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Alter Elbtunnel

Bei den St.-Pauli-Landungsbrucken, Hamburg, Germany (Neustadt)
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Ranked #18 of 156 Attractions in Hamburg
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Historic Sites, Historic Walking Areas
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Hamburg, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 NEW

Walk through the old tunnel to the other side of the harbour and enjoy the panoramic view of Hamburg skyline from here. The tunnel itself is very interesting and you should attempt to walk the stairs at least once.

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014 NEW

We were going to drive the tunnel but I read about how narrow the road was and after watching some YouTube videos didn't want to risk damaging the rims on the rental car. So we parked at at the car park next to the main entry which only cost a few euros and walked over. The guard in the booth... More

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UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

At Landungsbrucken look for the building on the riverside with the largest dome. Enter the building and for the best view take the staircase down. You can see the lifts moving up and down from the staircase and finally you descend under the river. An interesting well lit walk takes you along a single track road to the other side... More

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New Delhi, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

If you are in Hamburg and near the port make sure you have a walk in this underground 500 meter tunnel which takes you across the river to the other side. It is a historic one.

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Sydney, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

It is just a tunnel But it is free and historic ...Yay If you have limited time here in Hamburg it is probably not worth visiting this

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Senior Contributor
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

Impressive tunnel seen in a historic perspective. One of the oldest under water tunnels in Europe. The old elevators are a show of how steel changed architectures at the end of in the 19th century.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

It is just a tunnel to the other side of the Elbe but hey it's a tunnel under a river that you can walk through and it's for free! Even though it looks small, cars can still drive through for around 4 €. Sounds pricey but if other streets are jammed its a good way to get to the other... More

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Swieqi, Malta
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

Amidst the hustle and bustle in the harbour there is a building which leads to the Elb tunnel. A lift takes you down deep below the waters. There is a people's lift and also a vehicle lift. Of course it's dark & a bit chilly down there but worth crossing beneath to the other side of the river. Lovely view... More

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Edmonton, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

A marvel of engineering. Currently there are some renovations going on, but you'll still enjoy this historic attraction. Nice artistic tiles. If you're in the area it's worth a few minutes to visit.

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Kiel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

Just a few minutes walk from the Landungsbruecke, down on the waterfront, is a wonderful, hidden gem. An underwater tunnel, built in 1907-11, it links the banks of the Elbe from St Pauli across to Steinwerder. It's open to pedestrians and cyclists from 5.30am till 8pm weekdays, Saturday till 16.30 (free). There are certain times the tunnel is open for... More

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