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 colourful façade painting was done by the artist Niclas Linkh.

Horseshoe tower in Tulln

Ancient Roman tower in Tulln, Austria

The Horseshoe Tower (Hufeisenturm) in Tulln is a remain of an ancient Roman settlement named Comagena or Comagenis. Many parts of the tower are still from 4th century. The building is named after the shape of its groundplan which reminds of a horseshoe (Hufeisen).