Gdansk Harbor Treadwheel Crane

Gdansk Harbor Treadwheel Crane – Poland Treadwheel Crane: They were the largest cranes in Medieval Europe . Their usual operation for wheel cranes were with two squirrel cages and for two or more operators. Originally from the 15th century, it was built between 1441 and 1444. Today it is one of the most representative emblems of the city of Gdansk. The crane building in Gdansk was built in the Gothic style with steep roofs. The central tower is 31 meters …

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Porto Winery Selection

Porto Winery Selection – Caves Poças We visit the Caves Poças a Porto Winery  in Vila Nova de Gaia (Porto – Portugal), where we enjoy a unique experience. We enter the world of DOC Douro wines, especially the wines of Porto Poças. The activity begins with a guided tour of the winery, where the guide tells us the story of Caves Poças, a family business and the evolution to this day. The visit was very original and relaxed because we were …

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History of Tourism in Middle Ages

The Religious Tourism in the Middle Ages History of Tourism in Middle Ages – Codex Calistinus Fall of the Roman Empire History of Medieval Tourism: The fall of the Roman Empire plunged the European continent into a period of great confusion and disorder. For a time there was also an almost permanent state of war between the barbarian chiefs, who had invaded the ancient Roman empire. This contributed to the weakening of all forms of centralized government power. There was …

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History of Medieval Treadwheel Cranes in Germany

Five Medieval Treadwheel Cranes in Germany Today The History of Medieval Treadwheel Cranes in Germany: The treadwheel cranes were used by architects and engineers from the times of the Romans. Probably some stopped being used only at the beginning of the 20th century. This is a detail of those that still exist. Some are original and have a thousand years of antiquity. A few others were rebuilt. These are the five medieval treadmill cranes existing today in Germany. All are worth …

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