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Elbtunnel - Things to Know Before Visiting

Elbtunnel, Hamburg, Germany


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About Elbtunnel

Elbe Tunnel is a 426 m tunnel for pedestrians and vehicles in Hamburg, Germany. The tunnel was opened in 1911, and in 1970 the tunnel became a tourist attraction after several bridges were built. The Elbe tunnel has four large elevators that carry both for pedestrians and vehicles, it connects central Hamburg with the docks and shipyards on the south side of the river Elbe.

Attractions Near Elbtunnel

U-Boat Museum, Hamburg GmbH
U-Boat Museum, Hamburg GmbH2.72km from Elbtunnel

U-434 Submarine is a former Soviet submarine for the Russian navy, built in 1976. The submarine now is moored in front of the Fischmarkt and turned into a museum allowing visitors to experience the harsh living conditions within the narrow corridors.

Hamburg Fish Market
Hamburg Fish Market2.76km from Elbtunnel

Fischmarkt opens only on Sunday mornings. Even though it’s a fish market, you can find fruits, vegetables, clothes. The market is distinguished by the unique and funny selling style, the sellers outshout to each other which result in loud and verbose crescendo.

Park Fiction
Park Fiction2.86km from Elbtunnel

Park Fiction overlooks the Elbe river. Visitors love to come here and enjoy the sunset, and it is also a great place for a walk or take a drink and enjoy watching the huge ships in the harbor. Park Fiction is an art project shaped like a park. The lawn is shaped like a magic carpet and the plastic palm trees stay green all year.

Jenisch House
Jenisch House3.34km from Elbtunnel

The Jenisch House is a country house for Martin Johann Jenisch, the former senator of Hamburb. The house was built in 1831, beside the significant architecture, this place is known for the beautiful park that has an area of 110 acres.

Panoptikum3.52km from Elbtunnel

Panoptikum Hamburg is a wax museum in Hamburg. It is the oldest wax museum in the country, and dates back more than 125 years. The museum features more than 120 figures, designed with high precision to make them appear extremely real.

Loki Schmidt Garden
Loki Schmidt Garden3.81km from Elbtunnel

Loki Schmidt Garden is a botanical garden maintained by the University of Hamburg. The garden is open daily without charge, and it is organized into three main sections: Systematic garden, Geographical garden, and Plant and man.

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One of Germany's 16 federal states, Hamburg is the second-largest city in Germany after Berlin and the 7th largest city in the European Union with a population of over 1.84 million. The city's metropolitan region is home to more than five million people. Hamburg has Europe's third-largest port and it is a major European science, research, and education hub.

What Visitors Say About Elbtunnel

Nithin Mathew
Nithin Mathew
This 400+ meters long, 100+ year old tunnel goes underneath the river Elbe connecting central #Hamburg to the port. There are four huge lifts on each side which once were used to move cars to and from the deep tunnel. Since the 70's, the tunnel has been used only by pedestrians and cyclists, the lifts still working.

Walking through the tunnel makes you admire the engineering capabilities of humans, it's amazing to know something this complicated was constructed more than a hundred year ago. On the port side of the tunnel, there is a viewpoint where you can sit on and have some drinks looking at the various sized and shaped boats going through the Elbe river, and of the major buildings of the Hamburg city.