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 motorised vehicles – motorbikes, cars and small lorries – the crossing is only possible at certain times and for a fee. Here is where you can find all the important information you need to know about how to use the Elbtunnel.
All day and all night for cyclists and pedestrians.
Cyclists and pedestrians can use the freight lifts on both sides of the tunnel on weekdays from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. On weekends, the large elevators are available to all users between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. The glass passenger lifts, which can also be used by cyclists, are in operation around the clock.
The St Pauli Elbtunnel is currently closed to all motor vehicles until further notice.
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.