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Alter Elbtunnel, Hamburg

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You can cross the Elbe river 24 m (80 ft) below the water's surface through Alter Elbtunnel. This subterranean tunnel, constructed in 1911, connects the city center of Hamburg with the dock and shipyard district of the south banks. Inside the tunnel, you can admire the collection of glazed ceramic motifs. Walk through to the south side of the river for impressive views of the cityscape and surrounding area. Pedestrians and bicyclists can use the tunnel 24 hours a day. Motor traffic is restricted to certain hours. Plan your visit to Alter Elbtunnel and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our Hamburg family vacation planner.
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  • You can just fine down the elevator and drive the wheelchair even well long. Very impressive!
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  • Please be sure to double track the procedure. Once soaring off on foot, and then drive on the entire tunnel.
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  • Interesting old foot tunnel amazing construction, something a bit different and well worth it, a nice walk under the river to the other side. Then there are views on the other side back to hamburg are...  more »
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  • Really interesting landmark. Feels like being in a steampunk videogame
  • It still has the flair of the beginning of the 20th century.
  • Fascinating historic tunnel under the river, free for push bikes and walking but still in operation for cars with an old lift.
  • Ein einzigartiges Bauwerk.
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