The Crane

The Crane
+48 58 301 69 38
The Crane
ul. Szeroka 67/68

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Editor's review

The oldest documented mention of Zuraw as a wooden port crane was in 1367. What you see today, however, was reconstructed in the middle of the 15th century after a devastating fire devoured the original structure. The large crane was used to place masts on ships and to load cargo. During World War II, the wooden area was destroyed and only 60% of the brick portion remained in tact. After the war, Zuraw was once again rebuilt and handed over to the museum. Today you can find different exhibits detailing the interesting history of the entire port of Gdansk. The crane is home to a branch of the Maritime Museum. Zuraw is open to visitors during the summer months from 10 AM to 6 PM--Saturdays are free!

Editor & Gdansk Local


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United States

Looks like a rocket about to take off! Strange and monumental, impressive building especially when you realise how old it is.

Reply Nov 2nd, 2012


Reply Feb 9th, 2012
United Kingdom

You'll ahve to go a long way before you see another building like the Gdansk Crane. A medieval wonder which just makes you rub your eyes 'cos it looks so out of place, even in an ancient city like Gdansk!

Reply Mar 13th, 2008
big d
United Kingdom

love the great gdansk crane man. what a funky old building. cult

Reply May 23rd, 2007
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