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 fa├žade painting was done by the artist Niclas Linkh.

Water tower in Mannheim

Water tower in Mannheim, Germany

This water tower in Mannheim is the landmark of the city. You find it on Frederick Square (Friedrichsplatz). It was built by Gustav Halmhuber in 1886-1889. By the way, the nickname of Mannheim is ‘The City of Squares’ (Quadratestadt). This name originates from the streets and avenues, which form a grid pattern. [German]