Mountain Biking Highlight
Old cranes, a baroque harbor crane with double jib from 1773 on Kranenkai in Würzburg on the right bank of the Main near the Juliuspromenade. It is a stone crane. Here also the level of the Main is measured. Today it is a meeting place with seating and adjoining catering.
There is more history here: de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alter_Kranen_(W%C3%BCrzburg)
June 25, 2019
Here there is a nice beer garden and at the top of the cranes there is for my taste the best pizzeria in Würzburg with beautiful garden and view of the fortress and Main.
locanda.de Reservation can not hurt.Here are some general information:
The Alte Kranen is right-hand between the Alte Mainbrücke and the Friedensbrücke. He forms an ensemble with the old customs and Hall house (the latter designation refers to the importance of the salt trade) and the Kranenbastion with a corner pavilion. Formerly, there was a crane-keeper's cottage above the stairs. There were warehouses next to the cranes. Through the building ensemble leads an old paved street, the former Kärrnergasse.History:Replica in the German Museum
The crane was built from 1767 to 1773 under Prince-Bishop Adam Friedrich von Seinsheim by Franz Ignaz Neumann (son of Balthasar Neumann). He replaced a simpler crane from 1560.The crane was operated by craftsmen who were known as Kärrner. They also took care of the storage of goods and forwarding work. In 1846, a new iron crane was built 50 meters down the main track. In 1922, this also had its day and was therefore dismantled, since in the meantime the Old Port was created.The old Kranen was spared from the destruction in World War II and became a symbol of survival. At Kranenkai, 900 tons of fire debris from the city were loaded onto ships every day and transported away. The care of the crane took over in 1974, the Main Franconia Circle, which also offers tours.
June 28, 2019
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