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Alter Elbtunnel

Bei den St.-Pauli-Landungsbrucken, Hamburg, Germany (St. Pauli)
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Ranked #15 of 137 Attractions in Hamburg
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Historic Walking Areas, Landmarks
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Type: Historic Sites, Historic Walking Areas, Landmarks
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Lancashire England
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106 reviews 106 reviews
61 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014 NEW

We walked through from Landungs Brucken side. Going through was an experience...the tiles were beautiful. At the opposite side walk out onto the sea wall as the view of Hamburg is quite possibly the best you will ever get...looking at the sky line across the water...brilliant !

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

Very interesting and enjoyable walk through the tunnel. Original tiles still in place through the tunnel. Option to catch lift or walk up and down stairs, possibly difficult for some.

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Munich, Germany
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

A really neat place. We walked though to the other side and back. It must be interesting to drive a car through it.

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Zagreb
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26 reviews 26 reviews
7 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

St. Pauli Elbe Tunnel is beautiful. Worth to visit it. Walls are decorated with glazed terra cotta ornaments displaying items related to the Elbe river.Mostly fish or crabs,and few show different items like waste and rats.

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Scotland
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21 reviews 21 reviews
7 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

I've never seen a tunnel before where the cars have to descend by lift. Well worth a visit if you're in the area.

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Cumbrian
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15 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

Worth a walk through if you are in the harbour district as it is completely free. The 100 year old tunnel is a great example of historical engineering and enables you to get a different perspective of Hamburg from the other side of the river Elbe.

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Barcelona, Spain
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111 reviews 111 reviews
15 attraction reviews
115 helpful votes 115 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

I do recommend this attraction for two main reasons, The greatness of a construction done in the XIX century and that is completely working nowadays, and for the views of Hamburg at the other side of the tunnel!!

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Arraiolos, Evora, Portugal
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31 attraction reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

Opened in 1911, this Tunnel is a great example of engineering. Is a great experience to cross it and to see the great view from Hamburg from the other side, specially at night! Dont miss it!

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Hamburg, Germany
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66 attraction reviews
142 helpful votes 142 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

At first, it is out of question that one can think of a small tunnel under the river Elbe. When one sees huge container ships cruising along in the river, the reaction is that the depth of the river would be really high, else container and cruise ships would not be able to navigate. Bang opposite to the famous Altona... More 

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denmark
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33 reviews 33 reviews
6 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

It was a Little strange but also funny to walk trough the old tunnel, and think abt. that this was the tunnel they had at he time. it takes abt 40-50 minutes, and it is worth it. Catch the feeling .......

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