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Alter Elbtunnel
Alter Elbtunnel

Alter Elbtunnel

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Bei den St. Pauli-Landungsbrücken, 20457 Hamburg, Germany
+49 40 428474802
https://www.hamburg-tourism.de/sehenswertes/historisches-hamburg/der-alte-elbtunnel/
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Built in 1907-11, the oldest of the Elbe Tunnels links the district of St Pauli with the island of Steinwerder. The twin tunnel is 426m long and runs just 6m below the river. Built for traffic, ... Read more
cyclists and pedestrians, the tunnel is decorated with ornaments and tiles and can only be reached by lift or down the staircase. The interesting dome-shaped entrance hall on the north side was built by Ludwig Raabe and Otto Wöhlecke. Due to increasing amounts of traffic, even the New Elbe Tunnel has just been extended to an extra lane.

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New York City, New York State, USA

There are many exciting things in Hamburg, and this fantastic tunnel is at the top of the list. Hamburg made me appreciate the beauty of industry and this stretch of tiled and lit road really is beautiful. Open 24/7 it's probably best enjoyed late at night.

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Prague, Czech Republic

One of the coolest things to do in Hamburg, the Old Elbe Tunnel allows you to walk under the river. Which doesn’t sound all that thrilling, but seeing as this tunnel was an architectural wonder when it opened in 1911 and the walls are lined with beautiful ceramics sporting nautical themes, it’s a great free activity. Unfortunately the other side is not interesting, but there are some good views back to the main part of Hamburg. You’ll also get an up-close look at the tunnel’s inner workings. The tunnel is about 420 meters long and you are about 24 meters underground.

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San Francisco, California, USA
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IF YOU LIKE TO WALK STRAIGHT, COME HERE!

HAHAHA.. it's really just a tunnel, but still if you consider you see a part of Hamburg's history going all the way down and crossing the river underground. It's cool.

COME AND HAVE FUN. If you're drunk, I think it's more fun (straight walking) haha

OHHH and it's for FREEEEEEE :D

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Wheat Ridge

Seriously one of my favorite spots we saw!

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Hamburg's underground... literally. It's a fun walk under the Elb river.

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Local from Hamburg, Germany

Just awesome. Must visit when in Hamburg

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Saarbrucken, Germany

Ein Industriedenkmal über das Geschichte von Hamburg. Kann man hier den Fluss unterirdisch überqueren! Es ist ein besonderes Erlebnis.

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