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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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$28.57*
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Hamburg Harbor and Elbe River Walking Tour
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$217.10*
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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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Interesting but a tad creepy !

Walked through this tunnel which has interesting bits of carvings at each end and at certain points in the tunnel. Entrance feels like you are walking into a mine shaft, but it... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Ramona001
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Hamilton, Canada
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Hamilton, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Walked through this tunnel which has interesting bits of carvings at each end and at certain points in the tunnel. Entrance feels like you are walking into a mine shaft, but it is safe and there is the option to take the stairs or the elevator to get down to the tunnel than runs under the Elbe river. The only... More 

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Austin, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Stumbled on this by accident as I was wandering around the port. It is a very cool old tunnel that provides the fastest link for pedestrians and cyclists (non-motorized) to cross the Elbe. There are lookout points on the other side. Go at night for a lovely view of the port and city lights! Back and forth with a viewing... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I know most rave about the Elbe tunnel, but for us it was nothing too spectacular. However, I did rather enjoy the elevator system.

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Wettingen, Switzerland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Impressive what they constructed 100 years ago! Use the staircase instead of the elevator - at least for the way down. Exit at the other end of the tunnel for a good photo location.

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Antibes, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Why cross the Elb through the Alter Elbtunnel? To go on the other side, duh. Joke aside, on that summer day (28C) it was a breeze walking these 500ish meters twice with a cool temperature (~18C). There is not much to see on the other side indeed but you get a different perspective on the city. Make sure to follow... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Take a stroll in the tunnel or ride a bike. On the other side there is a beautiful sightseeing point.

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Houston, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Once you get to other side nothing there. Small lookout to see other side. Only one side is operating at the moment due to construction. Plan to make it over and walk back in about 20 minutes. U train stop right next door. The restaurant are near looks touristy and kind of run down. Just plan to stop here on... More 

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Tenerife, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Just do it. Its free. Its original and unique and the view from the other side is nice. Do read the informative plaque regarding the concentration camp related history of the shipbuilding on that site.

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Varna, Bulgaria
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

There is nothing luxury. But when you walk under the river and think about how it has been built almost an age ago and how many people have passed over the years, you will realize why it is worth it to see it.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It's a nice free walk through a piece of Hamburg history. At the end you are rewarded with a lovely view of the city. Make sure you visit the loo before you venture over as there are just 3 smelly portaloos on the other side.

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