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Alter Kran

An der Illmenau, Luneburg, Lower Saxony, Germany
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Interesting and on a very pretty site

Although there is little to see apart from this crane, the location is evocative and the water and... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
London, United Kingdom
Must-see place in Lüneburg

The surroundings of the crane make it arguably the most charming place in Lüneburg. Great for... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
Gdynia, Poland
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An der Illmenau, Luneburg, Lower Saxony, Germany
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 5 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 29 June 2017

this old crane is nicely located near the water. there is a weeping willow next to, which gives it a romantic look.

Thank Salima K
Reviewed 25 June 2017

Reminds of the old glorious days. Beware for the cobblestones around. Surrounded by nice historical buildings, a small river dam, restaurants, bars. A lot of tourists stroll around. Very scenic.

Thank cw f
Reviewed 22 January 2017

Crane and surrounding area with historic buildings, river dam, restaurants and bars is the most iconic, relaxing and beautiful part of the town. Almost I could feel being few hundred years in past. Be prepared to take dozens of pictures all over the place.

Thank Thomas E
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...More

Thank BernardMorey
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

2  Thank ESF70
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.

Thank Simon W
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.

1  Thank Anastasia8307
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

Thank Seylan N
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