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Address: Bei den St.-Pauli-Landungsbrucken, Hamburg, Germany
Phone Number: 040-30051300
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Atmospheric engineering wonder

One of my favorite landmarks in Hamburg. The old tunnel has a very special atmosphere, emphasized by the long staircase that leads down to it and the lighting and sound in it. It... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 31, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

One of my favorite landmarks in Hamburg. The old tunnel has a very special atmosphere, emphasized by the long staircase that leads down to it and the lighting and sound in it. It is pretty amazing of what engineers in the early 20th century were capable of. The highlight is the crossing itself, but also the view from the other... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

This is a fascinating tunnel to visit and use to cross the Elbe. Opened in 1911 this tunnel is used by both pedestrians and cyclists at the weekend. Descend via staircases or ancient lifts into the cavernous entrance chamber then walk the length and go up the other side for great views back of the city. Inside the tunnel be... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

It is a nice walk under the Elbe but not a must-see when you are in Hamburg. Still a beautiful place to take pictures and nice to stop by.

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Smoerum, Denmark
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

It was great to experience this pretty piece of past, deep under the Elb. A nice little walk, and impressive elevator!

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Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

This is a great walk to do from one side of the Elba to the other. Its free for the public but watch out for the cars! Yes they still run cars from one side to the other and when they reach the end they go up or down in giant lifts!.

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

It's free and close to the main boat trip piers and a great place for a wet day! The walk takes 15 minutes each way. There's nothing to see at the other side though! There are interesting small mosaic tile decorations along the length of each side of the tunnel. One of the two tunnels is currently being renovated.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Elba tunnel it's very interesting! I recommend you to visit and to cross the tunnel I enclose a picture of my trip

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Kristiansand, Norway
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

It's an underwater tunnel 12 meters below a river and it's 426,5 metres long. Definitely impressive to think about, but that's about it, nothing more nothing less. Oh, and there are actually some cars driving through here, which is kinda cool. I'm sure this would be more interesting if I attended a guided tour where someone told me all about... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Watching Cars going up and down in an elevator was a different experience and the tunnel itself is also very beautiful. The feeling of river above one is unique.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

If you have some spare time go for this walk. Its interesting and when on the other side you get a good view of the Hamburg skyline. It has elevators so don't worry about the stairs, though you can climb them if you like.

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