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Alter Kran

An der Illmenau, Luneburg, Lower Saxony, Germany
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Quaint part of town

Old craine in the middle of old town. Surrounded by canals, restaurants and stores. Very quaint... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Boston, Massachusetts
via mobile
Another well preserved Kran in Germany

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

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
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“old town” (2 reviews)
“crane” (9 reviews)
“boats” (2 reviews)
An der Illmenau, Luneburg, Lower Saxony, Germany
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Reviewed 1 week ago 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 2 weeks ago

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
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
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