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Alter Elbtunnel

Bei den St.-Pauli-Landungsbrucken, Hamburg, Germany (Neustadt)
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Ranked #17 of 148 Attractions in Hamburg
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Historic Sites, Historic Walking Areas
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

It is a truly historical area no one should miss when visiting Hamburg. The tunnel is very long but it is really worth walking it.

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Geneva, Switzerland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Good for history and engineering buffs - incredibly this turn of the century structure which allows people bikes and cars under the Elbe is still running, and for €2 you can put your car in the lift and drive under the Elbe. Its bait slower the than the modern highway tunnel but an unusual experience. Curiously the tiled walls of... More

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Nottingham
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40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

The tunnel is a bit of a gem. You go underground in a lift, walk down the tunnel to the other side of the river, and come out to a viewing point of the harbour and the city landmarks. Second best view after Altona.

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Saskatoon, Canada
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23 reviews 23 reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

This is a great free attraction. Be prepared for stairs, or take the lift if you wish. Bikes are allowed as well. Nice to see and experience this tunnel under the harbour.

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Hamburg, Germany
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71 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

An interesting experience in Hamburg. It is so easy to reach from Landungsbrücken train station. Both side views are enjoyable. It is free to visit.

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Amiens, France
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

We enjoyed our walk through the tunnel under the river. We had cars and motorbikes and a lot of pedestrians walk through at the same time as us. The tunnels are being renovated so there are some parts covered up while they work. It is great that they are looking after this important part of their past.

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

if your into engineering its a must see . down by lift and then a walk though the tunnel to a lift the other side . it's v cool too lovely !

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Iowa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

You enter the lifts through wooden doors that shut and you will be lowered below the river where two narrow streets ( one in each direction) will be going to the other side of the Elbe. Keeping in mind, that this tunnel was built in 1911 it is very impressive architecture saving people a lot of time to go the... More

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Stockport, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Great piece of historic engineering (built in the early 1900's) still used by pedestrians and vehicles. One of the tunnels is under renovation. We visited on a day when the tunnel was closed to vehicles and other people had chosen that day to visit for the same reason and to get some good photo opportunities. For those that enjoy architecture,... More

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Itzehoe
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

There are elevators for bikes and cars as well as stairs down to the old tunnel. It takes less than 15 minutes to walk under the Elbe and see the city of Hamburg from the other side of the habor. The best thing is - it is FREE

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