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Address: Bei den St.-Pauli-Landungsbrucken, Hamburg, Germany
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A good addition to a sightseeing day in Hamburg

This is right next to Hard Rock cafe on Landungsbrucken. So we had lunch and walked over and got the lift down to the tunnel. It's free and a remarkable feat of engineering. My... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 26, 2015
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Hertford, United Kingdom
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Hertford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

This is right next to Hard Rock cafe on Landungsbrucken. So we had lunch and walked over and got the lift down to the tunnel. It's free and a remarkable feat of engineering. My young kids love a tunnel and there is a chance to buy a coffee and look at the view on the other side of the river.... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Nothing much too it, it's a tunnel going under the river Elbe and at the other side there's usually a hotdog van and a view over the river. Nice walk and it gets you away from the crowds in the main city area.

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Liverpool England
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Built as a foot tunnel to transport workers to the shipyards this feat of engineering still operates today, pedestrians, cyclists and the odd car share the journey. Not much to see on the other side but a rather poignant sign in memory of 250 slave labourers (Hungarian Jews) who were forced to work-some to death- in the shipyards and were... More 

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Brussels, Belgium
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

a very unique attraction to see. Take your time to use the car elevator and walk over to the other side. On the other side you have a great view towards Hamburg. We went there with our private bike tour and i wouldn't like to miss it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015 via mobile

With business visitors I always go to the old Elbtunnel. It is an important element of hamburg's history. Take the stairs to descent, then it is even more impressing. During our visit unfortunately one pipe was closed due to construction work. But there are many things to explain, such as: Why has it been build, the car elevators, marathon in... More 

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Durham, United Kingdom
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

Despite being a fantastic piece of engineering it isn't something that I would consider including as part of a tour of Hamburg. Mostly because its function is to allow access from one side of the river to another. After visiting the other side of the river and seeing its drab looking visiting spot with its single binocular opportunity that was... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 via mobile

I was in the Hard Rock Cafe when a member of staff directed me towards the building which surrounds the enters enterance to the tunnel. It's interesting piece of engerneering which shows of a historic side as well. There is no cost to walk through and it takes about 10 minutes to get to the other side.

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Newbury Uk
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

This is a very deep tunnel under the river. The lifts take you a long way down. It takes about ten minutes to get to the other side. There is indeed a good view looking back at Hamburg when you get there but it is unsignposted. Just come out the lift and work your way around the building and you... More 

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Aarhus, Arhus, Denmark
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81 reviews 81 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

The old Elb tunnel is a must see in Hamburg. Awesome they did this in the beginning of 1900 and really nice to see how Hamburg put in a great efford to maintain and show the public how it worked and still Works. It is not only tourists running around in the abyss. The loclas use it on foot and... More 

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Galten, Denmark
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

A nice break from the city to go underground and see the old Elb Tunnel. Seeing the old lifts for the cars, and the narrow tunnel makes you happy that the heavy traffic of today does not have to go through this

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