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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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  • After we had discovered access limited only by construction work after some searching it went down with the elevator. A special experience of the transport in the car box upward. To recommend the course towards Steinwerder and from there by ferry is back.
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  • A tunnel, not a tourist attraction. I don't get the buzz about it. If you decide to go, take the stairs, not the lift. At least you'll get a bit of view  more »
  • the elb-tunnel is a visitor must for any hamburg. Hamburg's history to the touch and be amazed.
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