The “Alter Elbtunnel” is a fully functional tunnel for cars and pedestrians. But despite the fact that you can drive through it, below the Elbe, there is no ramp to the tunnel. Instead, every vehicle that likes to pass the tunnel has to use one of four lifts to down to the ground level of the tunnel.
The tunnel itself is quite nice to visit also for pedestrians as its walls are covered with white porcelain, its quite bright and friendly down here. Also there is not that much traffic, as they passage – using the lift – is not too comfortable for car drivers and there is a toll too. Pedestrians can use the passage for free though. And even if you don’t intent to get to the other side, the old tunnel below the elbe is well worth a visit.