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 tunnel goes over to the theatre area but there is little else over that side. We walked the tunnel and got the boat from outside the theatre back. The tunnel has lift or stairs to the tunnel... more »
We explored the whole area. Starting with the Deck10 and walk back to the Elb tunnel. It's quite amazing how did they build the tunnel under the water. Although there's nothing special, it's a must... more »
Lovely place with a lot of atmosphere. Worth every (even repeated) visited. A quick tip: Take the big elevator if in service. Otherwise the steps are worth the effort and should be preferred to the pedestrian elevator...
It was really nice to read the history. U need maximum 1 hour to cover the entire tunnel. But I will not recommended if you have only one day. It is free of cost. And one has nice view of river from other side. Cycles are also allowed but please confirm the timings.
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