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Alter Elbtunnel, Hamburg

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You can cross the Elbe river 24 m (80 ft) below the water's surface through Alter Elbtunnel. This subterranean tunnel, constructed in 1911, connects the city center of Hamburg with the dock and shipyard district of the south banks. Inside the tunnel, you can admire the collection of glazed ceramic motifs. Walk through to the south side of the river for impressive views of the cityscape and surrounding area. Pedestrians and bicyclists can use the tunnel 24 hours a day. Motor traffic is restricted to certain hours. Use our Hamburg day trip site to visit Alter Elbtunnel on your trip to Hamburg, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • A fascinating place. We went down in the small lift and walked through and back. Very well restored and great to see the workings too. Clearly not everyone is a tourist so do beware of mad cyclists... 
    A fascinating place. We went down in the small lift and walked through and back. Very well restored and great to see the workings too. Clearly not everyone is a tourist so do beware of mad cyclists...  more »
  • It was a rainy morning in Hamburg, so we decided to walk through the old Elbtunnel. It was a pleasant experience. The architecture is beautiful, they renovated it quite nicely and it is free to use... 
    It was a rainy morning in Hamburg, so we decided to walk through the old Elbtunnel. It was a pleasant experience. The architecture is beautiful, they renovated it quite nicely and it is free to use...  more »
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  • Wow, awesome experience. I have never seen such tunnel before under the river. There is a lift from where you can go down to the tunnel then cross it to other side. I had good time there, I cross the river and on other side experience wonderful Sunset. Carry your own beer with you 🙂
  • Amazing experience! It's the old tunnel under the river Elbe from around 100 years ago. You can still see the original Art Deco tiles on the wall and admire the car elevator that still works after so many decades. A truly intriguing experience. Highly recommended.

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