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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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pleasant peak at the past

the old crane is located by the waterside hence it was used i the past to (un-)load boats with goods such as salt, which made Lüneburg one of the richest and most influencal... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 25 April 2016
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Dieburg, Germany
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Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 May 2016

The Alter Crane is an historic site on the river. You'll probably pass it walking to or from the station. I'm not sure if you can visit the interior - I was passing about 7pm. In the evening sun you can get some good photographs in the area. It's an intereting site but not a must-see.

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Dieburg, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2016

the old crane is located by the waterside hence it was used i the past to (un-)load boats with goods such as salt, which made Lüneburg one of the richest and most influencal cities in northern germany for a long time

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Shenzhen
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 March 2016 via mobile

It is one of the most famous spots in Lüneburg. The scenery next to the river is quite nice, altough there is nothing much to do. Worth a visit when you are in the old town.

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Kiev, Ukraine
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2016

Great place to take pictures as it is situated near the river in old city and altogether with old boats gives you opportunity to fill the spirit of old Luneburg.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 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

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2015

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

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Wellingborough, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 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 

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Venice, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 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.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 June 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 bubbles Reviewed 3 June 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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