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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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  • Absolutely go through. The view from the other side is beautiful. Beware of speeding cyclists
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  • This tunnel is really great, recently renovated and now again opened to the public! Everything was clean and new. It’s its own atmosphere some meters under the Elbe with bikes and pedestrians.  more »
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  • Quite an experience and free of charge. A huge elevator gets you down there or you can take the stairs. Very clean and an interesting atmosphere for a walk through. Only negative things is that the side walk is quite narrow and cyclist rush trough the tunnel with an concerning speed.
  • This tunnel is so cool. A huge elevator takes you and all the people it can fit down into a tunnel that crosses the river to the other side. Plenty of space to ride your bike or walk across. Definitely a must see when visiting Hamburg.
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