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Alter Elbtunnel

Address: Bei den St.-Pauli-Landungsbrucken, Hamburg, Germany (St. Pauli)
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Ranked #17 of 138 Attractions in Hamburg
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Historic Walking Areas, Sights & Landmarks
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Type: Historic Sites, Historic Walking Areas, Sights & Landmarks
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Oslo, Norway
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146 reviews 146 reviews
51 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

Walk,cykle or drive car about 21 meters under Elbe river in tunnel that is about 400 meters long.Walking from one side to other is about 15 minutes.Halfway through tunnel is a sign.There is art on walls of tunnel to watch while walking.Art is diffrent fishes,sea creatures and one that is diffrent,it has boots and rats :) Watch out for bikes... More 

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Leeds
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9 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

This tunnel is predominantly pedestrian but is also used by bicycles and the occasional car. It is tiled the whole way and is just interesting to see. It is also free, so if you are in Hamburg, it is definitely worth spending the time to go and see it. Four huge lifts on either side of the tunnel carried pedestrians,... More 

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

It's free to use and it is really impressive with decorated tiles the length of the tunnel. You can enter via stairs or use the two lifts and it takes about 10 minutes to walk across. There's not much on the other side unless you walk 2km to the Lion King Theatre. (Easier to get the ferry)

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Phoenix, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

It's a pretty neat tunnel. Well worth a visit. Going down into the tunnel is part of the fun. Walking through it is also pretty neat.

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Quito, Ecuador
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7 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

We went with my friend Andres to the place and got to walk to the other side of the river and enjoyed a really nice view of the city from there! Also a nice hot drink as it was the beginning of December and it was a little call. Nice activity for after a walk around the city.

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Howick, South Africa
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14 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

very interesting construction, bear in mind when it was first opened. There is an elevator to go down so easy access.

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

Beautiful surroundings with this tunnel, which hoist cars up and down. There are stairs (many) if you do not like elevators. Good for exercise, which I took advantage when I ran from my hotel down and up the many stairs and the long tunnel under the Elbe and back. Beutiful tunnel. A must if you are near

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Toulouse, France
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

Well it's a tunnel, and as it can be still used, it's no Museum, it's an operational traffic element. Nevertheless fascinating to walk along, Imaging that the big river is above you, and to consider that this tunnel was a big facilitator for the traffic link at ist time!

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Luton, United Kingdom
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78 reviews 78 reviews
23 attraction reviews
510 helpful votes 510 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

Free to visit and walk. Easy to miss the entrance is located in the large round domed building near to the rock cafe. You have a choice of steps or lift to get down to the tunnel. The architecture is stunning. The tunnel is still working. There are two car lifts at each end of the crossing and cars, vans... More 

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Lancashire England
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64 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

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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