Photos from the Rheingau - a wine region located at the Rhine River close to Wiesbaden and Frankfurt/Main, Germany
Thursday, March 30, 2006
Old Crane in Oestrich
This old crane is Oestrich's landmark. Built in the 18th century, it was used to load wine barrels onto the boats on the Rhine. Inside is a huge wheel (like a hamsters wheel), with which two strong men had to get the crane to work and lift up the barrels.