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Alter Elbtunnel

Bei den St.-Pauli-Landungsbrucken, Hamburg, Germany (Neustadt)
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Ranked #17 of 143 attractions in Hamburg
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Historic Sites, Historic Walking Areas
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Belo Horizonte, MG
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49 reviews 49 reviews
37 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

The tunnel itself is simple, but there's some opportunity for photography, specially at the huge elevators area. People do cross the tunnel all the time, so wait until a car pass thru the narrow road. take a tripod with you (I forgot mine ;)).

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Clonakilty, Ireland
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8 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

The tunnel was a fun bonus on our trip to Hamburg. We walked through the tunnel to catch a better view of the Queen Mary 2 before she left. The tunnel is an engineering wonder and has a lot of character. We enjoyed a short break from the sweltering heat and made friends in the lift on the way down.... More

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Wakefield, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

A great piece of engineering and an excellent place to escape the heat of the sun. Its an enjoyable easy walk and at the other side you can have an ice-cream and get some great views of the city before heading back again. One of the tunnels is being renovated but it is still worth the walk through the one... More

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Cork
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6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

The old Elbe Tunnel is a marvel of engineering - see the lifts in the beautiful wrought iron anf decorated brick chambers. A real surprise in central hamburg

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Burlington, Canada
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15 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

one of the tunnels is being renovated, but you can get down and walk or use a bike the get thou. On the other side, you have a good view of the Landungsbruecken, well worth it. Also in the summer the tunnel is nice and cool.

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Nottinghamshire
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99 attraction reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014 via mobile

The view down the shaft is quite something. Easy lift down and smooth walk through the tunnel. Full of history some great fish art and one gory set of tiles with a leg and rats, working out the story behind that. Watch out for bikes in middle section, fast. Great view of Hamburg on other side. Not sure some modern... More

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North Shields, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

The tunnel is being refurbished. It is still open but much is covered / dirty. The staff on duty were unhelpful.

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Milnthorpe, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

The Alter Elbtunnel must have been quite an engineering feat of its time.It is a pedestrian/ vehicle tunnel, made in 1911, that connects central Hamburg with the shipyards on the other side.It runs 80 feet under the river Elbe and is more than a 1000 feet long.The tunnel is rather plain and functional, barring a few fish related decorations on... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014 via mobile

We walked through the tunnel and I was amazed by the experience. Is worthwhile even for children to see and experience

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

The only cool place in Hamburg, our visit has been so hot and dry that this has been only place we coold cool Down. The tunnel is a piece of technological history so If you want to escape the hot mid day sun and like old tunnels this is the place to be!

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