Historic harbour crane becomes crane café in Basel, Switzerland

TEICHMANN CRANES from Essen, who had dismantled and stored the old harbor crane already in 2010, re-assembled the historic harbor, which had previously been given to the city of Basel by the Novartis Group on the other river side and converted the crane according to the gastronomic plans.

For example, the crane supports were shortened on the water side, the engine house, gearboxes, motors and electric controls were removed to create space for a small café at a height of 9m. In addition, an observation platform with a grating grid of approx. 60m² was built on supports, where visitors can soon enjoy the view over the harbour at a height of 7m.

We are looking forward to soon having a coffee up in the air!