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Ul. Szeroka 67/68 | At Maritime Museum, Gdansk 80-835, Poland
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 28 January 2017

Where else can you see a 15C crane, faithfully restored? Certainly not one of this size, said to have 4 tons of lifting power, the largest in medieval Europe. Also, what a gatehouse! part of the city fortifications but combined with the port needs of...More

3  Thank CAhistorian
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 21 April 2018

A spectacular and photogenic sight from the outside! We decided to venture in to see the museum, the woman on the front desk was quite unhelpful, speaking to us as if we were stupid for not knowing that the ticket desk was located in the...More

2  Thank edinmike82
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All reviews maritime museum hamster wheel piece of history impressive structure medieval times middle ages across the river motlawa river worth a visit old town mechanism powered symbol engineering icon ships workings
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Well that was the most disappointing experience of my life. The staff were rude and unwelcoming. They took our money and then hurried us along to get us out as quick as possible. One member of staff got very angry when my dyslexic son touched...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago

Amazing what inventors did many years ago. Be sure to read the description panels underneath. The little model along the sidewalk was interesting also.

Thank Ruth H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A very old shipping crane indeed. Would not structure a visit around it but we did walk past and under it several times a day. Interesting to behold and see.

Thank bmpecc
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is probably the most iconic building in Gdansk. A landmark on the riverbank of the oldtown. Interresting history one of the local guides will inform you about in great detail

Thank HCMy
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It is an impressive structure, but in order to fully appreciate it you have to know what it was. The crane was the biggest crane in the world in the 15th. century that was used to load and unload ships.

Thank nadi O o
Reviewed 14 October 2018

okay from the outside but not worth the bother of going in, picturesque for taking photographs on a nice sunny day

Thank Carnoustie108
Reviewed 11 October 2018

As many have said, this structure is really interesting to see. It was also interesting to read about its history before I came to Gdansk. But there was nothing added to my knowledge of it by going inside. The exhibits are only in Polish and...More

Thank janetpackard
Reviewed 9 October 2018

This ancient structure is breathtaking to see. The history of it is fascinating and you can still see all the internal mechanisms

Thank Linda H
Reviewed 5 October 2018

This is really worthwhile and I would suggest that you read up about its history before going to see it.

Thank Anne C
Reviewed 3 October 2018

An interesting system of heaving heavy loads to and from the ships. Scale models made it understandable.

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Elizabeth M
4 September 2016|
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Response from Travel-Lightbeam | Reviewed this property |
Sorry if my answer comes too late. As a visitor to Gdansk I imagine you'll be staying in the old town. The crane is located next to one of the old city gates on the riverside so it's very easy to reach on foot. You may be... More
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Nikolas_Margaritis
27 June 2016|
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Response from cosmoslinguist | Reviewed this property |
Turn your back to the Crane and take a selfie with the Crane. It is absolutely gorgeous with night lights.
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