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Crane (Zuraw)

Ul. Szeroka 67/68 | At Maritime Museum, Gdansk 80-835, Poland
+48 58 301 69 38
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Private Walking Tour of Gdansk Old Town
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good38%
  • Average11%
  • Poor1%
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Travellers talk about
“maritime museum” (29 reviews)
“hamster wheel” (5 reviews)
“amazing sight” (3 reviews)
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Ul. Szeroka 67/68 | At Maritime Museum, Gdansk 80-835, Poland
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+48 58 301 69 38
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"maritime museum"
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"hamster wheel"
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"amazing sight"
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"buy the tickets"
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"piece of history"
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"medieval times"
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"worth a visit"
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"across the river"
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"motlawa river"
in 6 reviews
"middle ages"
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"interesting place"
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"old town"
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Reviewed yesterday

This was a bit of a surprise, incredible structure, has been rebuilt since a fire destroyed part of it. After the river dried up they raised the large wheels that operated the hoists, using convicts to turn them like hamsters in a wheel.

Thank 180sylvias
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

The crane dates back to the 14 century, was used as a grain elevator powered by human power like a hamster wheel on the water front, this is a landmark in Gdansk.

Thank Lee S
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

And, you will have ample information to determine why this utility is considered an important aspect of the thriving waterfront district. Definitely worth a stop.

Thank Dave B
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The crane is visible from a distance and is one of the most prominent attractions in Gdansk City Center. A perfect photogenic place where you can get a photo clicked to save memories for the lifetime! There is a historical museum right next to it....More

Thank whistlinghound
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Can´t get the feeling that I´w seen something special. A lot of people, crowded and no information. An information of the Crane easily to get the hands on was missing

Thank kahog53
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Reviewed 2 May 2018 via mobile

We visited this attraction and got the chance to see inside because it’s free in our Gdansk Tourist Pass. Overall, it’s not impressive. The information of the exhibits have no translation. They are all in Polish Language. It is also somewhat scary with human-like exhibits....More

Thank josh r
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Reviewed 2 May 2018

As grain was the most important product that made the city of Gdansk rich and famous, this crane was very important for grinding the grain. The building has a wooden surface and if you stand underneath you can see it mechanical part and the way...More

Thank furaha1nl
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Reviewed 26 April 2018 via mobile

In the heart of the city, this landmark offers a really nice opportunity to take picture and set a meeting point. On the other hand, or shall I say on the other side (of the river ) you will see a huge building site which...More

Thank Lupochiaro
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Reviewed 23 April 2018 via mobile

If there is one structure that is synonymous with this vibrant city it is the Crane ( Zuraw ). 1st mentioned in 1367 the original crane burnt to the ground in 1442 but was rebuilt in 1444 were it worked right through till the mid...More

Thank Neil K
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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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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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