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Alter Elbtunnel

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Address: Bei den St.-Pauli-Landungsbrucken, Hamburg, Germany
Phone Number: +49 40 30051300
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$27.13*
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Hamburg Harbor and Elbe River Walking Tour
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$206.17*
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Private Small-Group Hamburg City Tour with a Luxury Vehicle
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$423.20*
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Private Driving Tour of Hamburg, Lüneburg, and Lübeck

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Read The History of Tthe Tunnel First

I appreciated the tunnel much more after reading about how it was constructed. It is an amazing feat of engineering that such a tunnel can be built so very deep and underneath a... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Tunnel under the river elbe built in 1901. Nothing special, on the other side there's nothing. Worthless

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I appreciated the tunnel much more after reading about how it was constructed. It is an amazing feat of engineering that such a tunnel can be built so very deep and underneath a river. I walked the tunnel end-to-end (and back) very late at night. It seemed safe enough except for a few drunks stumbling home ;)

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This tunnell used to by lift lower the cars many meters under the river Elbe. The you drove under and on the other side it was a lift up again.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I loved the experience of walking underneath the Elbe River. The other side of the shore is just as cool, as you can have a great view of the main part of the city and the harbor. For me, it wasa bit tricky to find the entrance to the elevators that give access to it. since they are in a... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Wasn't sure what to expect but the view of Hamburg from the other side of the tunnel was worth it - very cold and chilly inside the tunnel. Long walk and not for those who might feel hemmed in and claustrophobic, in spite of the high ceilings.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very interesting place! Long walking way and you're on the other side of the river, where you can warm drinking Glühwein. It was difficult to find the entrance, but it exists :D

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The tunnel was a great experience. You get a fantastic view of Hamburg from the other side of the tunnel.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

That's pretty much it....I took a photo, posted in Instagram and then voila. I have proof that I've been here

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Going down the stairs into the city side of the tunnel and then up the elevator was the plan but once your down there is felt like a crime not to walk under the river and up the other side for the view back the city. Also a little cafe serves nice gluwine there too while you look at hamburg... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

From the tour we done the guide told us that if we want a nice view of the city we should cross the tunnel and go to the other side of the city. Indeed you can have a nice view of the city but we had bad luck since it was a really foggy day.

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