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“A must see!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Alter Elbtunnel

Alter Elbtunnel
Bei den St.-Pauli-Landungsbrucken, Hamburg, Germany (Neustadt)
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Ranked #16 of 141 attractions in Hamburg
Type: Historic Sites, Historic Walking Areas
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Cologne
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“A must see!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2013

This old tunnel ist a must-see, very old piece of engineering and... for free! Take a walk to the other side and you will have a beautiful view of the city.

Visited March 2013
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Quite a bit of walking but not bad.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2013 via mobile

I don't think the tunnel can be called a tourist attraction, especially when it is still being used for commuting.
There are car lifts which operates for single traffic at different time of the day. There are cyclists and pedestrians.
I would say the lifts and stairs looked more interesting than the tunnel itself, but it is not that disappointing. Just remember, if you are entering the tunnel from the Hafen side, you might need to walk back as well. There is no tube on the other side.
Still, it is interesting to see the old side of Hamburg.

Visited June 2013
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Mold, United Kingdom
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37 attraction reviews
Reviews in 35 cities Reviews in 35 cities
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
“Totally Different”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2013

A very old underwater tunnel that you can walk through (or bike). Walk down the stairs or take the lift and watch cars and bikes being lifted from the tunnel floor to the surface. It is worth the 426.5m walk from one side to the other and you get the bonus of a different view of the city from across the river. Take your camera and it is FREE as long as you do not take a car.

Visited June 2013
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Copenhagen, Denmark
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25 reviews 25 reviews
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Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“Impressive old tunnel”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2013

A cooling experience...very nice on a hot day. historical master construction, that still works and operates today. Its quite a walk but nice and cool...

Visited May 2013
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Melbourne
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11 attraction reviews
Reviews in 36 cities Reviews in 36 cities
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
“Nice walk”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2013

Nice walk through the tunnel, there is a lot of construction work going on at both sides however it remains open and is worth the effort and time.

Visited May 2013
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