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Alter Elbtunnel

Bei den St.-Pauli-Landungsbrucken, Hamburg, Germany (Neustadt)
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Ranked #17 of 152 Attractions in Hamburg
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Historic Sites, Historic Walking Areas
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Struer, Denmark
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21 reviews 21 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

A fully-functioning tunnel running under the river with an interesting history. Well maintained, the art deco tiles lining the inside feature scenes of maritime life that are rather cool. Free of charge, it is worth a brief visit.

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Luxembourg
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6 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

It was fun to walk through the old Elb tunnel. Something very different to do. You can choose to take the lift or walk down. Anyway when you are down it is something for everybody to do.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

A great experience of walking under the Elbe river. Definitely worth the walk, especially because when you get to the other side you have this amazing view of the city.

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Gdańsk, Polska
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

I think it is a great attraction, especially for people who are into architectural engineering. I enjoyed it very much. The tunnel was opened in early 20th century, but it still works. It is not that long and if you get to the other side of the river you will have an amazing view of the city.

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Oranit
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

walking underneath the river Elbe is quite a cool expirience. Take a look at the elavators - the coolest ever!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

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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20 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
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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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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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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73 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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