List of tunnels in Germany

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A list of tunnels in Germany longer than 10 metres.

North entrance of the Engelberg Tunnel (June 2006)
The longest single-tube road tunnel in Germany north of the Alps: the Saukopf Tunnel between Birkenau (Hesse) and Weinheim (Baden-Württemberg)

Baden-Württemberg[edit]

Road tunnels[edit]

Speed limit[edit]

With few exceptions, Baden-Württemberg has a speed limit of 100 km/h for all road and motorway tunnels that have two tubes. It is the only German state where this is the case; other German states have had a speed limit of 80 km/h. Bavaria has been raising the speed limit in such tunnels from 80 km/h to 100 km/h since 2007, and North Rhine-Westphalia has been doing the same since 2008.

Railway tunnels[edit]

Bavaria[edit]

Road tunnels[edit]

Speed limit[edit]

In 2007, Bavaria became the second German state, after Baden-Württemberg, to start increasing the speed limit for road and motorway tunnels with two tubes from 80 to 100 km/h. The first tunnel to have its speed limit increased from 80 to 100 km/h was the overhead noise barrier tunnel on the A3 auto Railway at Aschaffenburg. The Allach tunnel will be next, following the next scheduled maintenance. The AubingTunnel on the Munich motorway ring is already designed for speeds of 100 km/h and is scheduled to be re-classified.

Railway tunnels[edit]

The Euerwang Tunnel is the third longest overground-railway tunnel in Germany. It was designed to slope toward the two exits so that trains can leave the tunnel without power in emergencies.

Underground railway systems[edit]

Berlin[edit]

Road tunnels[edit]

Railway tunnels[edit]

Underground railway systems[edit]

Hamburg[edit]

Road tunnels[edit]

Railway tunnels[edit]

Underground railway systems[edit]

Hesse[edit]

Road tunnels[edit]

Railway tunnels[edit]

Underground railway systems[edit]

Ship tunnels[edit]

Mecklenburg-Vorpommern[edit]

Road tunnels[edit]

Lower Saxony[edit]

Road tunnels[edit]

Railway tunnels[edit]

North Rhine-Westphalia[edit]

Road tunnels[edit]

Speed limit[edit]

North Rhine-Westphalia has now also begun to raise the speed limit from 80 to 100 km/h in some new or overhauled double-tube road tunnels on the motorway.

Railway tunnels[edit]

Rhineland-Palatinate[edit]

Road tunnels[edit]

Malberg Tunnel at Bad Ems
  • B 260 Malberg Tunnel at Bad Ems, Length = 1600 m. Major part of the spa's bypass road. Longest road tunnel in Rhineland-Palatinate. Two-lane road tunnel, separate tubes. Cut-and-cover construction. Inaugurated 4 November 2006, Opened to traffic 5 November 2006.
  • B 10 Stauf Tunnel at Sarnstall, Length = 1038 m
  • A 62 Hörnchenberg Tunnel at Landstuhl, Length = 510 + 485 m
  • B 10 Barbarossa Tunnel at Annweiler, Length = 616 m
  • B 257 Ditschardt Tunnel at Altenahr, Length = 565 m
  • K 101 Burgberg Tunnel at Bernkastel-Kues, Length = 560 m
  • B 10 Fehrbach Tunnel at Pirmasens, length = 250+230 m
  • L 103 Apollo Tunnel at Bad Bertrich, length = 441 m
  • B 10 Löwenherz Tunnel at Annweiler, length = 405 m
  • B 62 Siegkreisel Tunnel at Betzdorf, length = 378 m
  • B 41 Altenberg Tunnel at Idar-Oberstein, length = 319 m
  • B 10 Kostenfels Tunnel at Rinntal, length = 304m
  • B 49 Glockenberg Tunnel at Koblenz, length = 294 m
  • A 65 Queichheim Tunnel at Landau, length = 110+110 m
  • B 257 Lingenberg Tunnel at Altenahr, length = 212 m
  • L 103 Diana Tunnel at Bad Bertrich, length = 193 m
  • B 407 Laurentius Tunnel at Saarburg, length = 185 m
  • B 41 Hellberg Tunnel at Kirn (Nahe), length = 161 m
  • B 257 Übigs Tunnel at Altenahr, length = 94 m
  • B 260 Lindenbach Tunnel at Bad Ems, length = 93 m
  • B 42 Lahneck Tunnel at Lahnstein, length = 86 m
  • B 267 Engelslei Tunnel at Altenahr, length = 69 m
  • L132 Altstadt Tunnel in Saarburg, length = 55 m

Railway tunnels[edit]

  • Kaiser Wilhelm Tunnel (4205 m, Koblenz–Trier railway)
  • Wilseck Tunnel, 1268 m (Eifel Railway)
  • East Rhine Railway: • Horchheim Tunnel (576 m) • Loreley Tunnel (368/417 m) • Roßstein Tunnel (378/457 m)
  • Mainz railway tunnels: Three separate tunnels with a length of 655 m, 240 m and 1297 m, respectively
  • Marienthal Tunnel (1050 m, Engers–Au railway)
  • Palatine Ludwig Railway: • Wolfsberg Tunnel (320 m) • Lichtensteiner Kopf Tunnel (92 m) • Retschbach Tunnel (196 m) • Schönberg-Langeck Tunnel (366 m) • Mainzer Berg Tunnel (212 m) • Gipp Tunnel (217 m) • Köpfle Tunnel (158 m) • Eisenkehl Tunnel (65 m) • Kehre Tunnel (302 m) • Schloßberg Tunnel (208 m) • Franzosenwoog Tunnel (79 m) • Heiligenberg Tunnel (1347 m)
  • Alsenz Valley Railway: • Altenhof Tunnel (436 m) • Kupferschmelz Tunnel (82 m) • Imsweil Tunnel (373 m) • Alsenz Tunnel (283 m)

Saarland[edit]

Road tunnels[edit]

Not yet upgraded in accordance with the RABT 2006 Guideline for Road Tunnel Equipment and Operation.

Railway tunnels[edit]

  • Mettlach Tunnel (1196 m)
  • Merchweil Tunnel (624 m)
  • Bildstock Tunnel (341 m)
  • WiebelskircheTunnel (313 m)
  • Bierfeld Tunnel (216 m)
  • Schanzenberg Tunnel (248 m)
  • Silvingen Tunnel (1715 m) abandoned
  • Varus Tunnel (435 m) 'abandoned
  • Wehrden Tunnel (104 m) partly abandoned

Saxony[edit]

Road tunnels[edit]

Railway tunnels[edit]

Tunnel Line Opened Length in m Comment
Amtshainersdorf Tunnel 1 Sebnitz Valley Railway 89
Amtshainersdorf Tunnel 2 Sebnitz Valley Railway 91
Dresden Airport Tunnel Dresden Airport S-Bahn 570
Geising Tunnel Müglitz Valley Railway 235
Gleisberg Tunnel Müglitz Valley Railway 593
Köttewitz Tunnel Müglitz Valley Railway 198
Oberau Tunnel Leipzig–Dresden 513
Pilz Tunnel Müglitz Valley Railway 292
Rathmannsdorf Tunnel Sebnitz Valley Railway 377
Sebnitz Tunnel Sebnitz Valley Railway 148
Edle Krone Tunnel Dresden–Werdau 122
Ulbersdorf Tunnel 1 Sebnitz Valley Railway 108
Ulbersdorf Tunnel 2 Sebnitz Valley Railway 91
Ulbersdorf Tunnel 1 Sebnitz Valley Railway 77
Weesenstein Tunnel Müglitz Valley Railway 240

Schleswig-Holstein[edit]

Road tunnels[edit]

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