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Alter Elbtunnel

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Address: Bei den St.-Pauli-Landungsbrucken, Hamburg, Germany
Phone Number: 040-30051300
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$29*
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Hamburg Harbor and Elbe River Walking Tour
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$218*
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Private Small-Group Hamburg City Tour with a Luxury Vehicle
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Private Small-Group Hamburg City and Countryside Tour from Kiel or Travemünde...

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You can walk below such a big river!

You can walk a part of history, a over a hundred years old tunnel below the Elbe, the big river flowing through Hamburg. You can just leave in the midst of the city to watch from... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

You can walk a part of history, a over a hundred years old tunnel below the Elbe, the big river flowing through Hamburg. You can just leave in the midst of the city to watch from the industrial area on the other side :-) Even if you don't have time to walk the whole way, just take a look down... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

IT a fantastic walk under the Elben in an old "hand" made tunnel, it real fantastic to see the old elevators still in use both for cars and pedestrians (ok they don't bring cars down anymore only bicycles). And on top its a free experiance

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Hong Kong
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Before visiting the Elbtunnel, I have never thought that we could walk in tunnels and cross the harbour on foot. It is near the Fish Market and the entrance is near Altona. It takes around 20 minutes to slowly walk through the whole tunnel one way, and then you can walk back to your starting point. It is interesting to... More 

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Hamburg, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Enjoy the shortcut from one side of the river Elbe to the other side via the old tunnel. It looks great, is nice and cool in summer. Not a must see, but a nice to see!

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Basel, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

It is clean, the workers are friendly and it is something interesting to do. Would definitely recommend this.

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Kelowna, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We found the car elevator more interesting. The tunnel itself is just a tunnel; one lane, the odd car, mostly pedestrians and bikes. The elevator, however, is one of a kind. 15 minutes is enough.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Some hours well spent in Hamburg - the Alter Elbtunnel is a real highlight, especially the descent down the stairs or in the old elevator.

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Dusseldorf, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

As an expat living in Germany, I have seen a lot of Altstadts...a lot of museums... a lot of Domes... BUT... This is something different. Walk under the Elbe? Why not? And it's free? Yes! When you enter (from the main side) there are two options. Take the stairs (really easy) or the elevator (also super easy). It is an... More 

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Bunbury, Western Australia, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It was interesting to walk under the river ... But that's about all. Glad we did it, it's free so nothing to lose. Nice and cool down there

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New Delhi, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I visited this so that i could add one more place to my list of attractions in Hamburg. It is a tunnel for the cyclists and the pedestrians only.

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