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Alter Elbtunnel

The tunnel underneath the port connects St Pauli Landungsbrücken with the central area of the port on the southern side of the Elbe. The tunnel is accessible for cars, cyclists and pedestrians. Cars are transported up and down by elevators at both ends. So the passage is time-consuming but probably still faster than the long detour across the Elbe bridges or the new Elbtunnel on the motorway.

The total length of the tunnel is about 420 metres, hence an easy walk. The use is free. Getting out at the southern end you reach the viewpoint of Steinwerder on the Elbe bank, with a panoramic view of the city and port.

The tunnel was built in the years 1907 to 1911. In those times even technical buildings were to be pretty, and decorated with architectural ornaments and artworks. The architecture of the tunnel shows the influence of the then modern art nouveau style. Note the ceramic reliefs on the wall that display creatures of the sea and the port: various fish, eels, seals, lobsters, crabs – and rats playing around a pair of old boots. There is a series of 10 or 12 images that appear repeatedly.

Actually the tunnel consists of two parallel tubes, but one is currently (January 2016) undergoing renovations. For cars there is thus a one-way rule: From 8.00 to 13.00 cars may run from St. Pauli to Steinwerder only, from 13.00 to 18.00 in the opposite direction. Pedestrians can of course pass in both directions, and cyclists also do. But note the marked directions on the sidewalks, and stick with the one on your right so nobody has to step into the car and bike lane to give way as that could be dangerous.

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Jan 22, 2016

the Old Elbtunnel

this first (now "old")Elbtunnel is 426,5 m long and has been inaugurated in the year 1911. It still serves as a connection between the southern city district Steinwerder and the inner city. There are 4 elevator buildings on each side that can carry cars and of course people. IT is open to cars weekdays from 5.30 A.M. - 8 P.M., only closed on Saturday.

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chancay
Apr 04, 2011

Take a walk through the tunnel

This is an amazing experience walking under a body of water......the river of Elbe. The building of this 426.5 meter long tunnel was started in 1907 ans was opened in 1911. The first river tunnel in Europe connecting St Pauli at the north entrance of Landungsbrücken and Steinwerder to the south end. The tunnel is both accessible by its winding stairways or by elevator down to 24 meter deep . Open 24 hours (except Decemeber 31) for pedestrians and bikers free of charges.

For motor vehicles , there is a time limit and closed during holidays /weekends:
Mon. - Fri. 05:30 Uhr - 20:00 Uhr
Toll fee is 2 Euro for a singleticket.*b

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barbskie
May 30, 2010

Alter Elbtunnel

The Old Tunnel beneath the Elbe River was opened in 1911. It was the sensational first river tunnel in continental Europe. It was build to offer easy and indepent transit of the river. No storm, nor ice could stopp the traffic.
The tunnel is almost 500m long and 6m high, between St. Pauli Landungsbruecken and Blohm& Voss-Warft in Steinwerder. At its best time more than 2 Mill. people used the tunnel. Now there are about 500.000 people, mainly tourists, who visit the tunnel every year.

On special times cars could use the tunnel, going down and up to the tunnel using an elevator.

Nowadays it is a very interesting experience to walk through the tunnel and see all its nicely decorated tiles. The use as a pedestrian is free. When you come before 10:oo a.m. then it is very likely you are almost alone in the tunnel. This a bit spooky but also very nice (no tourists).

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Sep 02, 2008
 
 
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Alter Elbtunnel

The old tunnel underneath the river Elbe is an architectural highlight. I like the simple stylish tiles held in white......
And not to forget you get a nice view over to the Landungsbrücken from the other end.....

An elevator is bringing you (and during the weeks your car as well) downstairs below the river bed. The tunnel was opened in 1911 and was used by many many port workers for which it was the quickest way to get to work.

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Mar 19, 2008

Walk Underground to Elbe River

Yes! cross the Elbe River by walking through the underground tunnel which is approximately a kilometer long. It was but a tunnel and when you reach the end, you will experience the panoramic view across the river, the city, the port and the shipyard called Steinwerder. I was told by my host, who willingly served as our tour guide thoughout our journey, that the tunnel was originally built to serve as a faster access of shipyard workers going to their place of work in Steinwerder. I have seen local people walking in groups which I can say that they are headed to work and some tourist who eventually take pictures. Cars and certain vehicles are allowed to pass the tunnel at certain times from Monday to Friday, but pedestrians are permitted to use it at all times. I would recommend take a walk to this underground tunnel, even for once and I assure you, there will be no regrets.

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freddie18
Aug 22, 2006

Alter Elbtunnel - a masterpiece of architecture

Alter Elbtunnel / the old tunnel beneath the river Elbe is one of the possibilities to walk or to drive from St.Pauli Landungsbruecken to the Freihafen / Free-trading-Zone. That tunnel was built between 1907 and 1911. At St.Pauli Landungsbruecken you may take the pedestrian-lift or one of the 4 giant car-lifts and take a look.There is also a NEW Elbtunnel - it is for the highway and it is one of the most busy streets in Hamburg !
Elbtunnel is open day and night for pedestrians
For cars Monday-Friday 05.30a.m. till 08.00p.m.
ALL saturdays, sundays and holidays it is closed !
Cars, trucks, Mopeds, Scooters...everybody has to pay 2 euros
pay directely at the ticket-machine !
NO entrance-fee for pedestrians

BE CAREFUL when going through that tunnel and getting into the real Freetrading-zone at the other side !
When returning you might be checked for liquors, cigarettes etc. at the custom-station !

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globetrott
May 29, 2006

Elbtunnel

There is an old and a new Elbtunnel in Hamburg. The new one is where the cars can go under the river Elbe to the other side on a regular basis. This is a "regular" tunnel. But the actual attraction is the old Elbtunnel. There are also cars, bikes and pedestrians going through this tunnel. But what makes this tunnel different is the access to it. Everyone (even cars) have to go down there via an elevator!! and the road down there is only 1,92metres wide!
Pay it a visit when you go to see the harbor at "Landungsbrücken".

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How cool ! A tunnel :-)

Built in 1907-11, the oldest of the Elbe Tunnels links the district of St. Pauli with the island of Steinwerder.

The twin tunnel is 426m long, 4.70m wide, 4.50m high and runs just 6m below the river. Built for traffic, cyclists and pedestrians, the tunnel is decorated with ornaments and tiles and can only be reached by lift or down the staircase.

The interesting dome-shaped entrance hall on the north side was built by Ludwig Raabe and Otto Wöhlecke. Due to increasing amounts of traffic, even the New Elbe Tunnel has just been extended to an extra lane.

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jenniferchin
Oct 14, 2004

old Elbtunnel

This picture shows the old Elbtunnel. It´s a nice adventure to walk or to go by car through this tunnel under the river Elbe because the cars have to go in an elevator before.

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Antji
Jul 04, 2004

Alter Elbtunnel...

Visit the Alter Elbtunnel, it is 12 meters deep, has 426 meters long and was built between 1907 and 1911.

Walk to the other side of the river and enjoy a nice view of Hamburg.

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cucaracha
Apr 16, 2004

Alter Elbtunnel...

Visit the Alter Elbtunnel, it is 12 meters deep, has 426 meters long and was built between 1907 and 1911.

Walk to the other side of the river and enjoy a nice view of Hamburg.

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Apr 16, 2004

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