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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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Great walk in a historic tunnel. A must see when you visit Hamburg. A great view point from both sides of the Elb. Free entrance

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Great walk in a historic tunnel. A must see when you visit Hamburg. A great view point from both sides of the Elb. Free entrance

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Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Such a great find. So many people had no idea where the elevators were located and many walked by them looking for them. It was a wonderful experience and one can only marvel at the structure. The elevator itself was enjoyable. We took the car one down and we used the bike one of the other side. This is a... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Built by 1911, very interesting to see the mechanics (still) working. For free and nice view on the 'Landungsbruecken'.

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Denmark
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Dive down in industrial history at its best! The Hamburg politicians deserve max credit for keeping this amazing piece of historic infrastructure up and running. The beautiful architecture, the amazing elevator and the fact that bicycles and cars still can use this tunnel makes it a fun stop on your day out in Hamburg.

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Alice Springs, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a awesome walk down the stairs to the tunnel, then a quick stroll across and back. Grab the lift from the other side and have a good look at the city.

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Bucharest, Romania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Now there are a lot of tunnels going under rivers or portions of seas but this one was bulit at the begining of 20th century! - maybe the first of this kind. It is a wonderful piece of engineering. Wallk up to the other side - it will not take more than half an hour back and forth - and... More 

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Cali, Valle, Colombia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I have traveled quite a bit. Never found a tunnel like this. Cars are lifted, you can get into the same lift, with bike riders. Then a nice walk. I believe is unique in the world

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Well maintained this piece of history survived war, water and human interaction. Definitely a place to walk through in Hamburg.

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Bath, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Engineering work on one of the tunnels, but not at all busy early am, an engineering marvel, didn't realise that this was based on a similar tunnel in Glasgow! Once on the south side, not a great deal to see, but brilliant views of the north shoreline and Hamburg skyline.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It may not look as a great deal now, but when they built it was the great thing, long and crosses the river, you can either go by stairs or elevator but do consider that in labour days is also used as a tunnel for cars and in weekends bicicles are allowed

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