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Alter Elbtunnel

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Address: Bei den St.-Pauli-Landungsbrucken, Hamburg, Germany
Phone Number: 040-30051300
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Well worth walking the 500 metres down the tunnel which is a Marvel of early 20th century engineering. It's free for foot passengers to ride the lifts and it's bang next to the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 3, 2015
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Portsmouth, England
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

Well worth walking the 500 metres down the tunnel which is a Marvel of early 20th century engineering. It's free for foot passengers to ride the lifts and it's bang next to the Landungsbrücke tourist honey pot.

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izmir
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Interesting to pass from the tunnel while you are visiting to Hamburg, I like it, drive several times

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Stourbridge, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

This is a wonderful walk, right under estuary! The tunnel is air conditioned and has room for bikes and cars to pass through underneath the water. Beautiful ceramic carvings line the tunnel with pictures of sea creatures, and the sounds of the lifts working at either end, echo through! The lifts in themselves are a feat of engineering, Wonderful! When... More 

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Hamburg, Germany
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

The Old Elb-Tunnel is a very significant tunnel in Hamburg with a nostalgic charme. At the moment they repair one tunnel and maintain the traditional character. I love walking through it to the other side, to take a look at the crowded site of the "Landungsbrücken", the ferries and all the boats passing by.

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

A must do when visiting Hamburg. Take the Elevator or stairs underground and walk to the other side of the river.

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Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

Went to the Alter tunnel today and was impressed with the engineering feet accomplished in the early 1900's you can walk the length of the tunnel completely free, in other places in the world like Australia they would charge you for the privilege! You can also take your car down for $2 euro one one way, a very interesting site... More 

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Lund, Sweden
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

We first walked though the tunnel in an evening and thought it was very interesting, so we came again another day with car, to really try the "car elevator" thing and it's really interesting. :-) For car the fee costs 2 Euro per ride and right now it's only one-way direction in the morning and another direction back to Hamburg... More 

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Oslo, Norway
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

Honestly, I found the Alter Elbtunnel to be relatively uninteresting. I appreciate what an achievement it must have been in the day, but I'm glad this attraction was free of charge - since it's basically just walking back and forth through an old, but good-looking tunnel under the river.

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Aabenraa, Denmark
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Puzzled by the magnetizing effect this place had on me (and my partner). It is just a walk in a rather cold and uncomfortable tunnel but compelling nonetheless. It might be benefitial if just ever so slightly interested in history but, acually, I am sure that many a child would like this walk as well.

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Malmo, Sweden
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

The first river tunnel in the continent of Europe and when it open 1911, it was technical sensation. Now it was one of the landmark of Hamburg. its a must visit in Hamburg if you like history.

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Address: Bei den St.-Pauli-Landungsbrucken, Hamburg, Germany
Phone Number: 040-30051300
Location: Europe  >  Germany  >  Hamburg>  > St. Pauli

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