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All reviews german engineering car lift long tunnel elbe tunnel nice walk both sides worth a visit rainy day visiting hamburg pedestrian cars river cyclists descend shaft bike skyline
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Old Art Deco style tunnel which has been beautifully maintained. Amazingly, when we walked through it there were maintenance guys cleaning the glazed terracotta decorative tiles. It only took around 5 minutes from one side to the other. There is a lift to get down...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank jaa67
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a mysterious place! You can walk to other side of Elb and be totally in silence.Very comfortable to use.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank AusraStr
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice free tourist attraction for a rainy day. Interesting engineering and amazing the tunnel and the elevators are still in use

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank 37s_renh
Reviewed 1 week ago

The tunnel was a great place to visit in Hamburg. We walked the whole way across and had nice views of the main city from the other side of the river, before walking back. It is a great engineering feat and is pretty cool in...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank 857kirstenm
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I found this historic tunnel while looking to get to the port where my norwegian cruise would depart, the tunnel itself is interesting as an engineering fact but it takes you nowhere. Norwegian cruise line opted for a horrible spot to park and would not...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank adoh895
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Alter Elbtunnel is a passage, where people and cars can go through and cross under the river Elba. It is located in Hamburg and it is a very interesting and historical place. In fact, we came to Hamburg the last year and when we returned...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank AlbertSalichs
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Hamburgs Old Elbtunnel is a must see when in Hamburg. Before the new Elbtunnel cars had to go through this small tunnel to get to the other side of the river. Elevators brought the cars down and they drove through. This is still possible (except...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited as part of walking tour, but visited later on by ourselves. If you wish to walk to the other side of the river this is an ideal opportunity to go through the Alter Tunnel. Not much to say other than worth a visit.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Con8078
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Go there it is worth the visit and a very nice walk........think how things have developed in such a few yers

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank BennyNielsen1960
Reviewed January 13, 2019 via mobile

Great place to take a adventure with the kids plus a good walk. Just takes you back in time when the tunnels were used all the time. Now only one tunnel gets used as the other one being repaired.

Date of experience: March 2018
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Response from Elin T | Reviewed this property |
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Response from mandyd889 | Reviewed this property |
free to walk/cycle through
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Response from Timminstravelers | Reviewed this property |
According to a German news site, there are 132 steps.