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Ul. Szeroka 67/68 | At Maritime Museum, Gdansk 80-835, Poland
+48 58 301 69 38
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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 2 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 3 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 4 weeks ago

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

Thank Carnoustie108
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 5 weeks ago

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 4 October 2018

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

Thank Oobubuu
Reviewed 30 September 2018

Walking down the river you'll pass this crane, you can walk under its gate. Historical piece of engineering opposite the maritime museum on the other side of the river.

Thank GemsNI
Reviewed 20 September 2018

Not much to say about this attraction. You can walk under it free of charge. But I though it was an interesting view into the past and how the shipping industry in the middle ages operated. If you are interested in history don't miss it,...More

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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
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.