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.
Masks are mandatory in the entire tunnel area. Please cover your mouth and nose with a medical mask, surgical masks or FFP2 mask.
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 through Friday from 5:30 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday from 10.00 a.m. to 6.00 p.m.
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.
Since 30 October, users of the St. Pauli Elbtunnel have had defibrillators at their disposal. Within the scope of the east tunnel refurbishment, four orange-coloured emergency medical service stations were installed. They contain an emergency phone, a fire alarm button and two fire extinguishers each with six litres of a foam extinguishing agent. The two stations – in the St. Pauli portal and the Steinwerder portal – have now been equipped with defibrillators. Everyone can access the emergency equipment, which is monitored around the clock. This makes the St. Pauli Elbtunnel exemplary in first aid assistance.