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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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  • The Alter Elbtunnel is a architectural landmark under the Elbe river. You can walk to the other side to get a spectaculyr view on Elbphliharmonie 
    The Alter Elbtunnel is a architectural landmark under the Elbe river. You can walk to the other side to get a spectaculyr view on Elbphliharmonie  more »
  • the entrance to the elb tunnel looks really good. you can then take the steps or elevator down. the other end gives a tower with a wonderful view over Hamburg 
    the entrance to the elb tunnel looks really good. you can then take the steps or elevator down. the other end gives a tower with a wonderful view over Hamburg  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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