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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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Lifter was beautiful, There recently constructed boat near lifter, it's historic and beautiful place to take pictures. Don't miss the restaurant in this wonderful city

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 31, 2015
Seylan N
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57 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015 via mobile

Lifter was beautiful, There recently constructed boat near lifter, it's historic and beautiful place to take pictures. Don't miss the restaurant in this wonderful city

Thank Seylan N
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23 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015

Nice City to walk, shopping and drink coffee and beer. Good Atmosphere . Getting around is easy . Liveable town

Thank Zoe la Nì N
Wellingborough, United Kingdom
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943 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 600 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2015

This old crane made of wood has remained largely unchanged since 1797. Used in the port mainly for lifting salt from the Luneburg Saltworks and firewood the heaviest load the crane was known to lift was a steam locomotive which weighed about 9.3 tons!! We stated in a hotel right next to this crane but whilst we were there the... More 

Thank Roberts69
Venice, Florida
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120 reviews
44 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

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.

Thank SiggyCook
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85 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
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…

Thank photocetera
Zabbar, Malta
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26 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
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!

Thank Jonathan_Barbara
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119 reviews
54 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
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.

Thank PeterV1
Siauliai, Lithuania
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36 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
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.

Thank Egle_Lithuania_33

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