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“A unique piece of history”
Review of Crane (Zuraw)

Crane (Zuraw)
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Private Walking Tour of Gdansk Old Town
Ranked #10 of 175 things to do in Gdansk
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed February 3, 2013

It's a bit of a pain to go back and forth across the Motława River to buy the tickets to the Żuraw at the Museum. However, walk over to Browar Gdańsk, have a beer, then buy your tickets and ride the free water ferry back across. The best part about the Żuraw is going inside and climbing to the top, and seeing the parts that make it work.

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Reviewed December 1, 2012

Very interesting to see.... A bit of nautical history. Certainly the men in the group were intrigued by the old crane and the capabilities it once had.

Thank CDWilson
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Reviewed November 9, 2012

"The oldest documented mention of Zuraw as a wooden port crane was in 1367. What you see today, however, was reconstructed in the middle of the 15th century after a devastating fire devoured the original structure.

The large crane was used to place masts on ships and to load cargo. During World War II, the wooden area was destroyed and only 60% of the brick portion remained in tact. After the war, Zuraw was once again rebuilt and handed over to the museum. Today you can find different exhibits detailing the interesting history of the entire port of Gdansk.

The crane is home to a branch of the Maritime Museum. Zuraw is open to visitors during the summer months from 10 AM to 6 PM--Saturdays are free!"

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Reviewed October 25, 2012

The crane, unique in Europe, was burined in 1945 and tghis is the reconstruction. There is a good decription of medieval cranes inside the building.

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Reviewed September 24, 2012

Interesting to view the crane. Film fortage of Gdansk September 1939 shows the crane - at least something tangible remained after WW2. A good reminder of advanced technology and innovation.

Thank wilsone
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