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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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  • ... When you're alone! Outstanding photographs! We depart regularly bike over, if possible, be sure the large loads elevator take! If you go to walk and has physically no limitations, I recommend the staircase.
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  • The history of the tunnel is quite interesting but the tunnel itself has nothing to offer. It's a long tunnel connecting two parts of the city but nothing more than that. I wouldn't recommend it unles...  more »
  • If all this makes me think it was built in the 800, the creeps ... I highly recommend you get down into the underworld and to walk several km on foot ...
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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.
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