Alter Kran

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  • Siegfried LG

    The two wooden boats, which are now in the old port, were not always there. These are original replicas of ship types of ancient times. They were handmade by artisans and unemployed youth. Each piece was hand-worked and each nail individually forged. The larger one is the so-called Salzwer. It was able to absorb up to 8 t of salt and was used to export salt by water. The built-in engine is not true to the original, but this allows the boat to go on tour (completion 2010). The smaller is a Prahmboot and the salt was reloaded in Lauenburg and transported with these boats over the old Stecknitz channel (today Elbe-Lübeck-Kanal) to Lübeck. It was built after the saltwave.
    A picture shows the saltwer on ride.

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    • December 31, 2016

  • Siegfried LG

    This area has developed powerfully in recent years.

    The ensemble at the old harbor is complete again. The Georg-Von Lösecke-Haus is back, after the big fire three years ago.

    The Old Crane is still functional with its inner life. The original crane has been rebuilt over and over again over the centuries. In its present form, the crane is almost unchanged since 1797. In the winter of 1795, many structures in the harbor were badly damaged by a flood of ice, including the crane and the adjacent bridge. The crane was rebuilt in the summer of 1797 by the carpenter G. P. Hintze under the direction of the land manager Kruse in a new form.
    Source:
     de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alter_Kran_%28Lüneburg%29
    commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File%3AL%C3%BCneburg_106_Kran.jpg

    On the site with the ancient pub "Pons" is the reconstruction of the old salt store
    "Viskulenhof" finished. How this area evolves, the next years will show.

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    • December 28, 2016

  • Der Heidjer Radler

    The old crane in the water district in Lüneburg is visited at every city tour of Lüneburg.
    The wooden, copper-clad "Old Crane" at the Ilmenau is mentioned as early as 1346. The crane was used to lift the valuable salt of the Lüneburg saltworks, because the salt could be shipped over the Stecknitz canal to Lübeck. But firewood and all kinds of other goods were lifted by the crane and transported on.
    One of the last and probably heaviest loads, which was lifted with his help, was in the 19th century a steam locomotive for the Braunschweig-Vienenburg railway, which came over the waterway from England to Lüneburg.
    Today, the Alte Kran shapes the image of the Lüneburg water district and is considered one of the landmarks of today's Hanseatic and salt city. It can be visited as part of a city tour.
    Info Source: lueneburger-heide.de

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    • February 9, 2017

  • Siegfried LG

    One of the highlights in Lüneburg and official starting point of the brick tour. If you start the tour here, you drive left of the Ilmenau, past the restaurant Pons and under the bridge.

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    • August 21, 2016

  • Siegfried LG

    Central place at the old harbor. With a lot of gastronomy on the water. Also known as stint. The damage of the major fire, which led to the destruction of the Georg-von-Lösecke house, is almost resolved. However, only the facade is restored after old photos, inside it is now a modern concrete building. But for the big picture this is not so important.

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    • December 12, 2016

  • Siegfried LG

    The two wooden boats, which are now in the old port, were not always there. These are original replicas of ship types of ancient times. They were handmade by artisans and unemployed youth. Each part was worked by hand and each nail individually forged. The larger one is the so-called Salzwer. It was able to absorb up to 8 t of salt and was used to export salt by water. The built-in engine is not true to the original, but this allows the boat to go on tour (completion 2010). The smaller one is a boat, with a flat bottom. It was built after saltswer.

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    • December 31, 2016

  • Sachsen Onkel

    The wooden crane on the Ilmenau is the central point in the port of Lüneburg.

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    • September 15, 2018

  • Outside

    Wonderful place in the old town of Lüneburg.

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    • August 19, 2017

  • JR56

    The old crane in the water district in Lüneburg is visited at every city tour of Lüneburg.
    The wooden, copper-clad "Old Crane" at the Ilmenau is mentioned as early as 1346. The crane was used to lift the valuable salt of the Lüneburg saltworks, because the salt could be shipped over the Stecknitz canal to Lübeck. But firewood and all kinds of other goods were lifted by the crane and transported on. The crane was powered by pedal wheels, which were moved by at least two adult men (more depending on the load).
    One of the last and probably heaviest loads, which was lifted with his help, was in the 19th century a steam locomotive for the Braunschweig-Vienenburg railway, which came over the waterway from England to Lüneburg. This locomotive weighed 9.3 tons.
    Today, the Alte Kran shapes the image of the Lüneburg water district and is considered one of the landmarks of today's Hanseatic and salt city. It can be visited as part of a city tour.
    lueneburger-heide.de/stadt/sehenswuerdigkeit/69/lueneburg-alter-kran.html

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    • July 11, 2019

  • Bartels

    At the Stintmarkt, beautiful, right on the Ilmenau eat and drink !!!

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    • October 11, 2018

  • Wally.Sabally

    By Lüneburg you go naturally better on foot. You can go there but good on the bike, a nice way along the Ilmenau.

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    • January 2, 2019

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Location: Lüneburg Heath, Lower Saxony, Germany

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