Crane (Zuraw), Gdansk

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Explore navigational aids, cargo handling techniques, and a merchant's premises, plus reception rooms and local craft workshops at the exhibits of Crane (Zuraw). The oldest surviving port crane in Europe, with two brick towers and a wooden lifting mechanism in between, was built in the 15th century. See its internal mechanisms with two pairs of wheels fitted with wooden beams, which workers had to cross to set the wheels in motion. As a division of the maritime museum, the crane showcases life in a port city in times of its greatest prosperity, between the 16th and 18th centuries. Our Gdansk journey planner makes visiting Crane (Zuraw) and other Gdansk attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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  • As it was very cold we visited this museum. It was quite basic and didn't contain surprising elements. Nice but not more than that.  more »
  • An evocative reminder of the past: a huge freight elevator port Gdansk Hanseatic needed, among other things, to raise the masts of boats or picking up some large ships. Dating back to 1450 and built entirely of wood, is an imposing building which now houses part of the Maritime Museum. Issued together with the long river named Motlawa River.
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  • Enjoyed the visit to this very interesting site - a crane built in the 14th century. Tickets must be purchased at the Maritime Museum next door and at the time of our visit a multi ticket that include...  more »
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