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All reviews german engineering car elevator elbe tunnel nice walk both sides worth a visit rainy day hamburg city pedestrian cars river cyclists shaft descend bike skyline viewpoint
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Very spectacular sight going down the enormous spiral staircase and then walking through the tunnel under the river Elbe. Thank goodness there is a lift because it would be a long walk back up again! An interesting visit and it is free for pedestrians.

Thank Lynda S
Reviewed 4 days ago

This is a great way to walk under the river from one side of Hamburg to the other, free of charge for all pedestrians. There are stairs and lifts going up and down and it is a nice little attraction in terms of being unique...More

Thank TheNeshMeister
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Was put on to the Alter Elbtunnel by the Sandemand guide of a free tour who rightly said this was a great piece of history in Hamburg and a great opportunity to go under the river Elbe and get a great view of Hamburg. Their...More

Thank Mark O
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I would not say this is a must-see, but I happened to use this tunnel to get across the river and it was quite an intriguing experience. You descend down a long flight of stairs (which I found more interesting than taking the lift) and...More

Thank Mary C
Reviewed 1 week ago

Walking through the tunnel and back again will take a couple of hours but its worth it. The views from the other side are lovely and its a very pleasant walk underground

Thank EmmaParn
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a very impressive tunnel and is unusual in so much as it has vehicle lifts at either end rather than a long ramp, I visited on a non traffic day, which doesn't exclude bicycles It is free to visit and an impressive piece...More

Thank Andrew R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Although they have now built a new tunnel, this one is still used by many and it has a character that the modern tunnels do not have. It is narrow and can be chilly even in Summer. A lovely walk!

Thank Susan V
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This old tunnel isn't something you see around anymore - it's not long, but it's very nice to walk along it and back!

Thank Shahar L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful, unique tunnel under the river. They just don’t make them this way anymore. Perfectly positioned for good food and drink or a ferry anywhere, the tunnel is to be experienced. Every couple years I like to go down and just take note of the...More

Thank MumbaiMike64
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I came to know of this tunnel recently from a colleague and went today to explore it. Well it lived up to the expectations! It's a nice lovely walk with a view point at the other side to enjoy some nice relaxed time with the...More

Thank Abhishek G
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lorhen1966
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Response from Elin T | Reviewed this property |
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free to walk/cycle through
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December 18, 2016|
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Response from Timminstravelers | Reviewed this property |
According to a German news site, there are 132 steps.
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