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Alter Elbtunnel, Hamburg

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Historic Walking Area
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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  • We walked through this then back again as the kids boys wanted to go again. On the way up and down we were allowed to go in the car lift which was exciting for the kids. We would have liked a bit more...  more »
  • The walk in the tunnel was good. Although there is nothing much to see other than the tunnel, but the feeling of knowing an entire river flowing right above you was amazing. Its time efficient too, it...  more »
  • So, Hamburg even goes without Elbtunnel. Once at the River, no congestion. Stylish engineering that you miss today.
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