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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. To visit Crane (Zuraw) and get the most from your holiday in Gdansk, create itinerary details personal to you using our Gdansk vacation trip planner.
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  • This ancient harbourside crane is definitely worth a look. Go underneath and look up at the treadmills where men provided the power. This structure was destroyed by Soviet troops in 1945 (like much of...  more »
  • Cheap to walk in, good piece of history. Close to everywhere from here. Opposite the crane you must hire a public boat for £6 per person and enjoy the tour across the gdansk marina  more »
  • Impressive work of mediaval engineering skills. Likely heavily but convincingly re-constructed. Worth a look.  more »