Built in 1907-11, the oldest of the Elbe Tunnels links the district of St. Pauli with the island of Steinwerder. The twin ... More
Old Elbe 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, also known as the "St. Pauli Elbtunnel", 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.
Loved the cool atmosphere and the artwork. Could have walked for miles. it felt so safe with the cars restricted to travel slowley. Good to go down the many steps and then to return by the spacious lift which will take bicycles.Thouraghly recommend it.
The building ist now about 100 years old. The entry an exit building on the city side is currently beeing renovated (2006) but it is still operating (3 lifts for cars, one for pedestrians and a staircase. Below are two tubes (one for each direction). It is best to walk there. You better get the atmosphere and can also see the decorative tiles of fish and other animals covering the walls. You will have a splendid view of the city from the other side of the river.
Opened in 1869, the Kunsthalle houses several centuries worth of paintings, including works by old and new masters like Manet,
Liebermann, Friedrich and Munch. The modern classics section contains works by the Blue Rider and Brücke groups (famous early ...
Transformed by its owner, Captain Wulf Hoffmann, into a venue for up to 250 guests, hosting conferences, meetings and private
get togethers. The Feuerschiff ship was built in England and originally served as a floating lighthouse. Now permanently stationed ...
The Kennedy bridge was built in 1952 53, and runs parallel to the Lombards bridge where the Inner Alster Lake
meets the Outer Alster lake. It was built in order to alleviate the amount of traffic encountered by the ...
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