We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Alter Elbtunnel

Certificate of Excellence
Sponsored by:
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: Bei den St.-Pauli-Landungsbrucken, Hamburg, Germany
Phone Number: 040-30051300
Improve this listing
Book ahead on Viator
and up
Why book on Viator?
  • Tour highlights & full itinerary
  • Easy online booking
  • Lowest price guaranteed
More Information ›

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 1,328 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 679
  • 523
    Very good
  • 101
  • 16
  • 9
Another fascinating attraction

Very interesting watching the cars in their elevators. It is free to enter and is just a short walk across. It is easy to get to and won't take too much time to see.

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Aberdeen, United Kingdom

Similar Things to Do in Hamburg

Add Photo Write a Review

1,328 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Rate and write a review
Roll over, then click to rate
  Click to rate
Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Traditional) first
  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • Danish first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Greek first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Norwegian first
  • Polish first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Any
English first
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Very interesting watching the cars in their elevators. It is free to enter and is just a short walk across. It is easy to get to and won't take too much time to see.

Thank Hedgehog25
Level Contributor
33 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Just happened on this while killing time before my harbor cruise. Kind of neat to walk under water and get a great panoramic view of the harbor from the other side.

Thank Michelle B
Sydney, Australia
Level Contributor
292 reviews
220 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 483 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It takes about 20mins to walk one-way and there is nothing on the other side of a tourist nature other than a small platform from which to view across the river. Entrance is in a circular building near Landungsbrucken (Underground of the same name) from where the harbour tour boats leave.

Thank aussiewanderers
Kiev, Ukraine
Level Contributor
7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Elbtunnel is worth to visit it and discover its unique history. All what I onlu could think all the time that during war people probably used it to cover themselves from bombing.

Thank Light-headed_13
Berlin, Germany
Level Contributor
35 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Very cool concept that they built an underwater tunnel during the victorian era. Total novelty concept nowadays for cars to drive underneath the river but super cool to see the cars in the elevator and walk along side them in super tight quarters. It's right near the port so convenient to stop in.

Thank natalie w
Nanaimo, British Columbia, Canada
Level Contributor
16 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I've been living in hamburg for almost a year now, and everytime I have a visitor I make sure to bring them to the old Elbe tunnel! It is really cool walking through it and looking at the car elevators and thinking about it's history! Plus if you walk around the corner once you're on the other side there's a... More 

Thank Nicole M
Level Contributor
36 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We walked through the tunnel on a cold and wet Saturday and it is really worth a visit. Especially as it's free! I come from England where nothing is free and this is a real experience. Would definitely recommend.

Thank Beau657
Level Contributor
10 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A very impressive construction for the time it was built. Defenitely wort a stroll. Some 420m walk under the river. We tool the stairs and it was a small exercise and a nice walk in the evening before dinner at the Haffen.

Thank Tom S
Skanderborg, Denmark
Level Contributor
58 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Impressive to see how the tunnel looks like and seeing the car elevators. Not much room for cars but is is possible and they still works. We however just walked the rather short distance and back again.

Thank Allan J
Level Contributor
8 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very interesting to see the way they lower the cars down 12 meters in an elevator to drive through the tunnel to the other side of the harbour. You can walk to the other side and it is absolutely free of charge. Highly recommended to see this.

Thank Thomas J

Travelers who viewed Alter Elbtunnel also viewed


Been to Alter Elbtunnel? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Alter Elbtunnel and other visitors
1 question
Ask a question

See all questions (1)

Questions? Get answers from Alter Elbtunnel staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?