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Alter Elbtunnel

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Neighborhood: St. Pauli
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Address: Bei den St.-Pauli-Landungsbrucken, Hamburg, Germany
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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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 4, 2015
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 NEW 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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141 reviews 141 reviews
35 attraction reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

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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78 reviews 78 reviews
29 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
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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25 reviews 25 reviews
7 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
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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Hasselt, Belgium
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77 reviews 77 reviews
23 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

Just amazing how this hunderd year old tunnel and car-elevators has been built. Very beautiful construction and nice to walk through to see the city from the other side of the Elbe. Free entrance.

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Oslo, Norway
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152 reviews 152 reviews
55 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

Walk,cykle or drive car about 21 meters under Elbe river in tunnel that is about 400 meters long.Walking from one side to other is about 15 minutes.Halfway through tunnel is a sign.There is art on walls of tunnel to watch while walking.Art is diffrent fishes,sea creatures and one that is diffrent,it has boots and rats :) Watch out for bikes... More 

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Leeds
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27 reviews 27 reviews
9 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

This tunnel is predominantly pedestrian but is also used by bicycles and the occasional car. It is tiled the whole way and is just interesting to see. It is also free, so if you are in Hamburg, it is definitely worth spending the time to go and see it. Four huge lifts on either side of the tunnel carried pedestrians,... More 

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

It's free to use and it is really impressive with decorated tiles the length of the tunnel. You can enter via stairs or use the two lifts and it takes about 10 minutes to walk across. There's not much on the other side unless you walk 2km to the Lion King Theatre. (Easier to get the ferry)

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Troisdorf, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

It's a pretty neat tunnel. Well worth a visit. Going down into the tunnel is part of the fun. Walking through it is also pretty neat.

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Quito, Ecuador
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19 reviews 19 reviews
7 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

We went with my friend Andres to the place and got to walk to the other side of the river and enjoyed a really nice view of the city from there! Also a nice hot drink as it was the beginning of December and it was a little call. Nice activity for after a walk around the city.

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