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Bamberg, Bavaria, Germany — Southern Germany (Scarplands and Alpine Region)
 

Am Kranen / At the Cranes

 
 
Am Kranen / At the Cranes Marker image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, September 25, 2019
1. Am Kranen / At the Cranes Marker
Inscription.  
Der alte Hafen
lag seit dem 14. Jh. bis 1912 zentral inmitten der Stadt am linken Regnitzarm. Mit Kränen (1) wurden die flachen Lastkähne (2) der Regnitzschiffer be- und entladen. Die Schiffe fuhren flussabwärts über Main und Rhein bis in die Niederlande, ab 1846 auch flussaufwärts durch den Ludwig-Donau-Main- Kanal.

Das Schlachthaus (3)
1740 zur Hälfte über dem Wasser gebaut, entsorgte seine Abfälle direkt in die Regnitz. Man erkennt es noch leicht an dem steinernen Ochsen mit echten Hörnern im Giebelfeld.

Das Hochzeitshaus (Am Kranen 12)
konnte von Bürgern der Stadt für Feste angemietet werden. Das hohe Renaissancegebäude (4) ist heute, ebenso wie das Schlachthaus, Teil der Universität. Links neben dem Portal befinden sich mehrere Hochwassermarken.

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(English translation:)

The old harbor was situated on the left arm of the Regnitz River from the 14th century through 1912. Cranes (1) were used to load and unload the flat barges (2) that plied the Regnitz, with the ships sailing downstream via the Main and Rhine rivers to the Netherlands,

Am Kranen / At the Cranes Marker - wide view image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, September 25, 2019
2. Am Kranen / At the Cranes Marker - wide view
The marker, with a couple standing in front of and reading it, is visible to the left of the slaughterhouse.
and from 1846, sailing upstream also via the Ludwig-Donau-Main canal.

The slaughterhouse(3) was built in 1740, with of the structure above the water, its waste was disposed of directly into the river Regnitz. One may yet easily recognize the building by its stone ox with real horns situated below the gable.

The Wedding House (Am Kranen 12) could be rented by citizens of the city for celebrations. The high Renaissance building (4), as well as the slaughterhouse, is part the University today. To the left of the portal are several high water marks from previous floods.
 
Erected by Flussparadies Franken e.V.
 
Location. 49° 53.554′ N, 10° 53.19′ E. Marker is in Bamberg, Bavaria. Marker is on Am Kranen, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Bamberg, Bavaria 96047, Germany. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Am Kranen 12a (within shouting distance of this marker); Joseph Heller (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); Bamberg's World War II Fallen and Missing (about 90 meters away); Kaiserin Kunigund / Empress Kunigund (about 90 meters away); Haus St. Benedikt / St. Benedict House (about 90 meters away); Altes Rathaus / Old City Hall

Marker inset: old harbor area image. Click for full size.
Eugene Napoleon Neurather (courtesy of the Bamberg State Museum), 1820
3. Marker inset: old harbor area
(about 120 meters away); The Old Tollhouse (about 120 meters away); Claus Graf Stauffenberg (about 120 meters away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Bamberg.
 
More about this marker. This marker is one of more than 20 that have been placed along the Regnitz river in Bamberg, marking the Bamberg River trail.
 
Also see . . .  Hafen Bamberg (Wikipedia, in German). (Submitted on November 26, 2019.)
 
Categories. Waterways & Vessels
 
Old harbor area today (looking north) image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, September 25, 2019
4. Old harbor area today (looking north)
The cranes and slaughthouse are visible on the right.
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on November 27, 2019. This page originally submitted on November 26, 2019, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 34 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on November 26, 2019, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.
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