Presently the Alter Elbtunnel is an attraction in Hamburg. A historic attraction that attracts hundreds of guests every single day.
When the old Elbtunnel, also referred to as St. Pauli Elbtunnel, was opened in 1911, it was a technical sensation. Right now it is a nostalgic and lovingly cultivated piece of Hamburg history – and currently celebrated its 100th anniversary.
The distinctive square dome structure on the St. Pauli Landungsbrücken homes the machinery and the 4 big automobiles that transport persons and cars considering the fact that 1911 to a depth of pretty much 24 meters. Following 426.five meters beneath the Elbe and by means of two tiled tubes with a diameter of six meters, Steinwerder returns to the daylight.
By the way, the Elbtunnel is open all evening, so a genuine go-residence tip just after every single nightclub tour.
The Old Elbe Tunnel was the very first river underpass on the continent – and became important due to the fact the development of the Port of Hamburg increasingly shifted to the southern side of the Elbe and needed an enhanced transport connection. It was constructed just after the model of the Clyde Tunnel in Glasgow just after plans for suspension railway, Trajekt and the higher bridge had been discarded. Throughout the Second Globe War, the shaft developing of the Elbe Tunnel on the southern side of the Elbe was hit tough by the bombing. Lots of of the majolica with representations of aquatic animals and folk motifs have survived.
Because 2003, the Old Elbe Tunnel has been a listed developing – and, on the occasion of its 100th birthday, is also honoured as the “Historic Landmark of Civil Engineering in Germany”. A lot of film crews have filmed down right here, and this veteran tunnel has also been residence to a thriving planet record of model railroaders. In addition, the St. Pauli Elbtunnel can also be rented for events. A slightly distinct thought for a stroll: Following crossing the tunnel, you can get pleasure from the incomparable panorama from the southern bank of the Elbe, with views of the harbour, the Michel and the “Rickmer Rickmers”.
Address: Bei den St. Pauli-Landungsbrücken / Sankt Pauli-Elbtunnel, 20457 Hamburg