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All reviews german engineering car lift elbe tunnel nice walk both sides worth a visit rainy day visiting hamburg pedestrian cars river cyclists descend shaft bike skyline landungsbrucken
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Quite freaky to see the entrance to this place, looking over the edge of the railings (and going down the stairs) to get from the street level down to the tunnel level. Amazing that cars etc go up and down there in a lift. Impressive...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank MJMCD67
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

These are the old tunnels between one side of the city and the area of the dockyard under the Elbe! Takes just a few minutes to walk and taxis use this route ax it save 20 minutes and €30!

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Admiralg
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Considering this is a top Hamburg attraction - it is totally pointless. Difficult to find both location and entrance, although in reality, right next to the Hard Rock. Walk to the other end of the tunnel, go outside to the car park, take some photos...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Tour743177
Reviewed 1 week ago

We walked up and down the tunnel with our 2 children. It is amazing to think that you are 20 meters below, under the river, and how this structure was and it is still useful for people living in Hamburg. You understand the importance of...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Pier76S
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you appreciate enginnering this is a well worth place to visit. No fee to enter the tunnel and it was nice to watch people on their bikes and cars going up and down the elevator. On the other side you can see the main...More

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank FNogueira
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Under the Elbe and out the other side. The tunnel is really useful to cross the Elbe and take photos of Hamburg. The tunnel itself is a testament to the rigours of engineering and worth a look when in Hamburg. Beautifully built and will be...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank RicardoBowie
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Always wanted to visit here since seeing it in the Odessa File! The entrances to the tunnel aren’t actually that easy to find, as it’s not sign posted. Once inside take the large elevator down into the depths of the tunnel. There’s some nice decorations,...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Andythebaggie
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Being renovated, so probably not at its best - worth walking through if you have time, the old lifts look like they are impressive (but weren't working and were being done up), the tunnel is nothing amazing and there's nothing to do on the far...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Robert H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

An interesting place to visit, and one which I suspect is quite unique. Good that the tunnel is free to access (unless you are driving a car). Amazing to think of the engineering that went into building this over 100 years ago.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Mr D L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I mostly enjoyed the idea of walking under the river.. Some small little details make this tunnel even more interesting :)

Date of experience: December 2017
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free to walk/cycle through
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According to a German news site, there are 132 steps.
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