Cathedral Crane

Medieval “Baumeister”

These pictures show the result of the work with young people, that were preparing to get a training position. The task was to build a model of crane. The context was a series of different exercises and games about the topic of building of a cathedral. You can find these additional material at (search for “Dombau”).


Main object was to learn to create a machine with limited material and tools, as people did in former times. Addtionally the history an function of the simple lifting machines, like lever, rolls and pulley-block, were to be found out.