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Alter Elbtunnel, Hamburg

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Historic Walking Area
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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  • The quickest way to cross the Elbe river. There is a car lift and a passenger/bike lift down and up and a long walk to the other side. Interesting to watch a car going down and through the tunnel. Ver...  more »
  • It was a very nice (and free) walk under the Elb river. Also fascinating to see the old huge elevators - you can even take a ride with them. On the other side you have a view to the river, and a few s...  more »
  • Interesting industrial elevators but you have to walk a lot in the tunnel itself. Better on bikes. On the other side there is nothing except the view back to the Piers and Hamburg, so if you are a pho...  more »