Alter Elbtunnel
Alter Elbtunnel
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  • meddy65
    Liverpool, United Kingdom465 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Engineering of 1911
    Enter the Tunnel via the lift or stairs down. Its over 2000 meters long to the other side of the river. Its only made for foot or bicycles. On the other side is amazing views of Hamburg Port. Would recommend taking the stairs down and the lift up.
    Visited March 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 21 March 2023
  • thistle-do-nicely
    Kilmarnock, United Kingdom632 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Modern history beautifully preserved
    What a fantastic place. Pristine and the early 20th century tiling is magnificent. Can't believe it is free to use TBH. The view back to Landungsbrueke from the far side is worthe seeing too, as well as learning about the pow forced labour in the dockyards during WWII. Not to be missed.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 16 October 2023
  • Audrey F
    485 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great walk
    Really enjoyed our walk through the tunnel. Hard to imagine you are under the River Elbe. It was a rainy day , so great to keep you entertained while you keep dry. We just turned and walked back as ewe didn't see much to do at the other side.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 22 October 2023
  • zsszn
    Bratislava Region, Slovakia506 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Interest walk
    It is interesting walk under the river - in a really nice tunnel and lift with an historical elevator. The people used it usually, than maybe you need to wait for the lift, but there are also stairs. People use it in hurry - if you have a condition, than keep the steps :) Also used by bicyclists, rollers.
    Visited December 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 28 December 2023
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glennharrold
Scotland, UK3,169 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Couples
Amazing structure and great walk under the river to see some alternative city views from the other side - great engineering and definitely worth a visit!
Written 1 January 2024
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zsszn
Bratislava Region, Slovakia506 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Family
It is interesting walk under the river - in a really nice tunnel and lift with an historical elevator.
The people used it usually, than maybe you need to wait for the lift, but there are also stairs. People use it in hurry - if you have a condition, than keep the steps :)
Also used by bicyclists, rollers.
Written 28 December 2023
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RosieandCo05
Almhult, Sweden27 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Family
We first took the stairs all the way down (bit scary for some in our family!) and then we walked to the other side of the tunnel. It was a beautiful tunnel from an architectural point of view and a great way of staying active with our kids aged 12, 11 and 10.
Really recommend it!
Written 2 November 2023
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G2Kpauly
Melbourne, Australia1,942 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Solo
I came here to see this tunnel and enjoy a walk under the river. It was quite fascinating and the huge lift was cool too. I walked from one side to the other and back.
Written 27 October 2023
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Audrey F
kirkcaldy,scotland485 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Couples
Really enjoyed our walk through the tunnel. Hard to imagine you are under the River Elbe. It was a rainy day , so great to keep you entertained while you keep dry. We just turned and walked back as ewe didn't see much to do at the other side.
Written 22 October 2023
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thistle-do-nicely
Kilmarnock, UK632 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Family
What a fantastic place. Pristine and the early 20th century tiling is magnificent. Can't believe it is free to use TBH. The view back to Landungsbrueke from the far side is worthe seeing too, as well as learning about the pow forced labour in the dockyards during WWII. Not to be missed.
Written 16 October 2023
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Alex M
Nottingham, UK79 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023
Well, as if the way with such things, there isn't a huge amount to say - it's a very pleasant, well built tunnel and, particularly in the summer, it's nice to escape the heat for a while. It's a nice walk across, but in some regards the lifts and their mechanisms are more interesting. Please bear in mind that on the north side at least, there's a side entrance (facing the main road) that leads directly to the larger lifts - i.e., you don't have to use the smaller passenger ones or walk down.
Written 24 August 2023
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keen72762
Vancouver, Canada273 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Family
Returned eleven years later. Now new tiles. So nice we could show our son this Hamburg landmark. He enjoyed running through it.
Written 17 August 2023
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Keith W
Stockport, UK73 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023
The tunnel is approx ½km long, and you have to walk there and back. There is a snack bar at the far end, but no toilets. Excellent views of the Landungsbrucke and Elbphilarmonie, but very few places to sit and admire the view, plus no shelter from the blazing sun it, more likely, the rain! Well worth the effort, but do beware of the lunatic cyclists riding in the tunnel at maybe 4x the 10kph speed limit, millimeters from you!!!!
Written 12 August 2023
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Europelover2014
Chicago, IL3,467 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Family
I missed this walk-through on the last visit, so made sure to include it this time.

I'm not sure I would recommend as a must-see, must-do. Interesting enough, but not overwhelming. Built in the era of some of the European subways, the ceramic tiles struck me as quite similar to older areas of London's system.

We took the stairs down and elevator up, as others recommend. I would have been satisfied with elevator down, a short peak into the tunnel, foregoing the walk through, then elevator back up. But, live and learn!

If you walk the tunnel, do take care of the bicycles that whizz by in the center of the tunnel. It is easy to step off the pedestrian way into their path as you maneuver around slow moving groups of walkers.

Good enough for a rainy day, but I wouldn't go out of my way to make this an essential part of a Hamburg visit.
Written 23 July 2023
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