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“Former shipbuilders, porters, boatmen, fishermen, socagers and sailmakers district”
Review of Krahnenviertel

Krahnenviertel
Ranked #74 of 178 things to do in Trier
Olen, Belgium
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“Former shipbuilders, porters, boatmen, fishermen, socagers and sailmakers district”
Reviewed 7 June 2012

The northerly crane was built in 1413, and the one nearer to the Roman Bridge was built in 1774.On the banks of the Moselle, remarkable technology of the past: two loading cranes, both bearing witness to the former lively trade on the river. By displacement of the Moselle banks, they are not longer located in the immediate vicinity of the River, so that the Cantilevers no longer reach the water. The Krahnenstraße represents the southern boundary of the Hospitien area and ends at the old Moselle crane from 1413. The area was inhabited over a long period of time by families of shipbuilders, boaters, fishermen, socagers, sailmakers and others associated with shipping related crafts. The area is a protected monument and represents a charming autonomous urbanization and residential ensemble. The Krahnenviertel had two periods of heydays: one in the 15th-16th century and a second one in 18th century, which is clearly reflected in the houses. Only later were the cranes turned over to various orders of the Church. The houses have been converted into housing for the elderly. / Second crane: 1413, "Lieffgins son", tenant of the floating wooden crane in Trier, received permission of Archbishop Werner von Falkenstein to build a land crane. According to the building code he was obliged to build a crane in front of the Johannispforte and to secure the crane against ice and floods. Gobel and family got the lifelong use for an annual fee of 26 Rhenish guilder. 1452 The crane became municipal possession, due to the fact that the ownership died out with the son of the founder. 1630 Rebuilt, 1646 the wall received a wooden ‘go round’. / The Krahnenstraße represents the southern boundary of Hospitien areal and ends at the old crane dating back to 1413 along the Moselle embankement. Here lived families of shipbuilders, porters, boatmen, fishermen, socagers, sailmakers and others associated with shipping related crafts. The area is a protected monument and represents a charming autonomous urbanization and residential ensemble. The Krahnenviertel had two periods of heydays: one in the 15th-16th century and a second one in 18th century, which is clearly reflected in the houses. Rebuilt in 1984, of 60 old houses are nowadays still their different sizes and construction drawings preserved.

Visited May 2012
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