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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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  • Passage is free and well worth seeing - a ride with the car lift is recommended. Cars can pass through the tunnel for a fee of €2.
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  • at a city tour by car my city guide has navigated the tunnel. only the fee when I hear richig EURO 2. - pay .warten have until a gate for the elevator goes up with the car drive up on the correct floor and then go through the tunnel. Please take that also benutzen.am end of the ca 450 long tunnel on the consideration of pedestrian's car again in the elevator to exit Japan. Ausfahrt.der was originally built tunnel for the port workers faster to get from the city to the port many many years ago
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  • List was not top my to-do the Elbtunnel. The construction was then interested and the walk under the river Elbe has something. By Steinwerder has it also offer views of Hamburg. Unfortunately not much more, so there's no ferry, for example.
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  • Well,... It's a tunnel underneath the Elbe to the other side. You can either walk down the stairs or take an elevator - on both sides. It's a nice walk to the other side and once you get there, you have a nice overview over Landungsbrücken of Hamburg. There is a small hot dog stand over there but that's pretty much it. You can even ride a bike to the other side or drive a car (but I don't really know how that works).
  • One of kind experience. I would suggest everyone to try and do this even if you are in Hamburg of a day. The location is easily accessible by the Ubahn line U3. For disability access, there are two elevators on each sides. You could start from the dock side and walk down the flight of stairs to the tunnel entrance and then walk along the marked path. Please make sure you are using the pavements if you are walking. There might be cyclists using the central path. It's a short walk across the river Elbe and you can use the elevator to go up. Just walk around the structure towards the river to reach the scenic point. There are great views of the harbour side. The timings on weekends are different so please look out for the opening times.
  • After passing through a long underwater tunnel, you can enjoy the remarkable view of the Elb with the awesome philharmonic building. It looks like a queen with her crown greeting all the ships coming to the city of port, Hamburg.
  • Might be thinking "What's so great?" It's definitely a cool historical place to visit. It's free of charge and a nice walk to the other side. There's a spot you can go take in the river views before heading back. You can take the stairs or the elevator down. One half was being worked on and therefore closed, but the other half was still open.
  • Ein Muss am späten abend oder in der Nacht. Ist zu diesen Stunden fast leer und ruhig..

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