Originally used to unload cargoes, the impressive outline of this wooden crane is unmistakable. The largest medieval machine of its kind in Europe, it is today the symbol of Gdańsk. First mentioned in 1367, it was rebuilt in 1444 after a fire and enhanced in the 17C with the addition of an upper structure capable of lifting two tonnes 27m into the air (useful for the erection of tall masts). Severely damaged in the war, it was restored between 1955 and 1962.
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