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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. Use our Hamburg day trip site to visit Alter Elbtunnel on your trip to Hamburg, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • On foot, we have crossed the Elbe tunnel. Since no cars are moved due to construction work, we were allowed to ride with the car lift. I would recommend to run River, where there is an observation deck, where you can see the other side of the River on the other side.
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  • Visited as part of walking tour, but visited later on by ourselves. If you wish to walk to the other side of the river this is an ideal opportunity to go through the Alter Tunnel. Not much to say othe...  more »
  • We have taken the trouble to walk along the old tunnel. The children's well - we also found. Only the entrance was not immediately finding because of the missing signs (current site). Only a few militant cyclists who wanted to try speed gradient through the middle of the pedestrian through 35, tarnished the fun. There are always such candidate on the Nobel Peace Prize. Apart from that: Really worth seeing. Also, the ride with the elevator.
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  • Its about the journey, not the destination. If you are feeling up to it and you are not afraid of heights, take the stairs. It gives you a good idea of the depth of the tunnels. The decorations and tiling is old and detailed. Some work and maintenance is needed in the tunnel. It would be great to turn this location into a museum, and allow visitors access to view the inner workings of the lifts and shaft. An unexpected surprise visit which was most enjoyable.
  • A unique tunnel. Experience crossing the river in an old tunnel that rocks elevators for cars, bikes and pedestrians in a total of 6 on each side. Monumental structure and a fun way to see the city from the harbor.
  • This tunnel dates from 1911 and is 426 meters long. It will take you about 10-15 to cross it. Once you have reached the other side there is an elevator to go up if you don't want to use the stairs. Very nice views from Hamburg. It is not far away from Sankt Pauli. One place that should be missed when visiting Hamburg.
  • Really cool feature and so unexpected. You can't get a sense of how deep you are and all the original features and decorations are great. And of course, so convenient and efficient.
  • So exciting when you’re thinking that this place is actually under water Easy access for everyone (there’s stairs and elevators) and it’s not that long for a walk .. u can breath so normally even when crowded. Interesting place to visit
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