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Address: Bei den St.-Pauli-Landungsbrucken, Hamburg, Germany
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Walk under the river for free!

A chance to cross the river in this Edwardian era gem and appear across the river in minutes. The tunnel walls are lined with tiles and mosaics and there are two padestrian... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 20, 2015
stendec63
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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135 reviews 135 reviews
53 attraction reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

A chance to cross the river in this Edwardian era gem and appear across the river in minutes. The tunnel walls are lined with tiles and mosaics and there are two padestrian walkways and a central road section. High capacity rapid passenger lifts take you too and from the surface. There are larger lifts for bikes and cars. There is... More 

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Ankara
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33 reviews 33 reviews
11 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

It was an interesting experience, this tunnel was built 110 years ago. And even for this reason you can visit this. When you reach the other side of the tunnel you can see the whole Hamburg.

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Nuremberg, Germany
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31 reviews 31 reviews
18 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

The Alter Elbtunnel allows you to walk or ride your bike under the river. The view from the opposite side is quite good. You can see many of the attractions in the city and take some lovely photos.

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Skiathos, Greece
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

To go down in the old ....very safe ...elevator is already an adventure....than walk through tothe other side of the river Elbe...great adventure also with kids... loved it

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surrey
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77 reviews 77 reviews
23 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

Great piece of engineering but visit late afternoon and experience the huge lifts bringing down two cars at a time and mixing with them as you walk through the tunnel

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Itaborai, RJ
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48 reviews 48 reviews
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

Amazing building, where you can cross the river under the water. Nice place to take photos. and it's totally free

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Queenstown, New Zealand
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

Used mostly by pedestrians to get from one side of the river to the other . I went here with my local living girlfriend , you enter this attraction through a weird shape building and ether can take the stairs down to the bottom or lift . The architecture in the tunnel is pretty cool , it's about a 200metre... More 

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Dessau, Germany
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

It was interesting to visit but there is no historic scent felt any more, it give more food to imagination rarther than to view the way it was 100 years ago

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Fife, Scotland
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39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

Used mostly by pedestrians and it’s free for them, it’s a tunnel under the Elbe and it takes you from one side to other, doesn’t sound very exciting but was one of these things that turned out to be more interesting than we first thought.

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Utrecht, The Netherlands
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53 reviews 53 reviews
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

This tunnel was quite boring to be honoust. It's basically just a tunnel and nothing more. I had expected something colorful but it was just a boring tunnel with white tiles :D Also the entrance was very hard to find. Please save your time and skip it.

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