Water tower in Wels

Frontside of the Renaissance water tower (16th century) in Wels, Austria

This water tower in Wels was built in 1577/1579 by Wolfgang Khranlachner. Inside the tower there is a pump designed by the watchmaker Clement Rench. The colorful façade painting was done by the artist Niclas Linkh.

Emblems at the water tower of Wels, Austria

An educative detail: In the upper part of the tower you can see 26 coat of arms referring to those countries which were ruled by the House of Habsburg in late 16th century.