The Yibei River Tunnel was built in 1911 and is 426 meters long under the Yibei River. Pedestrians and vehicles enter a copper dome building, take the elevator down about 20 meters and enter the tunnel. The walls of the tunnel are covered with ceramic tiles, and there will be some art exhibitions. From the Old Elbe River Tunnel, Stein Island is accessible, where most of the loading and unloading of Hamburg vessels are carried out. Crossing the Elbe River and looking back from a high place, the outline of the harbour and the city is very attractive. Built in 1911, it is a 426-meter-long tunnel under the Yibei River. Pedestrians and vehicles enter a building with a copper dome, descend by elevator about 20 meters, cross the track covered with ceramic tiles, and rise to the ground at the other end. From the Old Elbe River Tunnel, Stein Island is accessible, where most of the loading and unloading of Hamburg vessels are carried out. Crossing the Elbe River and looking back from a high place, the outline of the harbour and the city is very attractive.
At the end of the 19th century, the port city of Hamburg was ushering in its golden age. New docks and shipyards were expanding along the South Bank of the Yi Bei River. More than 20,000 workers could only use ferry to and from the south bank and the urban area of Hamburg. The bridge repair was denied. At that time, the navigation of the Yibei River needed a bridge 55 meters high. It was too expensive to repair. So, renovate the tunnel. In 1911, the 426.5-metre Yibei River Tunnel was put into operation, with two-way tunnels and sidewalks, with elevators at both ends bringing cars (and carriages) and pedestrians 24 metres underground. After the completion of the new Yibei River Tunnel in 1975, it was no longer important. Now, cars occasionally take advantage of this nearly 106-year-old river-crossing passage, with a one-way distance of 2 euros, more free pedestrians and bicycles, and how can there be so many tourists interested in it? [
From the tunnel to the other side, the tunnel is nothing special. Of course, you can admire the fact that for so many years there has been no seepage. German manufacturing has faith in it. On the other side of the river, it's a good place to sit quietly on the dam and watch the boats coming and going. The clouds are light and the wind is light.
The elevators on both sides of the tunnel can be used by vehicles and pedestrians. The tunnel has a history of more than 100 years. It has witnessed the process of industrialization in Germany. We should know how difficult it was to dig a tunnel more than 100 years ago. Now it's a tourist attraction. There are many visitors here every day.
The Yibei River Tunnel has a long history. It was built in 1911. The tunnel is 426 meters long. Pedestrians and vehicles enter a copper dome building. The walls of the tunnel are covered with ceramic tiles. Some art exhibitions will be held inside. It's still a great feeling to walk in the tunnel.
One of the coolest things to do in Hamburg, the Old Elbe Tunnel allows you to walk under the river. Which doesn’t sound all that thrilling, but seeing as this tunnel was an architectural wonder when it opened in 1911 and the walls are lined with beautiful ceramics sporting nautical themes, it’s a great free activity. Unfortunately the other side is not interesting, but there are some good views back to the main part of Hamburg. You’ll also get an up-close look at the tunnel’s inner workings. The tunnel is about 420 meters long and you are about 24 meters underground.
Passing by by car, I paid a toll of 2 yuan. There are special persons to guide up and out of the elevator. The directions seem to pass in time, from St. Paulie in the morning to Steinwerder in the afternoon. When the elevator was first repaired, it was prepared for the carriage to go up and down, but now it comes to transport the car. The old tunnels reflect the level of industrialization in Germany in 1911.
The tunnel is about 426 meters long. From the elevator down to the end, you can walk along the tunnel to the opposite bank, take the elevator out from the opposite bank, and turn to the platform near the water. You can see the scenery of the opposite bank. On the other side, large cruise ships will also be docked. They are about 6-7 stories tall. The blue and white exterior decorations are very striking. Because you can see the scenery, it's worth walking, and you can see the Hamburg port from a long distance.