side, where it joins the Outer Alster, is laid out in promenades along the Lombard Bridge. Besides swansand the many launches, sailboats, and canoes which dot its sparkling waters, tame gulls also haunt the lake. Some are so gentle that they will fly up and take bread from your hand. Many young swans, hatched on the Alster, have been sent to other parts of the world.