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Old Elb Tunnel, Hamburg

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Contact: +49 40 3005 1300
Open Hours: Bicyclists and pedestrians: Open 24 hrs; Cars: M-F 5:30a-8p
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.