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All reviews german engineering car elevator elbe tunnel nice walk both sides worth a visit rainy day hamburg city pedestrian cars river cyclists shaft descend bike skyline viewpoint
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I mostly enjoyed the idea of walking under the river.. Some small little details make this tunnel even more interesting :)

Thank Katerina K
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The tunnel itself was not very special, they could pimp iT up. On the other side you can see the skyline of Hamburg Which is pretty nice but beside that nothing special. We recommend to take the elevator ;).

Thank G7516WUcharlotted
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Good walkway tunnel if you want to see the city from the other side. well lit. safe. cctv. lifts and stairs. takes about 20 mins to walk through

Thank EdinburghSharon
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Walking the Elbtunnel fascinates because of the old engineering skills. The stairs take you 21 m down. Even cars may drive through due to big wooden lifts.

Thank Mattah
Reviewed 1 week ago

We walked this yesterday and it was rather busy, even for a Monday morning. At the other side of the river the lift was under maintenance, so we were able to use the car lift which was great fun. We walked to the lookout and...More

Thank LadyBeeTravel
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It is neat to see/ go through (especially the vehicle elevators, though they were under maintenance and not operational when I was there), but ultimately it is just a tunnel. If you need to cross the river or are just in the area, it is...More

Thank castironskillet
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The tunnel is partly under refurbishment at the moment, but still well worth a visit. Travelling in an elevator with a car which then drove out at the other end was really fun. It must have been very hi tech in its day. The tunnel...More

Thank Jon V
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is worth a visit and is free to enter. But not easy to find. There is no clear signage but we eventually stumbled on the entrance. It is about 10/15 mins walk in either direction and a great visit on a rainy day.

Thank sarahbP4213GI
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very busy tunnel with cyclists, tourists and locals. There are elevators going up and down or you can choose to take the stairs.

Thank Sonia F
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Okay, so it is not precisely hidden, but a tourist might not realize that the old round building is actually sitting atop of the entrance to an old tunnel that goes clear under the river. This is an inspiring piece of engineering, especially considering its...More

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lorhen1966
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Response from Elin T | Reviewed this property |
yes, it is.
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free to walk/cycle through
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Ben C
19 December 2016|
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Response from Timminstravelers | Reviewed this property |
According to a German news site, there are 132 steps.
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