We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Review Highlights
interesting landmark. City tour allows inner access

We got to go inside here and listen to the history plus how it works. Interesting inside, worth a... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Kip F
Sacramento, California
Historic crane

An old historic crane which is considered as a landmark of Luneburg! The crane was built in 1797... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Natalia M
via mobile
Read all 153 reviews
All photos (99)
Full view
Certificate of Excellence
Traveller Overview
  • Excellent41%
  • Very good48%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“old town”(2 reviews)
“worth a visit”(2 reviews)
“crane”(11 reviews)
Local Weather
Powered by Weather Underground
An der Illmenau, Luneburg, Lower Saxony, Germany
Reviews (153)
Filter reviews
25 results
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
More languages
Show reviews that mention
All reviewsold townworth a visitcranedamlandmarkstrollgermanyhistorycity
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 25 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We got to go inside here and listen to the history plus how it works. Interesting inside, worth a look.

Thank Kip F
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

An old historic crane which is considered as a landmark of Luneburg! The crane was built in 1797 and was mainly used for saltwork shipping.

Thank Natalia M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The ' ALTER KRAN ' is symbol of the town of Luneburg. It is near a lake and the setting is quite nice. It is very close to St. Nicholas church. It makes a nice photo.

Thank ULYSSES9999
Reviewed 17 August 2018

A visit to the old crane is worthwhile. It tells a piece of history of Lüneburg. The crane can also be inspected inside, but it is not absolutely necessary.

Thank heini m
Reviewed 23 July 2018 via mobile

This area around the “alter kran” is a must to see when you are visiting Lüneburg Just walk around and look at the old houses or enjoy a cup of coffee or dinner at some of all restaurants in the area

Thank ortoftasakc
Reviewed 5 July 2018 via mobile

Beautiful city and great history. The Alter Kran is in a beautiful area. It’s worth a visit and is a good day trip.

Thank Amy503
Reviewed 5 October 2017 via mobile

Old craine in the middle of old town. Surrounded by canals, restaurants and stores. Very quaint part of town that reminded me of a village in the Netherlands. Great photo opportunity!

Thank FlyAaron
Reviewed 3 October 2017

Very interesting and very well preserved. VEry close to many restaurants, you can enjoy the view for long...

Thank GabyML1301
Reviewed 26 August 2017

Although there is little to see apart from this crane, the location is evocative and the water and restaurants and weeping willow trees are very attractive.

Thank zazu2012
Reviewed 22 August 2017

The surroundings of the crane make it arguably the most charming place in Lüneburg. Great for strolling, eating, taking pictures and relaxing - provided the weather is fine. The crane itself is backed up by history and age, so I would definitely recommend.

Thank sir_meeshoo
View more reviews
Nearby HotelsSee all 22 hotels in Luneburg
DORMERO Hotel Altes Kaufhaus Luneburg
279 reviews
.02 miles away
einzigartig - Das kleine Hotel im Wasserviertel
79 reviews
.03 miles away
Romantik Hotel Bergstrom
495 reviews
.05 miles away
Hotel Bremer Hof
74 reviews
.10 miles away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 195 restaurants in Luneburg
Restaurant Soraya
140 reviews
.03 miles away
Neptun's Fischhaus
61 reviews
.09 miles away
35 reviews
.10 miles away
Anna"s Cafe
124 reviews
.07 miles away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 67 attractions in Luneburg
Historisches Lueneburger Rathaus
187 reviews
.26 miles away
St. John's Church
55 reviews
.26 miles away
St. Nicolai Kirche
25 reviews
.14 miles away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Alter Kran staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines