If you want to get to the area south of the harbour in the quickest way possible, choose to go through the beautiful Elbtunnel in St. Pauli. A landmark of the City of Hamburg for over 100 years, the tunnel spans 426.5 metres to lead you directly to the Elbe island of Steinwerder. Pedestrians and bicyclists can use the tunnel all day and all night free of charge. For motor vehicles, the St. Pauli Elbtunnel is closed until further notice. Here is where you can find all the important information you need to know about how to use the Elbtunnel.

Opening hours

The St. Pauli Elbtunnel is closed to all motor vehicles until further notice.

Cyclists, pedestrians and wheelchair users
Please push bicycles in the area of the passenger elevators.

The operating hours of the large freight elevators are as follows:

  • Monday to Friday from 05:30 to 20:00
  • Saturday, Sunday and public holidays from 10.00 to 18.00
  • Every 24.12., 25.12., 26.12.from 10.00 to 16.00 o'clock

Due to current events, the glass passenger elevators are available as follows:

Monday - Friday 00:00 - 24:00 hrs.
The eastern passenger elevators on St. Pauli and Steinwerder are available for cyclists, pedestrians and wheelchair users.

Saturday & Sunday 00:00 - 24:00 hrs.
The passenger elevators on the St. Pauli and Steinwerder side are available east & west for cyclists, pedestrians and wheelchair users.

On weekends there are often high numbers of visitors throughout the tunnel, please remember to show mutual consideration at the St. Pauli Elbtunnel as well, thank you.

Contact Person, mon. - fri. 07:00 to 15:00 hrs.
Gregor Gehrling, Phone. +49 40 428 47-4812

Bridges and locks

The port of Hamburg covers an area along the Elbe as well as over the Elbe canals and various islands on the River Elbe. Nothing would be possible here without bridges. A total of 133 bridges link the islands on the Elbe.

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