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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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  • We were already 10 times in Hamburg. Now we have visited also the old Elbe tunnel. The experience itself is so simple and poignant as the tunnel. Through to the other side goes there enjoys on the Aussichtsplattform(verstecke rechts um die Ecke vondem Gebäude) where the good views and running back again. Defintiv a nice-to Lake
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  • The alter elbtunnel ("old elbe tunnel") is not a universally well-known tourist attraction in Hamburg and therefore you do not expect it to be so impressive. But it is, believe me! I think it is an ex...  more »
  • Exciting walk through a key witnesses. Amazing way this experience can be experienced completely free of charge
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  • A very cool tunnel. Must see when u visit Hamburg. After you finish it there is a nice place to view the whole city .. also the tunnel start is very close to the sea walk .. many restaurants and pubs
  • 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.
  • A place you should all go to remember the peace full gardens and the perfect quiet
  • Interesting if you are in the area, no reason to go out of your way to visit.
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