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Alter Elbtunnel

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Address: Bei den St.-Pauli-Landungsbrucken, Hamburg, Germany
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US$ 27.63*
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Hamburg Harbor and Elbe River Walking Tour
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US$ 209.98*
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Private Small-Group Hamburg City Tour with a Luxury Vehicle
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US$ 431.02*
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Private Driving Tour of Hamburg, Lüneburg, and Lübeck

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Not at all what I expected but really interesting. This is not just a walk through a tunnel. Firstly the view of the city from the other side is worth the effort anyway but the... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
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Manchester, England
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Not at all what I expected but really interesting. This is not just a walk through a tunnel. Firstly the view of the city from the other side is worth the effort anyway but the tunnel itself is worth visiting in its own right. The vehicle lifts were not at all what I expected and instead of taking the passenger... More 

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Lancashire, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Yes its impressive and yes its a great peice of engineering but at the end of the day its just a tunndel. I mean its worth doing I guess and you get a good view of the city from the other end. I just down get why everyone were taking photos in the tunnel. But saying that there were some... More 

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Canberra, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Glad we read up on the history of the tunnel before we walked across as there's not many information boards about it at/near the tunnel - something it needs. Reasonable views of the river from the other side. An interesting thing to do if you have a spare hour or so.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Shorter than it apears on the maps, great to have a look around, feels amazing to be down there surrounded by history. Lots of people go to visit it but its not so crowded

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Schwaz, Austria
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

You can go through the Elbtunnel to cross the Elbe. It is very long and the interesting fact is that you can usually even drive even with your car through it. However, this was not possible due to renovation at the moment. On the other side, you will have a beautiful view on Hamburg and the Elbphilharmonie!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Yes it may just be a tunnel (as other reviews say) but it could have easily been closed up and not used. It's unusual and interesting to see the car lifts, there were loads of people and cyclists using it, it's free and worth visiting! We took the stairs down, walked to the other end, lift to the top, then... More 

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Herning, Denmark
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It is free of charge. Interesting to look at this 100 years+ old infrastructure. We enjoyed the trip down and did walk through the whole tunnel.

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Alessandria, Italy
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

if you have an engineering-architectural background, just visit it without expectation or knowledge, read what's to be read on loco & enjoy for all the others, the same applies stick to the stairs for a traditional experience breathing in deeply takes you back to it's birth time

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Perthshire
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a great piece of engineering. To walk down a tower on one side of the harbour, under the water along a lovely tiled tunnel and up the other tower to appear out in the harbour. There is a lift at each end, so less abled people can experience it too. It's about a 10 min walk along the... More 

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Warwick, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Interesting old foot tunnel amazing construction, something a bit different and well worth it, a nice walk under the river to the other side. Then there are views on the other side back to hamburg are well worth it, shame no coffee shop on the other side but was closed maybe early season.

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