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“Rare sight along the river !”
Review of Alter Moselkran

Alter Moselkran
Ranked #36 of 177 things to do in Trier
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Reviewed 19 June 2017

We saw these cranes while taking a boat tour along the Mosel ! I had never seen this type of crane and after some research , I have found that they are quite rare . From a distance they seemed to be in good condition , not workable but esthetically speaking .

Date of experience: April 2017
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Reviewed 26 April 2017

While taking a walk we came across this old crane (1413) at the end of Krahnenstrasse, the former site of Trier’s inland harbour on the Moselle River. It replaced a wooden floating crane. The construction was treadwheel-operated by manpower and had only one boom. In 1778 a second jib arm was added. It’s a nice thing that is had been restored, because cranes of this type are rare.

Date of experience: March 2017
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Reviewed 16 January 2017

If you take a walk from the Roman Bridge along the river Mosel down the stream on the right bank of the river, you will bump into this interesting technical structure. It is a bit of the main touristic sites and nice to see though it seems a bit worn out by the squatters with lots of garbage thrown around. If you go, do not make it the main reason for walking in this area of Trier. It is far from the center and good if you pass by on a romantic walk on the river bank.

Date of experience: August 2016
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Reviewed 18 June 2016

Quiet close to the old roman bridge one can see the two old Mosel-cranes. The surroundings are very beautiful: you are walking on the bank of the river and can enjoy the nice sights of the bridge and barges sailing by. Historical value of this old cranes might be rather limited but through the small windows one can see the treadmill in which people once walked to make the crane move and work.

Date of experience: June 2016
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Reviewed 12 August 2015

The crane dates back to the 15th century. There is nothing particular about it. However, its presence among the beautiful bank side of the Mosel is an addition that adds to the charm of the whole area. You can see it easily if you simply walk along the trail beside the river.

Date of experience: July 2015
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