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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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  • In the early hours of the morning, you can the Elbe tunnel, which connects from the landungsbrücken and Steinwerder, in all its glory, and almost alone enjoy. It is an imposing building. And although constant renovations are carried out, this long tunnel is highly recommended. It takes about 10 to 15 minutes to be able to pass him. He is free to use for pedestrians. Elevator is available for cars and pedestrians.
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  • Very impressive the tunnel tiles. Should not be missing at a Hamburg trip. Very much recommended in summer.
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  • If you are in Hamburg you should go through the tunnel. That's an experience so far below. Just great.
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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.
  • Amazing