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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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  • This is a tunnel through which you can walk. At the end there is beautiful view of the city (not so much when we were there because it was foggy but that can happen). There is a lift available. It was pretty busy while we were there in low season so I think it's in the high season, though annoying pressure can be.
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  • No matter whether on foot or by bike or car. Once through the old Elbe tunnel is an experience. Beautifully restored. Including history. Or as I said: just a nice walk, which allows one to look at the landungsbrücken :) worth!
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  • A walk through the old Elbetunnel makes for a nice, somewhat different activity in Hamburg. It's more the thought of walking from one side of the river to the other at great depth than what's to see t...  more »
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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