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Alter Elbtunnel

Bei den St.-Pauli-Landungsbrucken, Hamburg, Germany (Neustadt)
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Ranked #18 of 153 Attractions in Hamburg
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Historic Sites, Historic Walking Areas
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Kiel
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

Just a few minutes walk from the Landungsbruecke, down on the waterfront, is a wonderful, hidden gem. An underwater tunnel, built in 1907-11, it links the banks of the Elbe from St Pauli across to Steinwerder. It's open to pedestrians and cyclists from 5.30am till 8pm weekdays, Saturday till 16.30 (free). There are certain times the tunnel is open for... More

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bedford, england
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 via mobile

If you are in the landsbruken area then this is defiantly worth ten minutes of your time. Go down in the lift and soak up the history in the tunnel which is still in use for many of the locals every day.

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Struer, Denmark
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

A fully-functioning tunnel running under the river with an interesting history. Well maintained, the art deco tiles lining the inside feature scenes of maritime life that are rather cool. Free of charge, it is worth a brief visit.

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Luxembourg
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

It was fun to walk through the old Elb tunnel. Something very different to do. You can choose to take the lift or walk down. Anyway when you are down it is something for everybody to do.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

A great experience of walking under the Elbe river. Definitely worth the walk, especially because when you get to the other side you have this amazing view of the city.

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Gdańsk, Polska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

I think it is a great attraction, especially for people who are into architectural engineering. I enjoyed it very much. The tunnel was opened in early 20th century, but it still works. It is not that long and if you get to the other side of the river you will have an amazing view of the city.

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Oranit
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

walking underneath the river Elbe is quite a cool expirience. Take a look at the elavators - the coolest ever!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

It is a truly historical area no one should miss when visiting Hamburg. The tunnel is very long but it is really worth walking it.

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Geneva, Switzerland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Good for history and engineering buffs - incredibly this turn of the century structure which allows people bikes and cars under the Elbe is still running, and for €2 you can put your car in the lift and drive under the Elbe. Its bait slower the than the modern highway tunnel but an unusual experience. Curiously the tiled walls of... More

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Nottingham
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

The tunnel is a bit of a gem. You go underground in a lift, walk down the tunnel to the other side of the river, and come out to a viewing point of the harbour and the city landmarks. Second best view after Altona.

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