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Alter Kran

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Address: An der Illmenau, Luneburg, Lower Saxony, Germany
Phone Number: 104575374054
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Old Crane at the old harbor in Luneburg

While taking a stroll near the harbor in Luneburg we came across the old Crane...it is open to the public, so one can step in and look at it. Beautiful old structure and still in... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
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Venice, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

While taking a stroll near the harbor in Luneburg we came across the old Crane...it is open to the public, so one can step in and look at it. Beautiful old structure and still in working order.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

Part of the city guided tour; the “Alter Kran” was the most important visit in my opinion. I saw it inside out and study a little bit the mechanism and functional details. I was amazed to find out that the crane was powered by several people running inside like hamsters…

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Zabbar, Malta
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

Got to visit as part of a tour, and was explained how it was run by strong men to lift the cargo off and onto the barges below. No brakes!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

If, like me you are interested in history then this is a great attraction that transports you right back to the days when salt ruled the world.

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Siauliai, Lithuania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2012

If you take a guide you get a key inside of it and explanation about the mechanism and history of the tow, it's 100 percent worth.

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