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Alter Elbtunnel

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Address: Bei den St.-Pauli-Landungsbrucken, Hamburg, Germany
Phone Number: +49 40 30051300
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US$27.15*
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Hamburg Harbor and Elbe River Walking Tour
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Private Small-Group Hamburg City Tour with a Luxury Vehicle
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Private Driving Tour of Hamburg, Lüneburg, and Lübeck

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if you like architecture you just must see it, was built in the beggining of last century so it's bit creepy and "gothamy" :)

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed today
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Orlova, Czech Republic
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Orlova, Czech Republic
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed today NEW via mobile

if you like architecture you just must see it, was built in the beggining of last century so it's bit creepy and "gothamy" :)

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Great construction. Walked the stairs nd the tunnel. Very interesting and great walk. Nice view of the city from the other side of the river.

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Tunnel under the river elbe built in 1901. Nothing special, on the other side there's nothing. Worthless

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San Diego
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I appreciated the tunnel much more after reading about how it was constructed. It is an amazing feat of engineering that such a tunnel can be built so very deep and underneath a river. I walked the tunnel end-to-end (and back) very late at night. It seemed safe enough except for a few drunks stumbling home ;)

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This tunnell used to by lift lower the cars many meters under the river Elbe. The you drove under and on the other side it was a lift up again.

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Sao Paulo, SP
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I loved the experience of walking underneath the Elbe River. The other side of the shore is just as cool, as you can have a great view of the main part of the city and the harbor. For me, it wasa bit tricky to find the entrance to the elevators that give access to it. since they are in a... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Wasn't sure what to expect but the view of Hamburg from the other side of the tunnel was worth it - very cold and chilly inside the tunnel. Long walk and not for those who might feel hemmed in and claustrophobic, in spite of the high ceilings.

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Thank katy-lied
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very interesting place! Long walking way and you're on the other side of the river, where you can warm drinking Glühwein. It was difficult to find the entrance, but it exists :D

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The tunnel was a great experience. You get a fantastic view of Hamburg from the other side of the tunnel.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

That's pretty much it....I took a photo, posted in Instagram and then voila. I have proof that I've been here

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