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Alter Elbtunnel

Bei den St.-Pauli-Landungsbrucken, Hamburg, Germany (Neustadt)
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Ranked #14 of 139 attractions in Hamburg
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Type: Historic Sites, Historic Walking Areas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

Interesting to see 100 years old tunnel. A huge lift takes you down slowly. You can also take the stairs. We saw locals taking bicycles through the tunnel to the other side of the river. Its under repair at the moment. May be once its ready one could enjoy the walk to the other side. Also may be one could... More

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Northampton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

We visited this and went down the lift rather than the 100 so steps. There was information bout the tunnel once down in the tunnel which is still used today, by vehicles and walkers.

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Grafenwohr, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW

its free and the elevator staff are really friendly. Our kids actually ran the tunnel and they liked it.

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

We just went down to have a look, we didn't have enough time to walk the length of the tunnel but it is worth a visit and for pedestrians it is free

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Bad Windsheim, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

It's nice to go down on one end and go up the other. At least on weekends. On the other side you have a nice view over the harbour.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

An amazing feat of engineering, the Elbtunnel (now called the Alter Elbtunnel, as there is a new, modern tunnel now in use) is worth a visit even if you don't want to get to the other side of the river. Currently, only one of the tunnels is being used due to major renovation work but it's still interesting to walk... More

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Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

It is very popular to walk along this tunnel, under the harbour and the views from the other side, of Hamburg, are also worth the effort. Cars use the tunnel too, but there weren't many when we were there, and the road was mostly full of pedestrians. The tunnel is well lit, and there is a lift operating continually to... More

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Zaandam, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

Using elevators to get cars into the tunnel and on the other side up again. Admission is free for foot passengers and bicycles. On foot you can go down by stairs as well and get a good view of the elevators for cars. On the other side of the tunnel you have a great view on Hamburg.

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essex
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

The elevators from an engineering point are an absolute delight, pleasant enough walk through the tunnel and once on the other side gives a good viewing point of the port. we did not see any payment machine on entering but we did notice what looked like one on exiting that was a bit out of the way, still not sure... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

Really amazing tunnel, nice to talk a walk through any time of day. The massive car elevators are pretty interesting too.

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