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It is a monument to the wealthy trading connections on the river Main. There had already been a predecessor to the present “Mainkran”, which had been built with timber framing. It was completely ripped away by the most disastrous flood of the last few centuries in 1784. In the same year, Earl Johann Adam von Schwarzenberg constructed a new crane. The round tower is 16 metres high and has a diameter of 9.2 metres. Inside the tower there is a well preserved and original “double wheel engine” made from oak. The tower was in use until about 1900.