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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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  • Zhurav can be seen from different angles and from afar. Is peculiar and very recognizable symbol of the city.
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  • Well let's say that crane itself it's nothing of particular. But if your imagination works just a bit, you can try to go back in time when the river was a vey busy place and the crane was working ince...  more »
  • The crane you just need to see, and the more you can visit (it is possible to explore the Branch Office of the Maritime Museum). By the way, you can see the staff was very friendly as they had seen her former employees crane. Incredible perspective:)
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